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Make no mistake, radical environmentalists want to stop Americans from using natural gas, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s proposed ban on gas stoves is the latest egregious scaremongering by the far left and their Biden administration allies.
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The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was intended to ensure that America had sufficient oil reserves in the event of an emergency, under no circumstances should we sell any part of this stockpile to the Chinese Communist Party or any company under its control.
It is not my position that we will never raise the debt ceiling — rather what the rules say is we will use the debt ceiling as leverage to force real and meaningful structural reforms to fix the underlying problem, [It] doesn't have to be a total solution for everything, but it has to be real and meaningful progress.
We are at a moment in time, because the American people elected a Republican majority in the House, where we have an opportunity to stop the madness. And I believe it is incumbent on that Republican majority, and on the Republicans in the Senate, to use every lever point we have to stop the out-of-control spending that is driving inflation, that is punishing hard-working Americans across this country.
Nobody standing here wants to default on the debt. Let me be absolutely clear and unequivocal: The United States of America should never, ever, ever default on its debt.
The FBI needs to search and investigate to determine whether there are any classified documents at Hunter Biden's home or business, the FBI doesn't need to sit on its rear end for days and weeks and months and let someone put those documents in a shredder. They need to show up tomorrow and search Hunter Biden's home and office. If we care about protecting classified documents and understanding what Joe Biden has done, we need to do that immediately.
The FBI doesn't need to sit on its rear end for days and weeks and months and let someone put those documents in a shredder. They need to show up tomorrow and search Hunter Biden's home and office. If we care about protecting classified documents and understanding what Joe Biden has done, we need to do that immediately.
Because if there's no objection, the FBI can do it. Now, if he objects, that tells you something.
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve was intended to ensure that America had sufficient oil. Instead, Joe Biden sold oil to the Chinese Communist Party when the CCP was stockpiling oil for its own strategic use, and while Americans are paying higher and higher prices for fuel because of the Biden administration’s disastrous energy policies, we need to immediately act to stop this from happening in the future… and unleash American energy.
Not only does the so-called Respect for Marriage Act open the door for a weaponized IRS to target religious non-profits, but it will start a race to the bottom, forcing the most extreme marriage laws from any state onto every other state, it will only take a California, New York, or Massachusetts to legalize polygamy, incest, or child marriages to force every state to recognize these relationships as well.
It's about the big guy. It's about the Godfather, Joe Biden is the Godfather. He is the one who ultimately is profiting on this corruption, he is the one who is abusing official authority to further the criminal activity of his family members. And that's why this is an issue of public corruption.
It's not about the poor schlub who got caught. It's about the boss.
Fox News Digital's about the big guy. Fox News Digital's about the Godfather, Hunter Biden is the Godfather. He is the one who ultimately is profiting on this corruption, he is the one who is abusing official authority to further the criminal activity of his family members. And that's why this is an issue of public corruption.
The focus needs to be on Hunter Biden, this is not about Hunter Biden, any more than if you're going after the mafia and you catch some low-level enforcer, or you're going after a drug cartel and you catch some mule who swallowed balloons full of heroin.
He is the one who is abusing official authority to further the criminal activity of his family members. And that's why this is an issue of public corruption.
What we just saw on this floor was stunning. I am genuinely at a loss for words, this bill is common sense. There is not a constituent in Texas, or Nevada, or Connecticut, if you asked would it be a good thing to have more police officers keeping our kids safe, they’d say ‘of course, it would.’.
The fact that he chose not to say a word about why he objects is stunning, i find myself genuinely flabbergasted.
There are lots of arguments the senator from Connecticut could have made. He chose to make none of them.
Had he done something really simple — just shut up, just shut his mouth, just sat there — we would be standing in a position where both of these bills would have been passed into law.
There are a lot of candidates out there feeling their oats and boasting,' I'm running no matter what. I don't care what Donald Trump says.' Anyone who says that is lying, that's an idiotic statement for someone to make who's actually thinking about running.
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These children come in in debt to vicious cartels thousands and thousands of dollars. The teenage boys work for the gangs in every city in America, and the teenage girls experience a hell worse than that, with far too many of them human trafficked into sex slavery, joe Biden and Kamala Harris are responsible for the worst plague of slavery in America since the Civil War.
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If you look at these candidates, it's not even close which candidate has the strongest conservative record in the Alabama primary.
I hope whoever is responsible for the leaked draft opinion is fired, prosecuted, and has to serve real jail time.
We’re seeing a human rights catastrophe, we’re seeing a public health catastrophe, we’re seeing a crime and national security catastrophe, every part of America has been impacted, you’ve got migrants going to every corner of the country.
Democrats are doubling down on the extreme. Their policy is crashing and burning.
Israel is a strong ally of the United States, and they are surrounded by neighbors in a very dangerous part of the world. It's not Israel's job to win the war in Ukraine, and I think American politicians that are using the war in Ukraine to attack Israel are mistaken in doing so.
I have never seen the chairman refuse to allow a witness to answer a question, you can bang it as loud as you want.
One portion of the book says,' Babies are taught to be racist or antiracist -- there is no neutrality.' Another portion of the book : They recommend that babies' confess when being racist,'.
You played clips of the Democrats slamming Republican nominees, going personal, going into the gutter, going after their character, if you look at the hearing the last two days, the questions that Republicans focused on were her record and in particular, her judicial record.
I believe you care for children, obviously your children and other children, but I also see a record of activism and advocacy as it concerns sexual predators that stems back decades, and that is concerning.
They claim not to know anything about whatever they believe, and then they get on the bench and they vote hard, hard-left, and I think there's real reasons to have concerns that that if Judge Jackson becomes Justice Jackson, that we will see a vote on the far left, very possibly the furthest left of any of the nine justices, particularly on criminal justice issues.
[I]t's really ugly. Quite frankly, it looked like I saw Ted Cruz commit a hate crime, in that hearing room. It was McCarthyism at its worst.
When you just testified a minute ago that you didn't know of critical race theory… in K through 12, I will confess, I find that statement a little hard to reconcile with the public record, because if you look at the Georgetown Day School's curriculum, it is filled and overflowing with critical race theory… among… the books that are either assigned or recommended.
I expect we will see a thorough examination of her record, of her jurisprudence, what we will not see is the kind of political circus that we saw from Senate Democrats, particularly with Justice Brett Kavanaugh, where they engaged in personal smears. They went into the gutter.
