Durbin Folds on ‘I Cannot Stand to Look at You’

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks at a press conference after successfully pushing a bipartisan bill through the U.S. Senate to restart the government and raise the debt limit at the U.S. Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. The bill still needs to be approved by the house. If the bill is signed into law, it will fund the government until January 15, 2014 and allow the government to pay bills until February 7, 2014. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images/Getty

After the mysterious misquote that led Sen. Dick Durbin to post on his Facebook wall that a Republican congressman (rumored to be Pete Sessions) had said to the president, “I cannot stand to look at you,” the Senate majority whip removed the quote Monday. “They gave me a bad quote and then they said it didn’t occur,” Durbin said of his decision to take down the contentious quote ten days after he posted it. “Now it’s history, it’s behind us.”