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Sen. Durbin Unbending: 'I Stand by Every Word I Said'

Sen. Durbin Unbending: 'I Stand by Every Word I Said'
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By    |   Monday, 15 January 2018 02:15 PM

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday was resolute in his assertion that the president of the United States characterized Africa and Haiti as "sh**hole countries," saying he stands by "every word I said."

"Sometime rhetoric gets very fiery. If you don't have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into," Durbin said Monday.

"I know what happened. I stand by every word that I said," Durbin said.

Further, Durbin said he was "stunned" that the defense of President Donald Trump's remarks have devolved to whether he said "sh**hole" or "sh**house."

Asked point blank if it might have been "sh**house," Durbin said, "No."

"I am stunned that this is their defense," Durbin said of the White House.

"I don't know that changing the word from 'hole' to 'house' changes the impact, which this has," Durbin said. "This speaks to America and its view toward immigration in its message to the world. And a message that I think is inconsistent with the values of the country.

"I don't believe that the majority of Americans agree with the president, whichever word is used. I don't believe a majority of the Republican party agrees with the president, whichever word is used," Durbin said.

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Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin on Monday was resolute in his assertion that the president of the United States characterized Africa and Haiti as "sh**hole countries," saying he stands by "every word I said."
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