I also expect President Zelenskyy to say as he said to us on the video conference call that their top priority – we asked, ‘What do you need, what do you need most?’ And he said they need fighter jets.
They could solve it themselves, and I have recently introduced legislation that would restore American energy independence, instead of taking those options, they want to purchase oil from places like Iran and Venezuela.
Sadly, Senate Democrats have undermined the American people’s confidence in previous judicial confirmation processes with vicious personal smears and unfounded accusations, these kinds of shameless attacks demeaned the Senate and made a mockery of our constitutional role in providing advice and consent to the president on nominations. I believe Judge Jackson should be treated with the dignity and decorum that has been lacking from the consideration of past nominations.
What the president said is that only African American women are eligible for this slot, that 94% of Americans are ineligible, the way Biden ought to do it is to say 'I'm going to look for the best justice,' interview a lot of people, and if he happens to nominate a justice who was an African American woman, then great.
I'll tell you what Congress needs to do next week. We need to come back and pass my legislation to make the sanctions on Nord Stream2 permanent.
Just this week, after the Russian invasion, Biden finally, finally, finally, did the right thing and put sanctions in place.
He and his administration instead settled for an endlessly deferred and wholly uncredible strategy of responding to Putin's aggression after an invasion, they have pursued bizarre tactics like declassifying American intelligence and trying to shame Putin. That approach has failed.
Ms. Morrison, you've urged this committee to look at the whole of your record. I will confess, the whole of your record is deeply disturbing.
And all of those are a direct result of the policies you've spent your entire lifetime advocating.
I’m proud to endorse Eric Schmitt for U.S. Senate in Missouri. Eric is a fighter who will hold China accountable, defend religious freedom, take on Big Tech, and he will protect American jobs.
If we lose Texas, it’s game over, i do n’t believe Texas will turn blue but central to that is we’re going to have to work to communicate and turn people out.
If he came and said, ‘I’m gonna put the best jurist on the court' and he looked at a number of people and he ended up nominating a Black woman, he could credibly say, ‘OK, I’m nominating the person who’s most qualified,' he’s not even pretending to say that. He’s saying ‘If you’re a White guy, tough luck. If you’re a White woman, tough luck. You don’t qualify.'.
You testified to this committee that you were not aware of what happened in Loudoun County until this morning, i find that remarkable for someone who has spent years as one of the leading activists for allowing transgender biological men to use girls’ restrooms and women’s restrooms.
Just once, I'd like to see a reporter say to Joe Biden, when he stands at the damn podium in the White House without a mask,' Mr. President, why aren't you wearing a mask ?' just once, I ’d like to see you say to Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, when Jen Psaki stands at the podium with no mask, ‘ Ms. Jen Psaki, why do n’t you have a mask ? ’.
I don't know, I don't know, I don't know.' You're under oath, you may believe at the Department of Justice that you are unaccountable to the American people, but that is not the case.
As I've said repeatedly, what we saw on January 6 was a despicable terrorist attack on the United States Capitol and those who carried it out should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Unfortunately, this impeachment trial did nothing to bring the domestic terrorists who committed this heinous attack to justice. It merely satisfied Democrats' desire to once again vent their hatred of Donald Trump and their contempt for the tens of millions of Americans who voted for him.
American Federation of Teachers union boss Randi Weingarten tried to keep schools closed while your kids struggled to learn, now she is trying to get the government to FORCIBLY vaccinate your kids. Hell no! She doesn’t have your kids’ interests at heart.
Not only has she made her disgust for law enforcement clear by her repeated calls to defund the police, she has a history of not only excusing, but celebrating criminals who have murdered police officers, the Department of Justice has a long history of being apolitical, of exercising fidelity to the law, of not using the law as a partisan weapon to target enemies of whatever administration is in power. The Obama-Biden administration corrupted that practice, and now the Biden-Harris administration is continuing that pattern.
The Russian troops on the Ukrainian border are Joe Biden’s fault, and they are Senate Democrats’ fault for being unwilling to stand up to a president of their own party, and I would note, this particular nominee is a nominee to be the head of protocol at the State Department. It is really bad protocol to drive tanks into somebody else’s country. You want to talk about protocol? How about the protocol of let’s defend American national security interest?
You have waged litigation campaigns and opposed voter ID laws.
Senate Democrats are not even hiding the fact that Ms. Pérez has been nominated precisely because she will be a partisan from the bench.
We had a Republican president, a Republican Senate, and a Republican House, we didn't do this. We could have ... You didn't see Republicans when we had control of the Senate try to rig the game. You didn't see us try to pack the Court.
I have focused day and night on winning in 2022, retaking the Rayburn House and retaking the Senate.
A lot of folks ask, ‘Well, gosh, is Manchin going to become a Republican?’ I hope he does. I've asked him to. I think every Republican senator has made that case a dozen times to Joe, i will say I think it's a tough hill for him to climb. He's just culturally, he's a Democrat. He's been a Democrat his whole life, and he's really the godfather of Democrats in West Virginia. So I get why switching parties, that's hard. That being said, if they're nasty enough, the best thing that could happen is they could drive him over to the Republican Party, and we would welcome him.
Given the pattern of judicial nominees he's put forward so far, he keeps being captive to the radical left in his party. If he nominated a radical leftist justice who would ignore the rule of law and undermine our constitutional rights, I can't imagine a Republican Senate would confirm an extreme justice.
I think there ought to be a reasonable middle ground solution.
That's right, it's me, the weirdo with a beardo, Ted Cruz, if you're sick of seeing me, just think how sick I am of being me.
Within about 30 minutes, they took down that post and they essentially disappeared her, she was the No. 1-ranked women’s doubles player in the world, the only Chinese national to be ranked No. 1 in the world, and they just disappeared her.
Let's be clear -- because it's easy to play this as a two-dimensional morality play. I'm pro vaccine.
The clip is surreal, listening to the NBC reporter say,' Look, they're chanting.
I was particularly drawn to your testimony about bullying online, how some teenagers, and even some adult men, are bullied almost constantly.
I've seen groups with hateful names, like' Ted Cruz sucks' now, shouldn't you flag those as misinformation ?
