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I haven't voted for him, so I'm not going to start now, but that's a different question from actively supporting Biden.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
I do think we ought to be incremental. Are there very troubling charges out there ? Yes. Do they need to be investigated ? Yes. But to jump to conclusion and say( Trump) needs to be impeached, what he's done is treasonous, is to say we're not going to go through the very process that the founding fathers laid out.
I think it strengthens it. What the administration is basically said -- what the President Donald Trump campaign has said is : it was just Bill Weld for a while, it's a voice crying in the wilderness, it's -- pay it no attention. All of a sudden, when you end up with three candidates and three different candidates saying there's something wrong with this presidency, what's going on here is not consistent with the Republican Party that we know about, believe in and invested major portions of our life in, that's a different conversation.
There's a big storm coming.
The President said we're not going to touch the very things that drive debt and spending, so I think that we're walking our way into one heck of a financial storm and there's no discussion.
We always have a big crowd at our farm for Thanksgiving, sort of a family-plus event, and so I invited him to come down, he brought his girlfriend.
I did meet Maria Butina, a few interactions were pleasant, it's the girlfriend of a guy I've known for 30 years. She seemed nice enough.
Without the president having legislators' backs, there's no way they're going to take the risks that would be inherent in a major reform bill.
Found on Reuters 4 years ago
But I do think The Lead's humbling, one, in this case the President was booed by colleagues in the House who basically said we don't go along with what the President is suggesting, and two, I think that there's a bigger message for all of us to take away from what occurred that goes well beyond the President's comments, well beyond the election of the 1st District, and that is the importance and the value of dissent in our political system.
There's a temptation, given the American public's frustration with the political system,... to throw the baby out with the bathwater, and' let's discard all these institutions that have served us incredibly well for 200 + years,'.
That's ultimately what the race devolved down to, which was,' Was I Trump enough vs. not,'.
I wouldn't say it made my day, and it's not what anybody would yearn for in the world of politics, but it is what it is.
It's a very tribal environment right now, the playing field of ideas that many of us came into in the class of'94... it's devolved to : are you for or against the President, are you for or against Trump ?
I think that we serve at the pleasure of the people that we have the honor of serving, every two years we're up for a vote... and I'm very cognizant of the fact that this is a temporary job.
It may cost me an election in this case, but I stand by every one of those decisions to disagree with the President.
Overwhelmingly, I've voted with the President, and a long list of independent scorekeepers will tell you so.
This president probably has more philosophic dexterity than most of the presidents I've dealt with in the past, that makes it a little bit different because typically there is sort of a fixed starting point or a fixed ending point on where an administration might be.
I don't work for him. I work for about 750,000 people here in the 1st congressional district.
I don't think it's particularly productive to his own legislative agenda.
He said, 'The President hopes you vote against this because he wants to run somebody against you if you do,'.
The idea of checking the box saying we dealt with health care but not taking into account both the considerations of the left and right on this one, I think, ultimately, (is) not my job, my job is to watch out for the folks that I'm hearing from here at home.
It doesn't make anybody's day when the President of the United States says, 'I want to take you out,' i don't work for him. I work for about 750,000 people here in the 1st congressional district.
Let’s make sure we actually secure the border, build the wall, like we told the American people we were going to, that’s what the Freedom Caucus was created to do -- fight for those simple principles.
Found on FOX News 5 years ago
I'm here to tell you, sometimes that testosterone can get you in trouble.
What we have here is an opening bid.
Found on FOX News 6 years ago
From a conservative's perspective, there are a number of things that need further refinement, this notion of a refundable tax credit is a big deal, Medicaid expansion is a big deal, the Cadillac tax is a big deal.
It's about Americans' freedom and embracing engagement rather than isolation as a way of changing other governments.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
I suspect it would stir up the rank and file. And when you get the rank and file at the grass-roots level, other folks get stirred up within the conference.
Too often in the wake of tragedies like this, advocates on both sides of the debate, use the debate towards their own end, moving to a large debate on gun control I don't think is what should come in the immediate aftermath, within 24 hours, of this tragedy taking place.
He was a remarkable human being.
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