Sen. Durbin Responds to Trump Blasting Democratic ‘Mob’: His Supporters Are Still Chanting ‘Lock Her Up!’


Senator Dick Durbin responded today to President Donald Trump saying that Democrats produce “mobs” while Republicans produce jobs.

Jake Tapper today noted Trump’s trying to play into the feelings some Republicans have about the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, asking Durbin, “Are you worried that Kavanaugh’s bitter confirmation battle might help motivate Republican turnout?”

Durbin responded by saying it’s hypocritical for Trump to pursue that line of argument in the first place:

“I listened to the president’s plea at these rallies, and the rallies are kind of standard fare as we get close to an election. I can’t believe this mob rule charge. I have three words for the president. ‘Lock her up.’ Rally after rally, his supporters are out there screaming ‘lock her up’ every time he mentions a Democrat, particularly if it’s a Democratic woman. And here we have a situation where the president goes to Montana and praises, again, a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter, and we’re supposed to be the mob? Give me a break.”

You can watch above, via CNN.

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