WATCH: Senator Durbin Admits DEMOCRATS Turned Down COVID Relief; “An Election Was Coming”

Earlier this week, socialist Senator Bernie Sanders admitted to CNN’s Jake Tapper that it was the Democrats who turned down the White House’s $1.8 trillion stimulus deal in the weeks leading up to the election.

Now, another Democrat has concurred.


While also speaking to far-left host Jake Tapper, Senator Dick Durbin hinted that because the 2020 election was right around the corner, Democrats needed extra leverage.

“Senator Bernie Sanders said Democrats turned down a deal from the White House for $1.8 trillion because Schumer and Pelosi wanted $2.2 trillion. Now you’re looking at a compromised deal of about half of what the White House offered, $908 billion…we don’t even know if we’re going to be able to see that passed,” Tapper said.

“Looking back was it a mistake for Pelosi & Schumer to turn down $1.8 trillion?”, asked the far-left host.

There was some exuberance involved because an election was coming“, Durbin began. 

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“They were both bidding one another and try to find some common ground. they didn’t reach that point, but to return to those pre-election days and political sentiments, it’s very difficult,”

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