Every Democrat in the Senate has refused to acknowledge Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s comments calling Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform legislation “a token.”

In a speech Wednesday on the Senate floor, Durbin, the second-ranking Senate Democrat, said let’s not do something that’s “a token, half-hearted approach” when speaking about Scott’s legislation. The Daily Caller contacted every Senate Democrat’s office asking them if they would condemn his comments, giving them more than several hours to respond, however not one responded.

Here Are All The Senate Democrats Who Have Refused To Comment On Durbin’s Comments:

  • Tammy Baldwin
  • Michael Bennet
  • Richard Blumenthal
  • Cory Booker
  • Sherrod Brown
  • Maria Cantwell
  • Ben Cardin
  • Tom Carper
  • Bob Casey
  • Chris Coons
  • Catherine Cortez Masto
  • Tammy Duckworth
  • Dianne Feinstein
  • Kirsten Gillibrand
  • Kamala Harris
  • Maggie Hassan
  • Martin Heinrich
  • Mazie Hirono
  • Doug Jones
  • Tim Kaine
  • Amy Klobuchar
  • Patrick Leahy
  • Joe Manchin
  • Ed Markey
  • Bob Menendez
  • Jeff Merkley
  • Chris Murphy
  • Patty Murray
  • Gary Peters
  • Jack Reed
  • Jacky Rosen
  • Brian Schatz
  • Chuck Schumer
  • Jeanne Shaheen
  • Krysten Sinema
  • Tina Smith
  • Debbie Stabenow
  • Jon Tester
  • Tom Udall
  • Chris Van Hollen
  • Mark Warner
  • Elizabeth Warren
  • Sheldon Whitehouse
  • Ron Wyden
  • Independent Sen. Angus King
  • Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders

Durbin’s communications director responded to the Daily Caller when asked if the Senator regret what he said on the Senate floor, saying Durbin was not calling Scott “a token” and that he has apologized to Scott.

“The minute Sen. Durbin heard that he had offended Sen. Scott, he sought him out on the floor and apologized. What Sen. Durbin took issue with in his floor speech was not Sen. Scott’s bill, but that the Senate Majority Leader would short circuit this critical debate and fail to make the changes needed to prevent the killing of Black Americans by police officers. Addressing systemic racism and changing policing in America requires and deserves more than one Judiciary hearing, one floor vote, one conversation. As Sen. Durbin stated on the floor, let’s not do a half-hearted approach. This deserves the full and bipartisan attention of the Senate,” Emily Hampsten, Dubrins communications director told

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