Durbin holds his fire as Kirk rips lawyers | Early & Often

April 14, 2014 10:46 AM

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Durbin holds his fire as Kirk rips lawyers | Early & Often

A question about a Democratic pay equity bill that failed in the Senate last week triggered a tirade from Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., against Democratic trial lawyers while Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sitting next to him, silently stared at his hands, mute as a result of their non-aggression pact.

Last month, I reported that Kirk said he would not campaign for longshot GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis because he wanted to protect his “relationship with Dick” and not launch “into a partisan jihad that hurts our partnership to both pull together for Illinois.”

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