Dick Durbin removes Facebook post about GOP insulting Obama, blames White House for mistake

Townhall.com Staff
Posted: Oct 29, 2013 1:15 PM
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin backed off an earlier claim that a top Republican lawmaker once told President Obama in a private meeting,"I cannot even stand to look at you." Durbin, D-Ill., removed the claim from his Facebook page after White House officials took the blame for spreading incorrect information while they updated Democratic leaders on White House budget talks with Republican lawmakers during the government shutdown. Durbin on Monday said the White House gave him "a bad quote" that "didn't occur."

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