Maybe he’s still behind the other DC liar from Illinois, but not by much.
WH: Durbin story ‘did not happen’
By Justin Sink
White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday flatly denied that a House Republican told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during negotiations over the government shutdown.
“It did not happen,” Carney said, adding that he discussed the incident with a “participant in the meeting.”
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who is a member of Democratic leadership, said in a Facebook post that the alleged confrontation happened during a meeting between Republicans and the president.
“Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn’t try hard enough to communicate with Republicans,” Durbin said. “But in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’ ”
“What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?” the Illinois Democrat added.
House GOP leaders on Wednesday denied that anyone made such a remark to Obama.
Asked on Wednesday whether Durbin’s account was true, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) simply said, “no.”
A spokesman for Boehner said Durbin’s accusation “appears to have been invented out of thin air.”
“The senator should disclose who told him this account of events, retract his reckless allegation immediately, and apologize,” Brendan Buck said.
A spokesman for Durbin said the senator would not retract his story.
Another Durbin Lie
Sen. Dick Durbin gave false facts about his own daughter in Obamacare speech
Sen. Dick Durbin movingly described his sick child’s preexisting condition as a reason to support Obamacare last week, but the Illinois Democrat neglected to mention that his late daughter was easily covered by existing insurance, and that he used taxpayer money to reward the hospital that treated her.
Despite her preexisting condition, Christine Durbin, who suffered from a lifelong heart condition and died at age 40 in 2008, was eligible for coverage under existing laws in multiple states, including the senator’s state and the state she ultimately settled in.
Durbin also neglected to mention that he sent his daughter to one of the best children’s hospitals in the country, to which he earmarked millions of dollars from 2002-2010.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/01/sen-dick-durbin-gave-false-facts-about-his-own-daughter-in-obamacare-speech/#ixzz2iaLzh3nF