Durbin on the Senate Floor: 'Get the Heck Out of That Bank'

Liberty Alerts, Susan Jones, CNSNews.com

Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is telling Bank of America, don’t blame me for your decision to charge a new monthly fee on debit card transactions. In a furious speech on the Senate floor Monday, Durbin urged Bank of America customers to “vote with your feet” and “get the heck out of that bank.”

“Find yourself a bank or credit union that won’t gouge you for $5 a month,” Durbin said, calling the bank’s decision to raise debit card fees an “outrage.” Durbin drafted “swipe fee reform” legislation that was included in the Dodd-Frank Act, which Congress passed in an effort to rein in Wall Street and prevent another financial crisis.

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