“There’s not a single thing that I know about Mitt Romney in his adult life which suggests this kind of discrimination or this kind of prejudice. And so I don’t believe it was a telling moment in terms of who he is today,” Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said on CNN’s State of the Union.
Durbin’s comments were in response to a Washington Post report that Romney had engaged in numerous pranks and some incidents of bullying when he was a teenager at the Cranbrook Schools in Michigan, including one incident where he and a group of boys held another boy down and forcibly cut his hair. The news has raised questions about Romney’s character.
Durbin did say he found it hard to believe Romney’s claim that he couldn’t remember the incident, but that he didn’t think it was an indicator of Romney’s character as an adult.