Durbin: WH should release any tapes from 's---hole' meeting

Durbin: WH should release any tapes from 's---hole' meeting
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Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinBiden backs effort to include immigration in budget package Biden to meet with 11 Democratic lawmakers on DACA: report GOP, Democrats battle over masks in House, Senate MORE (D-Ill.) called for the White House to release any recordings it might have of a bipartisan immigration reform meeting during which President TrumpDonald TrumpMyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News Haaland, Native American leaders press for Indigenous land protections Simone Biles, Vince Lombardi and the courage to walk away MORE reportedly called some nations “shithole countries.”

Durbin, who confirmed Trump’s reported remarks last week, said he didn’t record the meeting because visitors to the Oval Office are required to turn over their phones, but called on the administration to release any tapes of the meeting if they exist.


“I want to just call on the White House right now, release whatever you have. If they don’t have it, so be it,” Durbin told reporters.

Durbin also said that he stands “behind every word that I said in terms of that meeting.”

Trump, who has been criticized by both parties for the alleged remarks, attacked Durbin on Twitter Monday, saying that “Dicky Durbin totally misrepresented what was said at the DACA meeting.” 

Trump also suggested that he “probably should record future meetings” in a tweet last week denying that he made the comments.