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I'm absolutely still in favor of the bill and will allow it to pass immediately, all they have to do is add a small amendment including the same protections for Congress.
Found on CNN 3 months ago
I think we should have an inspector general, we have one out there and overseeing Afghan waste. He's been very good at it. You don't have to wait for an appointment. He's got a team up and running. And I think that's what we should do.
Found on CNN 4 months ago
So we have to understand that asking countries right on the border of Russia that used to be part of Russia to be in a military alliance against Russia is just a foolhardy idea. Henry Kissinger said this, many others have said this, and I think we should offer them the carrot of that, that they won't be in NATO and at the same time, tell them, though, that if you invade there, the repercussions will be very, very costly and these will be economic repercussions. But all of that requires the cooperation of Europe because we don't buy that much from Russia.
I don't think it's over, i think people ultimately are going to be very disappointed that Democrats didn't hold one hearing on the origin of the virus. I've been asking for a year for the two committees I'm on that can look into this — Homeland Security and the Health Committee — asking for a hearing on the origins of the virus. It really doesn't have to be partisan.
The federal government forcing the American people to continue to wear masks despite the fact that we’ve already reached herd immunity is ridiculous and needs to end immediately, in a free county people will evaluate their personal risk factors and are smart enough to ultimately make medical decisions like wearing a mask themselves.
Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection. The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material, it might, however, provide some slight benefit in keep out gross droplets if someone coughs or sneezes on you. I do not recommend that you wear a mask, particularly since you are going to a vey (sic) low risk location.
You’re telling everybody to wear a mask whether they’ve had infection or had a vaccine. What I’m saying is they have immunity and everybody agrees they have immunity, what studies do you have that people who have had the vaccine or had infection are spreading the infection?... You’ve had the vaccine and you’re wearing twomasks. Isn’t that theater?
When you look at impeaching the president, the Constitution has some very specific requirements. It says when the president is impeached, the chief justice shall preside, and to me, this is one of the shocking things. When we showed up and we found out that yes, Chuck Schumer had called Justice Roberts -- and this hasn't been reported widely, but he did -- and Justice Roberts said heck, no, I'm not going to cross the street because you're not impeaching the president.
If we are about to try to impeach a president, where is the chief justice? If the accused is no longer president, where is the constitutional power to impeach him? impeachment is for removal from office and the accused here has already left office. Hyper-partisan Democrats are about to drag our great country into the gutter of rancor and vitriol the likes of which has never been seen in our nation's history.
I didn't agree with the fight that happened last week, and I voted against overturning the election, but at the same time, the impeachment is a wrongheaded, partisan notion. But if Republicans go along with it, it will destroy the party. A third of the Republicans will leave the party.
Found on CNN 1 year ago
I am all in favor of the President calling Joe Biden, Hunter Biden and the whistleblower, and if( White House Intelligence Chairman) Adam Schiff thinks Adam Schiff can veto defense witnesses, then it is a complete sham and a farce and I would advise Republicans to not participate in anything that doesn't allow defense witnesses.
Found on Reuters 2 years ago
I think his advocacy for regime change around the world is a naive world view. And I think that the world will be a much better place with new advisors to the president and hopefully somebody who's actually listening to what the President says over and over again, that he wants to bring America's longest war to a close.
Found on FOX News 3 years ago
Found on Reuters 4 years ago
And they’re being asked to vote for something that we never promised. We promised the American voters that we would repeal ObamaCare. But when you’re keeping half the taxes, most of the regulations and creating a brand new insurance bailout superfund -- that to most people just does n’t sound like repeal.
I think a large part of the frustration in our caucus is that this bill no longer is repeal, and they’re being asked to vote for something that we never promised. We promised the American voters that we would repeal ObamaCare. But when you’re keeping half the taxes, most of the regulations and creating a brand new insurance bailout superfund -- that to most people just does n’t sound like repeal.
