DUPAGE - GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Truax reacted Wednesday afternoon to reports that Dick Durbin's comment that an unnamed Republican Congress member told President Obama in last week's budget negotiations, "I cannot stand to look at you." Wednesday, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Durbin's report "did not happen."
Truax's office was outraged with the report and demanded an apology from Durbin - or hold the White House accountable for lying.
"Attack dog Dick Durbin needs to apologize to the American people for yet another manufactured, unproductive partisan attack, or, in the alternative, declare that the White House is not telling the truth," said Dan Curry, Truax's spokesman.
From Champion News:
Durbin’s weekend comments are reminiscent of the final debates over the ObamaCare law, when some Democrat lawmakers erroneously claimed that Tea Party activists had used the N-word slur against them. This site offered $100,000 for any proof of that claim. The proof never materialized.
Durbin, of course, didn’t identify the lawmaker who supposedly showed disrespect to President Obama. Durbin also failed to provide any context for the reported exchange or any indication of how President Obama responded.
Like most Democrats, Durbin knows the media will simply accept his statements at face-value. He can make outrageous claims and the media circus will note them and then move on. Durbin then will slip back into the shadows, never held to account.
If this exchange really happened, Durbin should name names.
From Chicago Tribune: Durbin's office did not respond to the Tribune's questions, but various media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and Politico, quoted Durbin spokesman Max Gleischman as saying that Durbin stands by his comments.