Durbin made the comments in response to a reporter who pointed out that Durbin’s colleagues claim he is lying about the private White House meeting he had with President Trump — something he has a history of doing.
“Listen, politics ain’t beanbag. When you get into tough, complicated, contentious issues, sometimes rhetoric gets very fiery,” Durbin said. “If you don’t have a tough skin, this is not a good business to get into. I know what happened. I stand behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting.”
Durbin then revealed that he is spending all of his time working for illegal aliens and not for the hard-working Americans who elected him to public office.
“I’m focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America,” Durbin continued. “I am focused on that full time.”