Sen. Durbin Condemns Trump for...Being Too Transparent

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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 1:00 PM
Sen. Durbin Condemns Trump for...Being Too Transparent

Source: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) took a strange approach in his opening remarks at Monday's confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. 

In his diatribe against the GOP and President Trump, Durbin criticized the president for being too transparent.

"He gives us 25 tweets a day to tell us what's going through that fertile mind," Durbin complained, adding, "We know what he thinks because he tells us."

"This president has never had an un-uttered thought," he continued. "He tells us everything."

Viewers were confused. Was Durbin saying that's a bad thing?

In fact, many Americans appreciate the president's transparency, considering that his Democratic opponent Joe Biden has held precious few press conferences, and when he does he often calls on reporters who are on his pre approved list. 

Durbin also recycled the argument of his colleagues in predicting that Barrett would be the end of Obamacare. He claimed to be fighting for Americans with pre-existing conditions who rely on ACA protections.

He added that Republicans are rushing through this nomination because they must doubt that President Trump will be re-elected.

"This president, in his vanity and constitutional recklessness refuses to commit to accept the will of the American electorate."