Transcript for Sen. Durbin defends his account of Trump's 's---hole' remark: 'I stand by my words'
A lot of two senators are now set to. Homeland Security can't remember what presents. I can't forget with the presence of because he said. We'll exclusive. That his view on immigration in America was that we would. Favor some countries like Norway and Europeans. That the expensive Africans and people from Haiti. It was clear to me because it was so. How do you expect have a bipartisan deal when one senator in the United States congress is calling another one. A lot yeah. Well listen I stand by my words every word that I've spoken about that meeting. I understand that politics is not being very. You better have a tough little hide if you want to be part of this business but my colleagues were wrong. I senator cotton has also. Don't question your timing why he didn't speak up immediately and the meeting how do you want to respond to him. I think this thing that's important to say is that after the president made these the worst part of his remarks. My colleague senator Lindsey Graham Republican of South Carolina. Sitting just directly next to the president. I turned on him and said what he did was wrong what he said was wrong and that it is the most explicitly using the president's own word. Which some of forgot there's a kid remember. So he did answer them each of this that are opportunity. But he led the way I'm very proud to be here. There's a lot more support we Democrats are Republicans god help which is why Democrats attacked us with presidents come and I think that's an argument. Possibly done more harm than good at it with Republicans. But. I think honestly you're gonna see before the end of the day more Republicans stepping forward. And saying they don't agree with the president trumps views on immigration. I don't believe those views represented America I certainly don't believe they represent the views of majority Republicans.
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