Senator Dick Durbin (D/Illinois) on Bergdahl video: “He looked either drugged or sick or tired. But he did not look like a well person.”

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Below is from FNC’s Chad Pergram: 

Urgent: Durbin on Bergdahl video: “He looked either drugged or sick or tired. But he did not look like a well person.”

 

Per Pergram-Capitol Hill

 

Off-cam with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) after classified Senate-wide briefing on prisoner transfer and Bowe Bergdahl.

 

Durbin says they showed a “Proof of Life” video which the US demanded be made to show that Bergdahl was alive before it entered into negotiations to secure Bergdahl’s release.

 

Durbin:He looked either drugged or sick or tired. But he did not look like a well person.

 

Durbin:

They went into great details about how this was all unfolding very quickly…this is not an easy call.

 

* Durbin says that Bergdahl’s health was one of the reasons they moved so expeditiously. Also, the opportunity to bring him home was closing.

 

Durbin:

We learned a lot more than we knew going in.

 

* Durbin also says some of what was reported in the press has not been accurate.

 

Chad Pergram

FOX News

Senior Producer for Capitol Hill

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