The shooting down of a Russian fighter jet illustrates precisely why we need open lines of communication with Russia and should resist calls from some presidential candidates to isolate ourselves from discussions with our adversaries, in addition, those who are calling for a no-fly zone need to realize that shooting down other countries' fighter jets will be the result and a war between nuclear superpowers a possibility.
We want to make sure every Republican across the country knows that he blocked conservative amendments to the immigration bill. And that in particular my amendment would have provided more scrutiny on people who might be coming here to attack us, so mine was a national security amendment, as well as an immigration amendment, and Marco blocked it.
I fault Hillary Clinton. I fault President Obama. But I also fault the neoconservatives within my party like Marco Rubio who have been eager for war in Libya, in Syria, in Iraq, and they want a no-fly zone in an airspace where Russia is already flying, it's a foolhardy notion, and people really -- this is the kind of stepping it up to a debate over who would best be commander in chief that we really need in our country.
Ted has chosen to make this really personal and chosen to call people dishonest in leadership and call them names, which really goes against the decorum and also against the rules of the Senate, and as a consequence he can't get anything done legislatively, he is pretty much done for ... and it's really because of personal relationships, or lack of personal relationships, and it is a problem.
It kind of reminds me of the funniest moment, I think, of the second debate, where out of nowhere, complete non sequitur, he starts going after me. And I guess it's part of his bravado, his shtick, i'm thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?
It's not so much what religion you are, it's what you stand for. But I don't think that we're really anywhere near, probably, that happening -- because they're a small minority in our population, but the hard part is, while we are a very pluralistic society and we're open to all religions, more free than any other country, the problem we have is the people who have been attacking us have been all of one religion and so it's hard to separate that.
Now there are people who cannot work. But frankly, if your back hurts, you can work in a call center, all right? There's a lot of different jobs, there are people who are paralyzed, quadriplegic, kidney dialysis, amputees who can't work. I understand that. There's going to be some people. But almost everybody who can work should work.
The people of Kentucky deserve a voice as the GOP chooses their next nominee, and holding a caucus will ensure that Kentucky is relevant and participates early in the process, i am also grateful for the Republican Party's trust in me, allowing me to run for re-election to the U.S. Senate and seek the nomination for the Presidency of the United States.
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE! i've worked from a young age, my kids all work, and we're proud of them for working minimum wage jobs, delivering pizzas, working in a pizza place, working in a call center, all my boys work and they've worked and we're proud of them for working.
Sometimes I'll say flippantly if you sold the chicken to somebody, there'd be plenty of them, when things are owned, there's lots of cows. Cows are not endangered. Neither are chickens, really. The sage brush grouse would probably be less likely to be endangered if somebody owned it and allowed it to reproduce. So there are ways of handling it.
Earlier today, Hillary Clinton proposed various criminal justice reform ideas in an attempt to undo some of Bill Clinton's work - the same work Hillary Clinton cheerfully supported as first lady.
Found on Reuters 7 years ago
I would treat her with the same respect that I would treat a man, but I wouldn't lay down and say, 'Oh, I'm not going to respond out of some sort of' -- and I think that would be a sexist response to say, 'Oh, my goodness, she deserves not to be treated as aggressively, because she's only a woman, i would never say that about anybody. And I don't come into our interview thinking, 'OK, it's a woman versus a man kind of interview.
I ’m for trying to get the government out of the way of converting your trucks from diesel to natural gas, or from gasoline to ethanol, and try to let the marketplace take care of this, because some of these fuels are actually cheaper, too, and if they’re cheaper then people will go for a cheaper alternative that also is cleaner for the environment.
The only people over there that can fight and have been showing some ability to fight are the Kurds, the president has been sending weapons to Baghdad. They’re not adequately getting to Kurdistan. I would fund them directly. I would take some of the weaponry that we have left over in Afghanistan and I would send that directly to the Kurds.
We are currently sending roughly $400 million of U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Palestinian Authority, certainly, groups that threaten Israel cannot be allies of the U.S. I will continue to do everything in my power to make sure this president and this Congress stop treating Israel's enemies as American allies.
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