Senate Minority Whip Dick DurbinDick DurbinThe Memo: Biden looks for way to win back deflated Black voters Effort to overhaul archaic election law wins new momentum Senate panel advances bill blocking tech giants from favoring own products MORE (D-Ill.) said Sunday that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNo Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way The dangerous erosion of Democratic Party foundations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat MORE’s recent comments about Trump voters are “wrong” and “not helpful.”
“No, it’s not helpful at all,” Durbin told “Fox News Sunday,” when asked about the remarks. “In fact my friend Hillary Clinton is wrong.”
Clinton recently described the states that supported her during the 2016 election as more economically advanced than those that backed President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE.
"If you look at the map of the United States, there's all that red in the middle where Trump won," Clinton said in India. "I win the coast, I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that."
Durbin emphasized that his party should focus on issues like economic insecurity.
“But we’re moving on to the next chapter of American history,” Durbin said of the Democratic Party. “It will be a different cast of characters completely,” he later added.