Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., refused to address ABC "The View" co-host Meghan McCain when confronted about his reputation for misspeaking about previous White House meetings.
"You have a history of misrepresenting statements from private White House meetings. Some say you’ve actually done more harm than good to the DACA deal by revealing what Trump said in his private meeting. Do you think that’s true?” McCain, the daughter of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., asked Wednesday.
"What you hear behind me are the voices of democracy. Demonstrators who are on Capitol Hill, willing to be arrested in a nonviolent way for the Dream Act. I believe that the strength behind - the energy behind this movement to help these Dreamers get protected," Durbin said, changing the topic.
McCain pushed back and asked if his changing the narrative when talks between Democrats and Republicans on a legislative solution to the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program derailed negotiations.
"I think honestly you're going to see before the end of the day more Republicans stepping forward and saying they don’t agree with President Trump's views on immigration," Durbin said.
Guest co-host Alicia Menendez, the daughter of Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., asked Durbin why he did not speak up immediately in the meeting.
"After the president made the worst part of his remarks, my colleague Senator Lindsey Graham — Republican of South Carolina — sitting just directly next to the president, turned to him and said what he did was wrong and what he said was wrong and did it in the most explicit way using the presidents' own word. So he did answer him. Each of us had our own opportunity, but he led and I'm glad he did," Durbin said.