One of the primary sources for reports that President Trump called some countries “s**tholes” was Sen. Dick Durbin, who was in an immigration meeting with the president and a few other members of Congress. Other senators, such as Republicans Tom Cotton and David Perdue, have said they don’t recall Trump saying that.
Sen. Chuck Schumer took that as a direct assault on Durbin’s integrity, and came to the defense of his fellow Democrat’s honor:
To impugn @SenatorDurbin's integrity is disgraceful. Whether you agree with him on the issues or not, he is one of the most honorable members of the Senate.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) January 14, 2018
Suffice to say, not everybody agrees with Schumer’s voucher for Durbin’s integrity and honor.
— Ruben D. Sanchez Jr (@rdsanchezjr) January 14, 2018
AP 6/21/2005 "Senator @DickDurbin apologized Tuesday for comparing American interrogators at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp to N-zis and other historically infamous figures." https://t.co/lhJWlLtNVG#MostHonorableDemocrat? https://t.co/GmDw58ZCO6
— Tom T. ن ™ (@VRWCTexan) January 14, 2018
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) January 14, 2018