Senator Durbin Doesn't Know What's In the Healthcare Bill

Posted On 2:05 AM by Steve Stevlic |

What happens when Senator Dick Durbin is exposed to a townhall type format and has to take questions from constituents? We find out he doesn't know what's in the healthcare bill.

Senator Dick Durbin appeared on Chicago Tonight, which airs on the main PBS station in Chicago, WTTW Channel 11. He was part of the panel on a special healthcare episode. This is the closest Durbin has come to participating in a townhall since he stated they are not a good use of his time. He also advised other members of congress to avoid townhalls so they don't get "sucker punched" by their constituents.

Durbin doesn't know what's in the bill, or at least claims not to know. Individual mandates are definitely part of the house bill, HR 3200. Individual mandates are also included in drafts of the Senate bill and are supported by Chairman Max Baucus.

I'm the constituent questioning Senator Durbin about individual mandates at 2:04 in the video.

UPDATE: Thanks to Ed Morrissey at HotAir for linking to the video. Ed provides an excellent analysis of Durbin's answer to the question.

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2 Response to 'Senator Durbin Doesn't Know What's In the Healthcare Bill'
  1. Anonymous'> September 8, 2009 at 7:38 AM

    I've seen this video up on youtube... That's great!

    I was wondering if you would like to speak at the Chicago Tea Party's 9/12 March on Michigan Avenue for Health Care Freedom and Constitutional Rights.

    It is being held in Millennium Park, Saturday 9/12, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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  2. Land of Da Free'> September 10, 2009 at 4:21 PM

    Of course. It will be an honor to speak at the 9/12 event in Chicago.

    Look forward to seeing everyone there.