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Senator Durbin's Apology Is Moot — He Must Resign

For Immediate Release. June 21, 2005 On June 21, 2005, Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois apologized for his speech on the Senate floor on June 14, 2005, that compared the United States (U.S.) treatment of suspected al Qaeda terrorists at the U.S. prison at Guantảnamo Bay with the regimes of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Pol Pot, three of history's most heinous dictators, whose regimes killed millions.

“The senator's apology for his inflammatory, outrageous, and venomous anti-American rhetoric is behaviour unbecoming of a senator and cannot be tolerated by the American people.  For the sake of the Senate, the U.S. military, and this nation, the only option available for Senator Richard J. Durbin is to resign,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  

For years, the Republican party called Americans to vote for Republicans running for the Senate so that they could have the majority in the Senate to lead America.  Voters throughout the land responded to their call and gave Republicans the majority in the Senate through the ballot box.  Yet daily this leadership continues to disappoint the voters that elected them to office.  Their silence has been deafening as for their lack of effort in calling for Senator Richard J. Durbin's resignation.  And at minimum, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist should be calling for the censure of Senator Richard Durbin.  Yet, as he has in the past, the Senate Majority Leader displays an inability to lead the Senate.  “It appears to this point that Senator Frist is more interested in running for President than providing the leadership the American people expected when they voted for Republicans giving them the majority in the Senate.  If his Senate duties conflict with his Presidential aspirations, maybe it is time for Senator Frist to reevaluate his current duties and step down from his leadership role in the Senate because he is doing more harm then good for this nation as well as the Republican party,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski.

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