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Sen. Dick Durbin: ‘I Did Groan’ at Ted Cruz During Sally Yates Hearing

Senator Dick Durbin confirmed to MSNBC on Tuesday that he did audibly make his displeasure known to colleague Ted Cruz during the Sally Yates hearing on Monday.

“There is a report that at one point, you audibly groaned at Senator Cruz when he claimed that Sally Yates was acting partisan yesterday. Did you?” Hallie Jackson wondered.

“Well, I didn’t know it was so audible, but yes, I did groan,” Durbin revealed.

Senator Durbin explained that his reaction was “because he spent his entire period of time attacking Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin, Susan Rice, and Sally Yates — instead of asking the most  basic questions about General [Michael] Flynn and his connection with the Russians.”

Jackson followed up by asking the senator what his “takeaway” was from the hearing. Durbin contended, in part, that Flynn remaining in the White House was “a dereliction of duty on the part of the President when it came to a very serious national security breach.”

You can watch the the relevant portion of Sen. Durbin’s segment from the 10 am Eastern hour of MSNBC Live above.

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