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  • Durbin: ‘I sense a different feeling among my colleagues’ on gun reform

    05/29/2022 7:32:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/29/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    Sen. Dick Durbin (Ill.), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, is calling on his colleagues involved in bipartisan talks on gun reform to “do the right thing” following last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas. When asked by CNN “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana Bash on Sunday if lawmakers would take action following the shooting in Uvalde that left 19 students and two teachers slain, Durbin said the photos and stories of the victims have been “compelling” for lawmakers.
  • Durbin: There’s ‘a Lot’ of Price Gouging and Record Job Creation Comes with Inflation

    05/17/2022 4:53:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/16/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that “we’re dealing with a transitional economy, coming from a shutdown economy under COVID-19, reemerging, creation of jobs at record levels, but with it, comes the fires of inflation.” And there’s also “a lot” of price gouging. Durbin stated that poor poll numbers for Democrats reflect “history’s reality that off-year elections are not kind to the president’s party. That’s the starting point. Secondly, we’re dealing with a transitional economy, coming from a shutdown economy under COVID-19, reemerging, creation of jobs at record levels, but with...
  • Durbin calls protests outside Supreme Court justices’ homes ‘reprehensible

    05/11/2022 6:49:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/11/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate, on Tuesday called the protests outside of Supreme Court justices’ homes “reprehensible” in an interview. “I think it’s reprehensible. Stay away from homes and families of elected officials and members of the court,” the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman told CNN when he was asked about his thoughts on the protests.
  • Thom Tillis, Dick Durbin Push to Revive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens Amid Biden’s Mass Migration at Border

    04/07/2022 7:44:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2022 | John Binder
    As federal agencies prepare for a “mass migration event” at the United States-Mexico border due to President Joe Biden’s ending Title 42 on May 23, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) are setting their sights on amnesty for illegal aliens. Last week, Biden officials announced that the administration would end the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Title 42 authority that has allowed U.S. Border Patrol to quickly return illegal aliens to their native countries over the last two years.
  • Durbin: We Shouldn’t Vote on Title 42 cAmendment Due to ‘Urgency and Emergency’ of COVID Spending Bill

    04/06/2022 12:00:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/06/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) argued against voting on an amendment to the coronavirus spending bill on Title 42 by stating doing so would delay passage of the spending bill that he hopes “would have a sense of urgency and emergency” to it. Host Chuck Todd asked, “COVID relief funding is something that’s needed. I know you’re going to say they’re playing politics here, you know there are some Democratic votes for this. Why not include the amendment on Title 42, what’s the downside?”
  • Durbin: ‘No Question’ Biden Admin. Can Cut Red Tape to Get Arms to Ukraine More Efficiently

    04/05/2022 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/05/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that the Biden administration can “Absolutely” cut red tape to get military equipment to the Ukrainians more efficiently. Durbin said, “The United States and NATO are on their side. We have provided massive amounts of equipment, ammunition, and resources for them to engage in the fight. We need to do more and we need to do it quickly. Time is of the essence. If the parliamentarians made one thing clear, they need help and they need it yesterday. They don’t need to wait for weeks...
  • Dick Durbin Accuses Republicans of Prejudice Against ‘Harvard Grad, Black Woman’

    03/23/2022 6:57:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/23/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused Republicans Wednesday of attacking Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson because of a “stereotype” against a “Harvard grad, black woman” during her confirmation hearing. Durbin opened the third day of hearings by using his opening statement to attack Republicans for their questions the day before, implying that they were motivated by racist and sexist prejudice against the nominee.
  • Durbin on Regrets over Kavanaugh: We Could Have Handled Timing Differently, But That’s Hindsight

    03/22/2022 4:09:51 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/22/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Democrats could have done a better job handling the timing of the accusations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his nomination to the Supreme Court, but “hindsight is very clear. At that time, we were trying to do the best we could under an extraordinary set of circumstances.”
  • Graham storms out of Jackson SCOTUS hearing after Durbin Gitmo clash

    03/22/2022 2:38:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2022 4:46pm | Mark Moore
    As Durbin resumed the hearing, Graham got up and walked out of the room, taking a bottle of soda with him.
  • Durbin: Some in GOP Can’t Accept Black Female Public Defender on SCOTUS and They Say ‘Every’ Biden Nominee Is Soft on Crime

    03/21/2022 5:21:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/21/2022 | Ian hatchett
    On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman and Senate Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that criticisms of Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s record on crime from some Republicans are because Republicans accuse “every” Biden judicial nominee of being soft on crime to push the issue for the 2022 elections and because “there are some of them that are still struggling to accept” an African American female public defender would be “a good asset to the Supreme Court.”
  • Dick Durbin: Josh Hawley ‘Doesn’t Have the Credibility He Thinks He Does’

    03/20/2022 7:44:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/20/2022 | Pam Key
    Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) does not have “credibility” when addressing his criticism of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson before her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Anchor George Stephanopoulos said, “You are the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s hearings are set to begin. In the face of those hearing, we are seeing attacks. Josh Hawley set out a series of tweets suggesting Judge Jackson is soft on child porn. It has been debunked by several independent fact-checkers. What does that tell you about the confirmation fight ahead?...
  • Durbin: ‘Doing Business with the Devil’ in Iran, Venezuela ‘for a Few Days’ Could ‘Help’ on Oil – Must Ensure Oil Industry Doesn’t Profiteer