If 10,000 refugees arrive [to Fort Bliss], every one of those 10,000 can choose to leave tomorrow, there's no fence. There's no gate.
The enemies of America are looking at the disaster in Afghanistan.
This bill would constitute a federal government takeover of elections. It would constitute a massive power grab by Democrats.
That is unacceptable and they keep doing it.
The Democrats have, from thebeginning of the pandemic, treated it as a matter of politics — from theshutdowns we saw all over the country tothe schools that were closed and thekids that werehurt, to the jackbootedthugs thatwent persecuting people of faith whowere going to church andsinging in church, we saw a political agendainstead of common sense to keepus safe. I got to say that culminatedyesterday in the CDC’s absurddecision that people who have been vaccinated must nonethelesswear masks wheninsideand that decision, Sean, that’s not science, that’s politics. It’s purepolitics.
Rather than giving tens of billions of dollars to the IRS to harass and persecute American taxpayers, I think we should abolish the IRS and instead adopt a simple flat tax.
Every single one of us behaves dramatically differently when the C-SPAN cameras are on. When the cameras are off and we’re in a classified briefing, suddenly people have their jackets off, they actually have conversations.
It's hot everywhere — try Texas every summertime — but the rest of the country doesn't have such a dysfunctional state govt that you can't turn the lights on or run A/C. That's a policy failure of the Dems.
It's a sorting vote. Because anyone who votes against this amendment is admitting to the game.
As President Biden moved to enact his radical agenda.
I think it was clear, by the time we went in the room that the votes weren't there that a significant majority of the conference I would probably hazard a guess, two-thirds of the Republicans in the Senate conference, wanted to maintain the rule of a ban on earmarks and so we did.
I don’t know the man.
Much the same as the First Amendment does not allow anyone to slander or libel anyone, it also does not allow someone to ignore the federal criminal laws.
If Major League Baseball is going to act dishonestly and spread lies about Georgia’s voting rights bill to favor one party against the other, they shouldn’t expect to continue to receive special benefits from Congress.
Garland has a good reputation as a judge, he has a reputation as a being relatively non-partisan as a judge. I would say his hearing was frustrating as it went on today because he basically dodged every question. He refused to answer – he answered like a judicial nominee, and not like a nominee to be attorney general.
That, of course, is not the standard, under the Constitution, members of the judiciary do not appoint their own successors.
Specifically, the Democratic leader wants to add a statement that Justice Ginsburg's position should not be filled until a new president is installed, purportedly based on a comment Justice Ginsburg made to family members shortly before Justice Ginsburg passed.
Youre welcome to say something negative about Antifa right now, okay, Mazie Hirono declined to speak so that is the position of the Democratic Party.
Okay, Mazie Hirono declined to speak so that is the position of the Democratic Party.
The answer to these challenges will not simply be shoveling cash out of Washington, the answer to these challenges will be getting people back to work.
We need strong conservatives and Manny Sethi and Hagerty need fighters.
So unknown somebodies made unspecified mistakes for which there were no repercussions, what mistakes were made and who made them?
Joe Biden personally unmasked Michael Flynn's name.
The Senate Democrats were all talking with the Clinton White House, you look at this. The House Democrats are all talking with The Senate Democrats. This remains a political process.
That's ultimately a question for the committee chairman, Lindsey Graham, but, but I'd like to see Rudy testify.
She seems to misunderstand how free speech operates, and also how freedom of the press operates, ms. Lam's canceling the meeting is not a sign of strength. It's a sign of weakness. It's a sign of fear of the protesters in the streets of Hong Kong.
We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others. Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all, we Texans are standing together tonight united against all forms of hatred and violence.
Unless it's something that relates to a competition issue, or it's unfair or deceptive, then I don't think we have a role.
This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him.
Don't make the mistake that it is only Democrats that are concerned about this, follow the damn law and respect it.
I voted with the administration on the substance because of the threat of Iran but I'll tell you from my end, if the administration does it again and there is not a live and exigent emergency, you will not have my vote and I predict you will not have the vote of a number of other Republicans as well. The simpler process is follow the damn law and respect it.
The American government needs new tools to protect the integrity of our universities and research, and to block academic espionage.
If we have tech companies using the powers of monopoly to censor political speech, I think that raises real antitrust issues.
At this point we don't know that's what caused this, but on the face of it, it certainly seems inadequate - the pilot training material did not raise the details of this new system.
I hope to see PETA supporting the Republican party.
I don't know the details of the specifics there, i know what was reported publicly in the media, and I sit on the Senate Judiciary Committee, so we will consider any allegations that come forward.
There is an incredible divide between Washington and the rest of the country when it comes to Bob Mueller and the Russia investigation.
What Steve King said was stupid. It was stupid. It was hurtful. It was wrong. And he needs to stop it, i think all of us ought to be united regardless of party in saying, white supremacism, white nationalism is hatred, it is bigotry, it is evil, it is wrong. And I think we need that clarity and I'm certainly going to urge everyone to provide that clarity.
I don't get angry often, but you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that will do it every time. President Trump.For Trump, you're President Trump.For Trump. Leave Heidi the hell alone.
I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father.
It's clear Congressman O'Rourke's pollsters have told him to come out on the attack.
I'm against tariffs. I'm against the trade war, if we're erecting barriers and shutting down trade, that is a bad thing. This is one of the few issues where Congressman Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke and I have some common ground.
Congressman Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke sides with liberal extremists on the national level, instead of the people of Texas -- instead of jobs in Texas.
Bernie Sanders believes in what Bernie Sanders's fighting for -- Bernie Sanders believes in socialism. Now, I think what Bernie Sanders's fighting for doesn't work. But I think you are absolutely sincere, like Bernie Sanders, that you believe in expanding government and higher taxes, and I commend you for fighting for what you believe in.
I've got a responsibility, which is to fight for everybody here and every person in this state.
My views on immigration are simple.
We are seeing tens of millions of dollars flooding into the state of Texas from liberals all over the country who desperately want to turn the state of Texas blue, they want us to be just like California, right down to tofu and silicon and dyed hair.
She's wonderful, but I brought her to the great state of Texas.
We’ve got a fight on our hands, the extreme left, they’re angry, they’re energized and they are filled with hatred. Money has poured in to Texas to benefit Ted Cruz challenger, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, who is attracting large crowds at rallies. It's about the future of this country, the big things we want to do, going from the least insured state in the country to the one that leads on universal healthcare, O’Rourke told supporters at a recent campaign stop. A national Republican source said while O’Rourke is getting attention, he likely wo n’t win.
