Category Archives: Verbatim

Eric Trump: Democrats Who Support Investigations of His Father Are ‘Not Even People’

“I’ve never seen hatred like this, and to me they’re not even people. It’s so, so sad, I mean morality is just gone, morals have flown out the window we deserve so much better than this as a country. You know it’s so sad. You see the democratic party — they’re imploding. They’re imploding. They have no message.”

— Eric Trump, saying Democrats who support the probe into his father’s campaign and Russia are “not even people,” CNN reports.

Ryan: If Campaign Is About Trump’s Personality, He’ll Lose

“The person who defines that race is going to win the race. If this is about Donald Trump and his personality, he isn’t going to win it.”

— Former Speaker Paul Ryan, quoted by TCPalm. On the 2020 presidential race.

Pelosi: It’s Not Worth Impeaching Trump

“I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking about this: Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

— Speaker Nancy Pelosi, telling the Washington Post she’s not focused on impeaching President Trump.

So Now being a Republican Means Being an ‘Ever Trumper’

“If you are a Republican today, you are a strong supporter of Donald Trump. He has a greater degree of support within his party than any Republican president has ever had since they started polling.”

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— GOP pollster Frank Luntz, in an interview with PBS Newshour, on what it means to be a Republican today.

If Trump Uses Pardon Power for People Related to the Russia Probe, Congress Will React

“If you start to see this president use pardon power for people who are connected with this investigation, I think you’ll see Congress erupt.”

— Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), quoted by The Hill.

It’s D-Day on the Southern Border Every Month

“Let me just put this in context for the American people. Perhaps the most famous invasion in the history of the world — D-Day — 73,000 American troops landed in the D-Day invasion. We have 76,103, according to my numbers, apprehensions along our southern border last month. We have D-Day every month on our southern border.”

— Rep. Clay Higgins (R-LA), quoted by ABC News.

Gebhardt: AOC Both a Celeb and a Target

“I am thinking that probably the attention she is getting is a convenient partnership between the media, who kind of likes celebrities, and the Republicans, who want a target.”

— Former Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-MO), quoted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Trump’s CPAC Speech Proves He’s Off the Rails

“It is impossible to watch Trump’s two hour meltdown at CPAC and think this person is of sound mind. Republicans are now in ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’ territory.”

Stuart Stevens

Mississippi Lawmaker Suggests Lynching for Those Who Remove Confederate Monuments

“They should be LYNCHED!”

— Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver (R), describing the “destruction” of Confederate monuments in Louisiana as “heinous and horrific” and compared leaders in that state to Nazis, the HuffPost reports. Oliver’s Facebook message drew “likes” from two of Oliver’s fellow Republican lawmakers, state Rep. John Read and state Rep. Doug McLeod.

Pence Paints Dems as Socialists

“Democrats openly advocate an economic system that has impoverished millions of people around the world. Under the guise of Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal, Democrats are embracing the same tired economic theories that have impoverished nations and stifled the liberties of millions over the past century. That system is socialism.”

— Vice President Mike Pence, warning that “socialist” policies embraced by Democrats, including presidential candidates, risk throwing the country into the kind of economic free-fall and autocratic grip ravaging Venezuela, the Washington Post reports.