- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sen. Dick Durbin joined thousands of union activists, anarchists and proud Marxists for a May Day rally Wednesday, speaking about the importance of immigration reform.

Breitbart News’ Rebel Pundit reports that Sen. Durbin addressed the crowd as “my fellow immigrants,” and said, “this is a once in a lifetime chance” to get “immigration reform.”


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Rebelpundit was able to catch up with the senator following his speech, where he scoffed at the idea that May Day has been historically considered a communist holiday.

“You are trapped in ancient history, my friend. May Day is also Law Day in America,” Mr. Durbin responded.


The interviewer asked the senator if he was aware that the “Communist Party USA, anarchists, international socialist groups” were in attendance.

“Well let me just say something,” he responded. “I believe in the Constitution. Do you believe in it?

“Because you believe in the Constitution you decided to come out to a rally full of communists and socialists?” Rebelpundit asked back.

Mr. Durbin asked back, “And you know why? Because we have freedom of speech in America, and that’s why you can record this and not be arrested.”