Despite Senate Democrats ’ best efforts to demagogue this nomination, they will be unsuccessful, as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, I look forward to supporting Patrick Leahy nomination, and am confident that Senate Judiciary Committee will move swiftly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh in the coming months.
I'm going to match you and give 10 grand to both charities as well, you're a good sport.
I cannot believe he would tell a flat-out lie.
I think I have come through it strong, and I've tried not to let my troubles deter me from speaking out on public issues, it is wonderful to have a full restoration of my rights and a full restoration of my American dream.
None of us knows why there’s evil in the world, but this community has seen it – has seen the face of unmitigated evil. Has seen the face of hatred but let me encourage you, in spite of that evil, the community has also seen strength. This community has also seen love. This community has also seen courage.
After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee.
It is imperative that the data gathered in the census is reliable, given the wide-ranging impacts it will have on U.S. policy.
The answer is to focus on criminals, to focus on violent criminals.
Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked.
Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked, this is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them. We are grateful for the courage and sacrifice of our border agents who have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe, the statement read. I remain fully committed to working with the Border Patrol to provide them with all the resources they need to safeguard our nation.
We need real conservatives – we need conservatives who know what they believe, and who will do what they say they will do.
This was the first step in the process, i believe we will see the Consumer Freedom amendment in the legislation that is ultimately enacted.
Few statesmen have the qualifications, the relationships, and gravitas that Senator Hutchison brings to this position, after years of inadequate resourcing, Kay led an effort in the Senate to rebuild our military and helped prepare it to meet the new, more stringent demands of the global war on terror.
That is not going to be easy.
We've been promising the voters we'd repeal Obamacare for seven years, and I think if we fail to deliver on that, I think, the consequences would be catastrophic.
It’s going to take a little bit of work to get me to a yes vote, but I do have an open mind.
Given the engagement of the electorate nationally on this central issue, I would suggest that Judge Gorsuch is no ordinary nominee, because of this unique and transparent process -- unprecedented in the nation's history -- his nomination carries with it a super legitimacy.
It's their so-called three-bucket solution, which is all the good stuff is in bucket three? Bucket three takes eight Democrats. Right now, Senate Democrats are opposing everything. You can't get eight Senate Democrats to agree on saying 'good morning,' i have called bucket three the 'Sucker's Bucket.' And what I have been urging the President and the administration and leader in both houses, take everything in bucket three, put it in bucket one. We have got to actually fix this problem.
I am spending night and day meeting with House members, meeting with senators, meetings with the administration.
I think that the President right now is listening to the arguments on all sides.
It's their so-called three-bucket solution, all the good stuff is in bucket three. I've called bucket three the suckers' bucket. Take everything in bucket three. Put it in bucket one.
The conversations continue to be productive and they're moving forward well. The conversations are ongoing with the White House, the administration and the House and the Senate, the House has a current bill that personally I don't think gets the job done. I think we need more work on the House bill.
The House has a current bill that personally I don't think gets the job done. I think we need more work on the House bill.
The way to get to 'yes' is to pass legislation that honors our promise to repeal Obamacare and that drives down costs, my biggest concern with the House bill is that it does not drive down health insurance premiums.
I think we had a very good and productive conversation about how we can work together to really deliver on the promises made to people.
We are going to defeat Hillary Clinton in this presidential election.
This election has been one wild ride, but the stakes in this election have never been higher.
Protecting free speech online should be an issue that brings Republicans and Democrats together.
That pledge was not a blanket commitment that if you go and slander and attack [ my wife ], that I'm going to nonetheless come like a servile puppy dog and say thank you very much for maligning my wife and maligning my father.
Freedom means that every human life is precious and must be protected, freedom means Supreme Court Justices who don’t dictate policy, but instead follow the Constitution.
I find it ridiculous that in response to an ISIS terror attack, the Democrats go on high dudgeon that we've got to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens, this is not a gun control issue, this is a terrorism issue.
We need a commander-in-chief who will speak the truth, and who will unleash the full force and fury of the American military to utterly destroy ISIS and its affiliates, we need to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act, so that known ISIS terrorists cannot use U.S. passports to return to America and wage jihad. We need a President who is serious – who will identify the enemy by name and do everything necessary to defeat it.
Let’s be very clear, if there is a path to victory -- we launched this campaign intending to win.
The voters in the primary have seemed to make a choice and we’ll see what happens as the months go forward, he told Glenn Beck. Cruz declined to endorse Trump and would not say whether his own supporters should do so either. This is a choice every voter is going to have to make -- and I would note it’s not a choice we as voters need to make today.
Many of those volunteers, many of those contributions you never forget, just a few days ago, two young kids ages 4 and 6 handed me two envelopes full of change. They wanted the campaign to have it. That’s what built this campaign. That’s what fueled this movement.
With a heavy heart, but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign. … But hear me now, I am not suspending our fight for liberty.
I'm going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies, he lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth. And...his response is to accuse everybody else of lying.
Donald has a real problem with women. Donald is terrified by strong women - he lashes out at them, the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.
Yes, my dad killed JFK, he is secretly Elvis and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his back yard.
The man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.
If we're fractured and we're divided, Hillary Clinton wins and the campaign is lost.
California is going to decide this Republican primary.
We are headed to Cleveland. There will be a contested convention.
John Boehner thinks Donald Trump is terrific. John Boehner also praised Hilary Clinton. If you want to see what is wrong with the corruption in Washington, with the Washington establishment and the system, John Boehner and Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton're all part of the same problem.
Donald Trump is never going to fight the system, Donald Trump is the system, donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are two sides of the same coin. Hillary Clinton has made Hillary Clinton millions from inside and Donald Trump has made Donald Trump billions buying people like Hillary Clinton. Both are part of the culture of foreign policy for personal gain. Donald Trump sought to demonstrate Donald Trump foreign policy chops as Donald Trump tries to present a more presidential image – while increasingly turning Donald Trump attention on the campaign trail to a general election battle Donald Trump presumes will involve Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The billionaire businessman declared himself the.
