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Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) told CNN on Monday that he wants a fair hearing to take place for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser but he doesn’t want it to happen too fast because he is still sore that the Democrats did not get Merrick Garland confirmed to the Supreme Court under former President Barack Obama.

Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” with co-host John Berman, Durbin indicated that he is in no rush to have public hearings for Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

“We have to do our job on the Judiciary Committee, be fair to both. Be fair to the judge, be fair to Dr. Ford, make sure the facts are before the American people so they understand we’ve asked the right questions,” Durbin said.

“At the beginning of this interview, you seemed to suggest that having this testimony public this week might be too soon, too fast,” Berman responded.

“No question that it is,” Durbin responded. “There have been suggestions, well, let’s just have a conference call with the chairman of the committee and perhaps Senator Feinstein. They can talk to the people and that will be the end of it. I don’t think that’s sufficient. And the statement by Miss Katz this morning, representing Dr. Ford, says that she is prepared to testify publicly.”

Berman then presented a hypothetical situation for Durbin, asking him what his thoughts would be if Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said he was clearing the calendar to have both parties testify tomorrow.

“I don’t know that that’s fair,” Durbin whined. “I really don’t. Think about this. We kept the Supreme Court vacancy open for 400 days because Senator McConnell would not allow Merrick Garland to even have an appointment, the Supreme Court nominee of President Obama, 400 days. And now they’re telling us this is a matter of hours, we’ve got to get this done in hours.”

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9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Rob

    September 18, 2018 at 3:28 am

    To bad Durbin, Feinstein and the Democrats knew about this for two months and did nothing about it until a confirmation vote was scheduled. If you was truly concerned to be fair to both, this would have been publicized and questioned months ago so a fair hearing could be conducted with no concern for a rush. It is nothing more than a Dem tactic to stall progress and waste time and taxpayers money and create a delay. The Dems hope is to delay the confirmation until after the November elections just in case they manage to regain control of the senate which is doubtful without alot of rigging and election fraud. Dems thinking is if they can manage to regain control of the senate they can put a stop to kavanaughs confirmation as well as putting a stop to any and everything trump tries to do to move this country forward. This Ford accusation is nothing more than a rouse and she should be investigated for libel and slander and falsifying criminal accusations. Time these woman making these false claims see consequences for damages they cause.

  2. vince dangoia

    September 18, 2018 at 4:37 am

    The Illinois senator knows very little about being fair.

  3. Kamkoz

    September 18, 2018 at 4:38 am

    His statements prove it is nothing but a democratic stall tactic. Shameful!

  4. Peach

    September 18, 2018 at 5:35 am

    You know, This whole mess reminds me of the Salem Witch Trials! The hysterical hate the Democrats have for Trumps is really getting out of hand.Reminds me of the young girls lying at the trial and SUCH acting. For God Sake! Enough is enough! I bet her bank account balloons very soon!!

  5. joe

    September 18, 2018 at 9:31 am

    McConnell followed the rules set forth by your harry reid. Now you want to cry about it. Grow up already, tired of hearing you cry. Life sucks sometimes but whose fault is it.

  6. Irene Grooms

    September 18, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Poorboy All you democrats have done even before TRUMP was elected was to see him not be our PRESIDENT Shame on all caused you failed then and you’er going to FAIL NOW.

  7. RCP55

    September 18, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Stale, stale, stale and stale some more. Do these democraps not realize the voters know exactly what they are doing? Their days are numbered and they just can’t seem too accept that.

  8. richard smith

    September 18, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    When ever I here a Democrat complain or even a Republican for that matter, I try to imagine “The shoe on the other foot” saying. This dummy knows why time is of the essence to call for the vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s conformation vote.

  9. librallism

    October 1, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    Ford should be put behind bars for 36 years

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