From Illinois GOP today:
McKenna again called on the Senator to retract his remarks and apologize for his insensitive comments: "It's outrageous that Senator Durbin is defending his hurtful comments and perpetuating this false analogy between our troops and some of history's most evil and repressive regimes. Senator Durbin owes the U.S. military - and the people of Illinois - an immediate apology."
Senator Durbin's comments have sparked national outrage at the same time as the release of a new poll showing Durbin's approval rating in Illinois dropping to just 50%. According to the SurveyUSA poll, Durbin's low standing places him 80th out of 100 U.S. Senators in terms of home-state support.
"With mean-spirited comments like these, it's no wonder that Dick Durbin is one of the most unpopular Senators in the nation", said McKenna. "By comparing our troops to murderous thugs, he's done nothing to earn the respect of his Illinois constituents."