After a great deal of time and thought, after a great deal of consideration and prayer, I have come to the conclusion that if I am nominated to be president of the United States that I will run on a ticket with my vice presidential nominee, Carly Fiorina.
This is a choice that you are telling the American people that ‘ This is an individual that I trust and, more important, this is an individual that you can trust to lead this country, no matter what might happen, ’.
Last night was Donald Trump’s night and today is Indiana’s day, indiana has a chance to speak not only for Hoosiers around the state but for people around the country.
I understand this is something very foreign to Donald Trump because Donald Trump has not been able to build a majority anywhere.
The eyes of the entire nation are on the state.
That’s not the Trump approach, we are running the campaign to win the votes on the first ballot and we're going to win on the first ballot.
We shouldn't be facilitating putting little girls alone in a bathroom w/ grown men, that's just a bad, bad, bad idea.
A few months ago, Donald told us he could be the most PC person on Earth, guess that’s what we’re seeing. I’m waiting for new baseball caps – ‘Make PC Great Again.’.
Donald said men should be able to go into girls’ bathrooms if they want to.
Nobody is able to reach 1,237. I’m not going to reach 1,237, and Donald Trump is not going to reach 1,237.
We are likely to have a battle in Cleveland to decide who is the nominee, if you don’t want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, … then I ask you to please vote for the men and women on this slate.
America is the Saudi Arabia of coal, and we are going to develop our industry.
We're in the process now of looking at a number of different options.
I consider Marco a friend.
We going to start winning again, let me tell you.
This is yet another sign that conservatives are coalescing behind The Ted Cruz campaign.
It's difficult. We've got to win and we've got to win consistently, he's right. He has to win.
We've beaten Donald Trump over and over again.
I'm so encouraged after what was a terrific victory ... in Wisconsin, it was a turning point, I believe, in this entire election. It culminated four states in a row in the last two weeks where we have beaten Donald Trump over and over again.
This fevered pipe dream of Washington that at the convention they would parachute in some white knight who will save the Washington establishment, it is nothing less than a pipe dream, it ai n’t gon na happen. If it did happen, the people would quite rightly revolt. Senator Cruz only bolstered his case that he's gaining momentum in the battle against front-runner Trump with his Wisconsin victory. He scored 48 percent of the vote to Trump's 35 percent, and picked up the lion's share of the state's delegates. Ohio Gov. John Kasich trailed far behind. The race heads next, though, to New York state where Trump has a commanding lead in the polls. The criticism of having ties to the establishment is an unusual one for Cruz -- who has portrayed himself as an outsider fighting against what he calls.
We have now beaten Donald Trump in 11 states across the country. I am very hopeful after Wisconsin votes … that that will be 12 states.
It shouldn’t be complicated that members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press.
Unfortunately, this abusive behavior seems to be part of the culture of the Trump campaign. Personal attacks, verbal attacks and now physical attacks have no place in politics or anywhere else in our society.
Inflammatory comments about patrolling and securing Muslim neighbors or barring Muslims from entering this country, having an immigration policy based on religion, is counterproductive to our homeland security and national security interests.
Abandoning Europe, withdrawing from the most successful military alliance of modern times, it makes no sense at all, it would hand a massive victory to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, a massive victory to ISIS.
I don’t get angry often, but you mess with my wife,you mess with my kids, that’ll do it everytime. donald, you’re a sniveling coward, leave Heidi the hell alone.
As president, I have pledged on my first day in office to rescind every single one of President Obama’s unconstitutional executive actions, and to direct every federal agency to respect and protect the religious liberty of every American.
Our constitutional liberties should not be subject to the whims of the current administration, and – whether Hobby Lobby or the Little Sisters of the Poor – people of faith should not be made to bow down at the altar of political correctness.
Cruz won the Republican contest in Utah Tuesday, capturing more than 50 percent of the vote and all 40 of the state’s delegates. Trump won the night's Arizona primary. When Donald gets scared, when he gets angry, when he gets threatened ... So last night Donald threatened my wife, he went directly after my wife.
It is striking that the day after Donald Trump called for weakening NATO, withdrawing from NATO, we see Brussels, where NATO is headquartered, the subject of a radical Islamic terror attack.
We welcome Marco's supporters with open arms.
Let me be very, very clear, as president I will not be neutral. America will stand unapologetically with the nation of Israel.
Every week is important, but? this one is especially important given the time-sensitive nature of conservatives rallying around Ted, it's going to be key that he wins some of these winner-take-all primaries to slow Trump down, but I think this week can be the week that happens.
We're going to have a very good night in Utah. Arizona is much tighter, donald did well in early voting in Arizona. We're surging now. Our numbers are going up and up and up.
There is an awakening and a spirit of revival -- all across this country, people are waking up.
What I think is undoubtedly clear is that John Kasich cannot win the nomination, that it is mathematically impossible for him to win the nomination, that a vote for John Kasich is a vote for Donald Trump. I don't know if John Kasich is perhaps campaigning to be Donald Trump's vice president.
The delegates decide between the candidates that have gotten a whole bunch of delegates, that's actually the democratic process working the way it's supposed to.
I'm representing a tremendous many, many millions of people. i think that would be an absolute disaster. I think the people would quite rightly revolt. The way to beat Donald Trump is at the ballot box.
Nobody else has any mathematical possibility whatsoever.
They are losing big league.
Thirty people were arrested today over violence and then the rally was cancelled, protesters took violence into their own hands ...any campaign that disrespects the voters and a campaign that encourages violence and facing allegations against members of the press you create an environment that encourages this.
Young people coming out of school, you've got student loans up to your eyeballs and very little hope of a job, very little hope of a future. That's going to change.
It’s real simple, how do you beat Donald Trump from winning ? You beat Donald Trump from winning.
There are two different agreements, there's TPA and TPP. I oppose TPP and have always opposed TPP, which is what you asked about.
Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice, where we are beating him is when voters get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.
Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice, where we are beating him is when voters’ get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me.
If you don't want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, if you don't want to hand the general election on a silver platter to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, then I ask you to join us, if you were a Jeb (Bush) supporter, if you are a Marco supporter now, if you're a Kasich supporter, we welcome you to our team.
Everyone is going to say Gun Owners of America support the Second Amendment -- unless Larry Pratt are clinically insane that's what Larry Pratt say in a primary, but the voters are savvier than that.
