Democrat Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) was caught in a lie when he was confronted by a Fox News reporter over his refusal to subpoena the flight logs for Jeffrey Epstein’s notorious “Lolita Express” private jet.
As Slay News reported last week, Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) requested to subpoena deceased sex trafficker Epstein’s flight logs.
According to Blackburn, however, Durbin, as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, led efforts to block her request.
Blackburn announced the move in a post on Twitter/X, saying:
“@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs.
“What are Democrats trying to hide?”
.@SenatorDurbin BLOCKED my request to subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs.
What are Democrats trying to hide?
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 30, 2023
Blackburn later posted an update to X via a video message.
Senate Judiciary Democrats don’t want to approve my subpoenas for Justice Sotomayor’s staff or Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs.
This is not how the committee works. pic.twitter.com/ytwSE49zo1
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) December 1, 2023
Blackburn slammed Durbin’s actions as a “sad day in the history of the prestigious Judiciary Committee.”
She also issued a follow-up statement that said:
“Senate Democrats have long been trying to undermine the Supreme Court and Justice Clarence Thomas, but want to ignore Justice Sotomayor allegedly using her taxpayer-funded staff to coordinate speaking engagements in exchange for selling and promoting thousands of her books.
“They also don’t want to have a conversation about the estate of Jeffrey Epstein to find out the names of every person who participated in Jeffrey Epstein’s human trafficking ring.”
Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn confronted Durbin about his efforts to block the public from viewing Epstein’s flight logs.
Vaughn asked, “Why won’t you subpoena Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs?”
However, rather than answer the question honestly, Durbin lied to Vaughn and claimed to be unaware of the existence of such logs.
The senator continued to defensively claim that the issue was never presented to him for consideration.
“That has never been raised by anyone,” Durbin falsely claimed.
The video of Vaughn’s confrontation with Durbin was aired on Fox’s “Jesse Watters Primetime.”
Host Jesse Watters blasted Durbin for “running interference for a dead pedophile.”
“The government has been hiding Jeffrey Epstein’s flight logs since he committed suicide four years ago,” Watters said.
“Fighting international sex trafficking should appeal to everybody, no matter what political party.
“We care about women and children.
“We care about law and order.
“We care about corruption,” Watters noted.
“So when Senator Marsha Blackburn from the great state of Tennessee tried to subpoena the flight logs of Jeffrey Epstein, we were surprised that Senator Dick Durbin from the great state of Illinois was making it difficult.
“And why hadn’t Dick Durbin subpoenaed the flight logs himself?
“Why hasn’t any politician until Marsha Blackburn tried to find out who flew on the world’s most notorious child sex trafficker’s plane?
“Perhaps they have a good explanation for flying on Jeffrey’s jet.
“Like Bill Clinton, who was on humanitarian missions, we’re told.
“Are these flight logs being used as blackmail?
“What powerful people were on the plane and what kind of intelligence operation was Epstein running?
“And why would Senator Dick Durbin be running interference for a dead pedophile?”
Epstein’s private jet was known as the “Lolita Express.”
It was used to fly powerful elites and underage girls to his private Caribbean island, also known as “Pedophile Island,” in addition to other locations around the world.
The plane had been fitted out with beds and private areas and was often used by Epstein’s high-profile friends and associates.
Several victims have stated that much of the abuse they suffered happened on the private jet.
Previously uncovered flight logs for the plane have revealed that former President Bill Clinton flew on the “Lolita Express” at least 26 times.
The flight logs also suggest that Clinton flew without his Secret Service detail on some of the flights.
Several of Epstein’s high-profile associates, including Bill Gates and Prince Andrew, maintained relationships with the Democrat financier even after he was jailed for child sex crimes.
In July 2019, Epstein pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking and conspiracy in a New York court.
He remained in custody in a Manhattan jail while awaiting trial.
Epstein was later found dead in his jail cell.