Tag: Dick Durbin

15 Democrats Who Dodged Justin Fairfax Sexual Assault Accusation

At least 15 congressional Democrats have dodged questions as to whether they believe the woman accusing Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault and what should happen to him. The responses occured before a second accuser came forward Friday, alleging that Fairfax raped her in college. Fairfax has denied the second allegation declaring, “I […]

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Durbin: ‘Only Way’ to Avoid Shutdown Is GOP Joining With Democrats to Oppose Shutdown

During an event at Georgetown University on Monday, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that the “only way” another government shutdown can be avoided is if Republicans in the Senate join Democrats to say, “we’re just not going to go through this again.” Durbin said, “The only way to avoid another shutdown is if Republican […]

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GOP Senators on Border Wall Panel Keep McConnell, Trump in Charge of Migration Debate

The four GOP Senators picked for the border security conference committee are not leaders in the high-risk immigration issue, ensuring that Senate Majority Leader and the president will decide the next stage of the immigraiton and border wall controversy. The GOP Senators on the border security panel are Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, West Virginia’s Shelley […]

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Durbin: Shutdown Will End When Trump ‘Realizes He’s Lost the Senate Republicans’

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the government shutdown would end when President Donald Trump “realizes he’s lost the Senate Republicans.” On the president declaring a national emergency, Durbin said, “Presidents have been very careful in using that. When George W. Bush faced 9/11 he asked us for national emergency powers, we […]

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Democrats Crack on the Wall

Congressional Democrats are ditching House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s ardent opposition to any barrier or wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, as the partial government shutdown continues and President Donald Trump takes his case directly to the border itself. ““If we have a partial wall, if we have fencing, […]

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Durbin: Trump Will Face Lawsuits If He Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said President Donald Trump will face legal challenges if he declares a national emergency and instructs the military build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. Durbin said, “I can just tell you, I don’t know what he is basing this on. He’s faced so many lawsuits when he […]

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Dick Durbin: Manafort Pardon Would Be an Admission of Guilt by Trump

Tuesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said if President Donald Trump were to pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, it would be “an admission of guilt.” Durbin said, “I think there also is this looming concern that there is a pardon waiting for him in the White House when this is […]

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Senate GOP Takes Steps to Prevent Brett Kavanaugh Report Leaks

The FBI’s seventh background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is reportedly slated to be released to senators’ eyes only on Thursday morning. On Wednesday, Republicans laid out a tightly choreographed process to keep it confidential. The report as made available to senators consists of only one paper copy of the FBI’s official interview notes and other […]

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Photos: Senate Democrats Smile, Laugh Before Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony

Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats were smiling and laughing just moments before Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor alleging Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her over three decades again, was set to testify before the panel Thursday morning. WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) smiles while chatting with actress Alyssa Milano, who was invited to the […]

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Dick Durbin Admits Democrats Are Fighting Kavanaugh ‘over and Above All’ Because of Trump

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) made a major admission during the effort he and fellow Democrats made to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing Tuesday, noting that rather than Kavanaugh’s record, President Donald Trump is his main concern. In his prepared statement at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Durbin first talked through a set of objections […]

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Obstruction: Democrats Begin Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing with 62 Interruptions

Senate Democrats threw a tantrum on Tuesday during the opening of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Abandoning decorum, Senate Democrats interrupted the proceedings 62 times, without waiting for proper recognition from the chair, and many of them spoke out of turn. Sen. Richard Blumenthal led Senate Democrats by interrupting the […]

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Dick Durbin Admits: Democrats Plotted to Disrupt Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearing

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court that he and other Democrats participated in a conference call on how to disrupt the hearings. Durbin was responding to a question by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who cited an NBC News […]

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Durbin: Trump ‘Dangerously Close to Obstruction of Justice’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated President Trump is “dangerously close” to committing obstruction of justice when he “starts trying to influence” Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Durbin said when the president “starts trying to influence a man that he appointed as attorney general, it gets dangerously close […]

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