There's a reason when Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer came after our right to keep and bear arms, that I led the opposition, along with millions of Americans, we defeated that gun control legislation. I would note that the other individuals on this stage were nowhere to be found in that fight.
If you care about the Second Amendment, then you need to ask who on this stage do you know will appoint principled constitutionalists to the court and not cut a deal with your Second Amendment rights ?
The great thing about the state of Iowa is( that) I'm pretty sure Tim Macy all define gun control the same way we do in Texas : hitting what Tim Macy aim at.
You don't stop bad guys by taking away our guns, you stop bad guys by using our guns.
If you don't want to see Donald Trump as the nominee, if you don't want to hand the general election on a silver platter to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, then I ask you to join us, if you were a Jeb (Bush) supporter, If you are a Marco supporter now, if you're a Kasich supporter, we welcome you to our team.
Anyone who thinks you're making a loyalty oath to some candidate fundamentally misunderstands this process, listen, no political candidate is gonna make America great again. It's not gonna be Donald Trump, it's not gonna be me, it's not gonna be any candidate. The only power strong enough to restore this nation is we the people -- it is not about us, it's about the people.
You can usually tell how dismayed he is by his volume, by the level of insults, and typically, when he attacks someone's faith, it is a sign that Donald is really worried, i understand the last election day, Super Saturday, was a very bad day for Donald. He came in proudly expecting to sweep all four contests. Instead, he got clobbered. He got clobbered on election day.
We have been in conversations with Gov. Romney. He's graciously reached out to our campaign and I've talked to him on the phone and we have been trading emails with him and I'm grateful for the support we are receiving all over the country.
The scream you hear, the howl that comes from Washington, D.C., is utter terror at what 'We the People' are doing together, what we're seeing is the public coming together, libertarians coming together, men and women who love the Constitution coming together and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign.
What we're seeing is the public coming together, libertarians coming together, men and women who love the Constitution coming together and uniting and standing as one behind this campaign.
In my view, a brokered convention ain't going to happen, and if the Washington deal-makers tried to steal the nomination from the people, I think it would be a disaster, we've got to win this nomination. One-thousand, two-hundred and thirty-seven delegates is what it takes to be the Republican nominee.
Megyn, let me just ask the voters at home: Is this the debate you want playing out in the general election?
For 40 years, Donald has been part of the corruption in Washington that you're angry about.
You can resolve this issue very quickly by simply releasing the New York Times tape.
As president, I will repeal Obamacare, the biggest job-killer in America.
I'm the father of two daughters.
For the candidates who have not yet won a state, who have not racked up significant delegates, I ask you to prayerfully consider our coming together.
Tomorrow morning, we have a choice. If the field remains divided, Donald Trump will be the nominee, for the candidates who have not yet won a state, who have not racked up significant delegates, I ask you to prayerfully consider coming together, uniting.
I needed to build my base of support. I needed to take care so that I was on a strong foundation first before I could take him on, not remotely. This is an ongoing conversation.
I am the only candidate who has beaten Donald three times.
Tonightwas another decision point, and the voters have spoken.
Once we get all of this finished, I’m going to go after one person, and that’s Hillary Clinton, i think that’s frankly going to be an easy race.
For any candidate that wakes up tomorrow morning who hasn't won any states ... I think it's time to start thinking about coming together and unifying and presenting a clear choice.
People have asked for somebody who is not a politician, who was a member of we the people, who has an outstanding life of achievement and who thinks the way they do.
I call on Donald, ask The New York Times to release the tape and do so today before the Super Tuesday primaries.
Donald Trump's record on immigration is terrible.
They were crucial to our win in Iowa and will be in Texas( as well).
Listen, if Donald becomes president, who the heck knows what he would do? Even Donald doesn't know what he would do, and I think the challenges facing this country are too grave to roll the dice and risk losing the Supreme Court for a generation, risk yet more economic stagnation and risk on foreign policy allowing radical Islamic terrorism to continue to rise and threaten America.
I will support the Republican nominee, period. The end.
You know, we've seen now that there's only one candidate that has beaten Donald Trump and that can beat Donald Trump.
There have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. Now maybe his tax returns show that those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported.
Maybe that's what his tax returns show.
If we nominate Donald, we end up electing Hillary as president.
If you look at the eight members of the 'Gang of Eight,' Donald gave over $50,000 to three Democrats and two Republicans, and when you're funding open border politicians, you shouldn't be surprised when they fight for open borders.
Donald Trump says he's being audited. I would think that would underscore the need to release those returns, he doesn't want to do it because presumably there is something in there that's bad.
He's taking a look at it and reviewing it to see if would have any objections with it, but has not identified any yet.
We are not a people who are impressed by a lot of blustery rhetoric that's not backed up by truth, we can't be fooled by P.T. Barnum. The time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has passed.
One week from today will be the most important night of the campaign.
One week from today will be the most important night of this campaign.
Four decades ago Jimmy Carter gave away the Panama Canal, we built it, we paid for it and then a feckless left-wing president gave it away. Well Mr. President, you don't have the authority to give away vital military assets, and if you do that, you will be held accountable by the next president for undermining the national security of this country.
Donald Trump has explicitly come out against transferring the land from the federal government back to the state of Nevada or the people of Nevada, so yesterday, Mr. Trump told people in Vegas that Ted is -- quote -- 'sick' because he keeps lying. Well, I'll tell you, it's very interesting. You can go and watch the video of Donald being asked about what do you think about transferring the land in Nevada, back to the people of Nevada. Donald, well, I don't support that.
Look, I frankly don't care what position Donald decides to support today, tomorrow or the next day. They change every day. I don't care what they are. But pick one and defend it and don't pretend that whenever people suddenly point out what you said, 'Oh, never mind.' And look, part of the reason someone vacillates from position to position to position is they're not starting from a core set of principles and beliefs.
It's easy to say you want to make America great again, you can even print it on a baseball cap, but the question is do you understand the principles that made America great in the first place.
I'm going to utter a sentence I have never uttered in any other context. I agree with Jimmy Carter, we can't get burned again.
Bill, of course you would, that's what ICE exists for, we have law enforcement that looks for people who are violating the laws, that apprehends them and deports them.
I don't intend to send jackboots to knock on your door and every door in America. That's not how we enforce the law for any crime, we don't live in a police state. We do have law enforcement.