    03/08/2022 5:16:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/08/2022 | Ian hatchett
    While speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said we should see if Iran and Venezuela “can help those countries that are trying to stop Putin” by boosting the world’s energy supply, and that while doing so is a deal with the devil, “doing business with the devil for a few days” isn’t as bad as Russia killing civilians daily. Durbin also stated that we should ensure “people in the oil industry are not using this crisis to raise their profits.”
  • Dick Durbin’s Legacy of Shame

    03/06/2022 7:13:29 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 3, 2022 | Andrew Stiles
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) will be in the news a lot this month. Beginning March 21, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee will preside over the confirmation hearings for President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson. Mainstream media outlets have already started praising Durbin for his "historic" role in the confirmation of the High Court's first black female justice, and it's only going to get worse. Last month, the Washington Post published a lengthy profile of Durbin highlighting the career politician's determination to "make history." He could not have asked for a friendlier (as in whitewashed)...
  • Durbin: GOP Didn’t Criticize Reagan, Trump for Nominating Woman SCOTUS During his remarks, Biden recalled when his mom drove him to a small Catholic school in Delaware:

    02/03/2022 9:34:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/03/2022 | Trent Baker
    Thursday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) pushed back against criticism from the GOP over President Joe Biden’s announcement that he would nominate a black woman to replace outgoing-U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. Durbin argued on CNN’s “New Day” that both former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump announced they would nominate a woman to the Supreme Court and noted the same people upset about Biden’s plan to nominate a black woman have never voted for a black nominee.
  • Durbin: Perhaps Biden ‘Went a Little Too Far in His Rhetoric’ in Push for Voting Bill

    01/12/2022 4:20:00 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2022 | Jeff poor
    Wednesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) discussed President Joe Biden’s speech in Atlanta a day earlier promoting congressional Democrats voting legislation. In the speech, Biden suggested opponents were akin to former Democrat Alabama Gov. George Wallace, a self-declared segregationist at the height of his popularity.
  • Sen. Dick Durbin: We need filibuster reform for the good of the country

    12/29/2021 9:15:42 AM PST · by RandFan · 46 replies
    twitter ^ | Dec 29 | Sen, Dick Durbin
    Sen. Durbin on filibuster reform: "It has to be done for the good of this country. [...] If we don't change the rules to go back to a Senate that truly debates and legislates and responds to the needs of America, then it's going to be a great misfortune for this country." Clip...
  • Democrats threaten to play hardball over Cruz's blockade

    12/16/2021 1:41:22 PM PST · by DFG · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/2021 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Democrats are threatening hardball tactics as they try to break a blockade by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that has left dozens of President Biden’s State Department nominees in limbo. Democrats and the conservative firebrand are struggling to make progress toward an agreement that would trade votes on some of Biden’s ambassador nominees for a vote on sanctions related to the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, a longstanding goal for Cruz, who has ensnared nominations across the State Department, the Treasury Department and the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID). Absent a deal, Democrats are warning that they...
  • Exposed: White House, DOJ coordinated with National School Boards Association's "domestic terrorist" letter

    11/12/2021 12:48:53 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 8 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | 11-12-21 | Karen Townsend
    Internal emails prove that there was coordination between the White House and DOJ before the National School Boards Association (NSBA) released its letter describing parents as “domestic terrorists”. The emails show that the letter was weeks in the making. The letter wasn’t just some spontaneous reaction to some concerned parents heatedly speaking out at school board meetings. The NSBA sent the letter to Biden on September 29. Five days later, on October 4, the DOJ issued a memo directing law enforcement to investigate threats to school boards. The NSBA president, Viola Garcia, sent a memo to NSBA members on October...
  • Catholic Senator Dick Durbin Denied Communion Because He Supports Killing Babies in Abortions

    11/09/2021 5:41:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | November 9, 2021 | Micaiah Bilger
    Catholic Senator Dick Durbin Denied Communion Because He Supports Killing Babies in AbortionsSen. Dick Durbin, a pro-abortion Democrat, complained this week that his Catholic diocese is being “fundamentally unfair” by denying him Communion.Townhall reports the Illinois politician said his home diocese, the Diocese of Springfield, has refused to allow him to participate in the sacrament since 2004 because of his pro-abortion stance.“It’s not a happy experience,” he told America Magazine. “I found another Catholic venue, the Archdiocese of Chicago, and a church where they were willing to let me in and allowed my wife to join me. So it’s become...
  • Durbin on How Dems Are Addressing Inflation Worries: I Wish Reporters Would Note Spending Bill Is Paid For

    On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to a question on how Democrats are addressing concerns about the economy and inflation by stating he wishes reporting would mention that the reconciliation bill is paid for. During a discussion on the spending bills, co-host John Berman asked, “How are Democrats addressing what are growing concerns among the American people, A. about the economy, but B. about inflation and prices, just getting out of this pandemic?”