The video he was apparently referencing can be seen below:

"I don't believe anybody should fall for that, but some must, and they end up signing up for these for-profit schools, getting deep in debt with a worthless diploma when it's all over," he added.


Durbin spoke after Sen. Tom HarkinThomas (Tom) Richard HarkinFCC needs to help services for the deaf catch up to videoconferencing tech Biden celebrates anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act Ex-Rep. Abby Finkenauer running for Senate in Iowa MORE (D-Iowa) spoke at length about the need to stop shady for-profit colleges from preying on ex-military students looking for a degree. Harkin spoke mostly about Kaplan, which is owned by The Washington Post, for targeting military students because of their access to government funding for their education costs.

The ad Durbin referenced is by, which connects prospective students to various online schools.

"I hope that the people who are going to give the patriotic speeches in this chamber about our love of country and our love of men and women in uniform, will love them enough to stand with us and put an end to this exploitation by these for-profit colleges," Durbin said.