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PunditWire’s daily quotes are furnished by American University School of Communication’s Simpson Fellow, Rachel Coyle, who is continuing the mission of Rev. James Simpson on contemporaryquotations.org.
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- May 15, 2017
Regardless of what happens by the Justice Department or by the FBI, the investigation that’s done by the Senate Intelligence Committee will continue on its current course, as aggressively as we’re able to. We’re willing to go to whatever basket of tools we feel is necessary.”
Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, quoted in the Washington Post 5/11/17
- May 7, 2017
“It was just a realization that I could keep getting elected — but it’s not about getting elected.”
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, member of the U.S. House (R-FL) and first Hispanic American woman elected to Congress, announcing her retirement at the end of this term. Politico, April 30, 2017.
- May 6, 2017
“I’ve never seen anybody as disgusting or as disrespectful as he is.”
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, member of the U.S. House (D-CA), when asked what she thinks about President Trump. The Hill, April 30, 2017.
- May 5, 2017
“I know a guy who wears a tutu and goes to bars on Friday night and is always surprised that he gets in fights. Well, he kind of asks for it.”
Senator Mike Enzi, U.S. Senator (R-WY), responding to a question about equality for the LGBTQ community in Wyoming. Time, April 25, 2017.
- May 3, 2017
“The French people have decided to put me at the top in the first round of the vote. I’m aware of the honor and the responsibility that rest on my shoulders.”
Emmanuel Macron, centrist French presidential candidate, claiming victory and advancing to the run-off in the first round of the French presidential elections. New York Times, April 23, 2017.
- May 2, 2017
“In the OAS, we announced that if these intrusive, arbitrary, illicit, misdirected and rude actions were to persist against the sovereignty of our country, we would immediately proceed to denounce the letter of OAS and to initiate the definite withdrawal of Venezuela from this regional organization.”
Delcy Rodriguez, Foreign Minister of Venezuela, announcing that the country will withdraw from the Organization of American States due to interference in the civil unrest facing the country. CNN, April 27, 2017.
- May 1, 2017
“As families prepare for summer vacations in our National Parks — Democrats threaten to close them and shut down the government. Terrible!”
President Donald Trump, 45th U.S. President, accusing Democrats of wanting to shut down the government during spend bill debates. Politico, April 27, 2017.