Durbin corrects his history of Social Security

The Fact Checker always appreciates an acknowledgement of error. Tuesday morning, apparently without being aware of The Fact Checker’s Three-Pinocchio ruling on his account of GOP opposition to Social Security, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) went to the floor of the Senate and repeated the tale.

But after he learned of his error, the senator returned to the floor and explained that he had made a mistake. “I could have done more research before coming to the floor,” Durbin acknowledged.

Kudos to Durbin for correcting the record.

Below is a video of his statement.


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Glenn Kessler · September 17, 2013