You better believe it.
I have made clear in this campaign we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards and integrity.
As Ronald Reagan was to the presidency so, too, was Justice Scalia to the Supreme Court.
Seventy percent of Republicans don't believe Donald Trump is the right candidate to go head-to-head with Hillary Clinton and beat her in November, the only way to beat Trump is with a strong, proven, constitutional conservative.
You cannot come from him at the left, you have to have a true conservative.
It’s going to happen one way or another.
An awful lot of Republicans are very concerned that Donald Trump is not the right candidate to go head-to-head with Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders, and as the field narrows, we're seeing more and more people coming to us.
We won decisively when we had the leading players behind us, when Marco had the leading players behind him, he couldn't come anywhere close to Donald Trump. That ought to be a real warning sign as to what state exactly is Marco going to win.
It is now apparent that the only campaign that can beat Donald Trump and that has beaten Donald Trump is our campaign.
I believe the only way to beat the Democrats is to nominate a candidate who has a significantly different record.
Donald ignores everyone else because I think he views the rest of the field as not a meaningful threat and for that matter ... Marco Rubio, does the same thing.
Justice Scalia was a lion of the law. He was someone I knew for 20 years. He was brilliant, principled. Like Ronald Reagan was to the presidency, so Justice Scalia was to the Supreme Court. And his passing leaves a huge void on that court.
Eight-five percent of Nevada is owned and regulated by the federal government, and Donald Trump wants to keep big government in charge.
I think it's a real mistake. I think the President ought to be pushing for a free Cuba, my family has seen firsthand the evil and the oppression in Cuba. We need a president who stands up to our enemies.
What Obama has shown to our enemies is weakness and appeasement.
I think it's a real mistake. I think the president instead ought to be pushing for a free Cuba.
Any time you're dealing with issues of security and civil liberties, you've got to balance them both, and I think we can walk and chew gum at the same time. We can protect ourselves from terrorism and also protect our civil rights.
It is quite literally the most ridiculous theory I've ever heard, that telling the voters what Trump's actual record is is deceitful and lying.
Don't tell me you're pro-life. Tell me what you've done to defend the right to life.
I'll tell you why.
I've never breathed a breath of air on this planet when I was not a U.S. citizen, it was the act of being born that made me a U.S. citizen.
I though it was ridiculous, i thought it was really painful.
He's allowing billions of dollars to go to tyrants who hate America.
The sound you're hearing is the sound of screams coming from Washington, D.C., but what's happening nationally is indicative of the stakes in this race.
I have to say to Mr. Trump you have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life, if you want to file a lawsuit ... file the lawsuit.
If you want to file a lawsuit ... file the lawsuit.
But if Donald Trump files the lawsuit that he threatens, that lawsuit will be frivolous.
They are right now are in the closing period of a campaign.
His own words said on national television are a matter of public record, and by definition repeating someone's own words can not be defamation.
On this campaign, he is saying things that are not true, and he's saying it repeatedly, and he knows they're not true. it is a curious thing. Two of the candidates in this race — Donald Trump and Marco Rubio — both have the very same pattern. Whenever anyone points out their record, they simply start screaming, 'liar, liar, liar,'.
It is a curious thing. Two of the candidates in this race — Donald Trump and Marco Rubio — both have the very same pattern. Whenever anyone points out their record, they simply start screaming, 'liar, liar, liar,'.
I am confident that if we put in the hard work we can, as Ronald Reagan did in the 1980s, rebuild our military so it will be so feared by our enemies and trusted by our allies that, God willing, we won't have to use it, that is the essence of what President Reagan used to call 'peace through strength.'.
That's why the last thing any commander should need to worry about is the grades he is getting from some plush-bottomed Pentagon bureaucrat for political correctness or social experiments -- or providing gluten-free MREs.
I think that goes to the question of who has the experience and judgment to be commander in chief? it makes you wonder how they would deal with (Russian President Vladimir) Putin. I'm not sure that would be very effective (at) negotiating to just scream, 'Liar, liar.' You need to have the judgment and strength to keep this country safe.
I guess Marco's team has told him, 'Well, if anyone brings up your actual record, the fact that over and over and over again you've supported amnesty, just yell liar. Just scream, you're lying, you're lying, you're lying,'.
Donald Trump didn't disagree with the substance that Donald Trump supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. And Donald Trump has this weird pattern -- when you point to Donald Trump own record Donald Trump screams, ‘ liar, liar, liar, ’.
Justice Scalia was an American hero, we owe it to him, the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.
I am grateful that they ran, they energized a great many people.
The national security threat is serious.
It was striking that three different people on that stage came out in support of drafting women into combat in the military, i have to admit, as I was sitting there listening to that conversation, my reaction was: Are you guys nuts?
We have had enough with political correctness -- especially in the military. Political correctness is dangerous, and the idea that we would draft our daughters, to forcibly bring them into the military and put them in close contact -- I think is wrong, it is immoral, and if I am president, we ain't doing it.
CNN reported that Ben was not going from Iowa to New Hampshire or South Carolina, rather, he was, quote, taking a break from campaigning, i regret that subsequently CNN reported on that. They didn't correct that story until 9:15 p.m. that night. So from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 pm that night, that's what CNN was reporting.
I regret that subsequently CNN reported on that. They didn't correct that story until 9:15 p.m. that night. So from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 pm that night, that's what CNN was reporting.
Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated the grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That's fair game, what the team should have done is send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out. That was a mistake from our end, and for that I apologize to Dr. Carson.
My political team saw CNN's report breaking news and they forwarded that news to our volunteers, it was being covered on live television.
To think that I would just walk away just 10 minutes before the caucus … I mean, who would do something like that? and to assume someone would, what does that tell you?
And to assume someone would, what does that tell you?
The conservative isn't supposed to be in second in New Hampshire.
She has worked hard, won a diligent campaign.
There are a whole bunch of areas that the federal government has no business sticking its nose in, i will fight every day for you, for your freedom, for your right to run a small business, for economic growth and for keeping government the heck off your back.
He and I have been side by side in a great many fights in the U.S. Senate, standing for liberty, they worked very, very hard.
Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story, that's fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement from the Carson campaign clarifying that he was indeed staying in the race when that came out.
CNN got it correct. Miracles happen. But that is part of the democratic process to let Iowa caucusers know, here is the news that is breaking. And it is relevant.
The allegations of somehow fraud -- the last I checked, passing on news stories about breaking news that is true and accurate is, and should, be part of the democratic process. And all of the rest of it is just silly noise.
We need a commander in chief, not a Twitterer in chief, donald's insults get more and more hysterical the more and more upset he gets.
Unfortunately, they did not then forward the subsequent story, that was Ben’s campaign clarifying that he was continuing the campaign and was not canceling the campaign, and so I apologize to Ben for that. They should have forwarded that subsequent story. That was a mistake on our part.
The next president of the United States is going to be chosen by the most powerful force in all of politics: We the people, the grassroots, and South Carolina is going to play such a pivotal role in the next three weeks. South Carolina's role historically has been choosing presidents, and South Carolina this year is going to ensure that the next Republican nominee and the next president of the United States is a true and proven conservative.
Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story.
I'm not unopposed, there's still a bunch of people in this race, we're going to stay focused on making the case to the American people that we can't have another 'campaign conservative.'.
We're flying to New Hampshire and we're gonna work every day to win the votes of the men and women of New Hampshire.
There's an old line: 'There's two ways to run: scared and unopposed,' i'm not unopposed, there's still a bunch of people in this race. So from our end, we're flying to New Hampshire and we're gonna work every day to win the votes of the men and women of New Hampshire.
We're going to stay focused on making the case to the American people that we can't have another 'campaign conservative,'.
We've seen these in the Republican primary over and over again -- people who talk a good game, people who say they'll defend conservative principles, then they get elected and then they don't do it.
I recognize that folks may want to talk about the third place finish. And that's fine, you can talk about that, I'm focused on our victory tonight.
It is breathtaking to see what happens when so many Americans stand up and decide they're fed up with what happens in Washington and they want something different. They want a leader they can trust, they want a leader that stands for them against the corruption of Washington.
Tonight is a victory.
Iowa has sent notice.
I like Chris Christie. I like Jeb Bush. I like those guys.
We’re not finding Donald Trump’s troops on the ground. They don’t have an organization that is perceptible.
No, we don't view any state as a must-win, we are positioned to do very well.
Join us, commit tomorrow night to come out and caucus for us. Stand up and speak for us. If we stand together, we will win.
We're running a national campaign.
I am not the candidate of career politicians in Washington.
The central question in this primary is trust, we are tired of being burned.
Donald did not want his record challenged, it's the same reason actually that Donald engages in insults, because he can't defend his substantive record.
A vote for Marco is a vote for amnesty, and I'll tell you this: If we nominate a candidate who supports amnesty, a candidate who has the same position on amnesty as Hillary Clinton, we will lose.
We keep having politicians who sound great on the trail and they don't do what they say.
I will apologize to no one for using every tool we can to encourage Iowa voters to come out and vote.
This is your time, this is the time for the men and women of Iowa to make a decision. We are inches away.
We are talking about serious offenses for which the Obama Justice Department threw the book at General (David) Petraeus, and justice needs to be enforced fairly and impartially.
I like Marco, he’s very charming, he’s very smooth.
Anyone who is able to win in the Republican Party has to be able to bring together the disparate elements of the Reagan coalition, you've got to be able to bring together conservatives and evangelicals and libertarians, and stitch together a winning majority.
I like Marco Rubio, Marco Rubio’s very charming, Marco Rubio’s very smooth.
It's totally unpredictable. Anybody that says he can shoot somebody and still get elected, that's beyond any framework of politics that I've ever seen.
Today, roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home. Imagine instead millions of people of faith all across America coming out to the polls and voting our values.
If I am elected president I will direct the U.S. Department of Education that Common Core ends today and I will fight to abolish the federal Department of Education.
How do we win elections ? In the contrast between corrupt Washington and the American people.
If Donald Trump is afraid to defend Donald Trump record, it speaks volumes.
If Donald is afraid of Megyn Kelly, I would like to invite him on your show to participate in a one-on-one debate between me and Donald, mano-a-mano.
We are standing on the promises of Second Corinthians, 7:14, two Corinthians!
Even right now today, Mr. Trump support amnesty.
Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic, and he supports using government power to seize private people's homes, to give them to giant corporations to say hypothetically build a casino, now he's entitled to have that view.
I'm going to leave tone to the judges of tone.
That's not where Sen. Cruz is coming from.
We're spending a lot of time in small rural counties where men and women from Iowa can look you in the eye, can take the measure of the candidate. Are you telling the truth or are you blowing smoke? Who are you? That's the way campaigning should work in Iowa.
He gave $100,000 dollars to the Clinton Foundation, he's actively supported Hillary Clinton as a political candidate. He's supported Chuck Schumer. He's supported Andrew Cuomo. He's supported Rahm Emanuel. So they know he will cut a deal.
Each day, he's engaging in more and more personal attacks.
We are proud to have Texas leading the charge in defending the rule of law.
Right now, the Washington establishment is abandoning Marco Rubio. They've made the assessment that Marco can't win this race, and the Washington establishment is rushing over to support Donald Trump, let me encourage other members of the establishment: Keep supporting Donald Trump, because every time you do it, what it is doing is telling conservatives all over the country where you stand and who stands with you.
Seven months ago, he said he was the establishment, well, that hasn't changed.
Sadly, the Democrats continue to put party loyalty above all else. I would note Bernie Sanders chose not to attend.
No, I don't intend to send jackboots to knock on your door and every door in America, that's not how we enforce the law for any crime.
Every Republican says now they oppose amnesty, kind of funny how that works, well we had an epic drag down fight with Barack Obama and Chuck Schumer proposing a massive amnesty plan, whole bunch of establishment Republicans, including Marco Rubio side by side proposing amnesty. Millions of Americans rose up against it.
The New Hampshire way is to go to the diners, to the VFW halls, to go to the house parties in people's living rooms and take the hard questions, nobody's going to win the state of New Hampshire from the TV studio in New York or Washington D.C.
There are many people that are observing this race nationally is coming more and more down to a two-man race between me and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump has said he thinks eminent domain is fantastic.
Radical Islamic terrorism was not invented 24 months ago.
I disagree with Donald, we need a leader who is prepared to do what is ever needed to keep this country safe, and that typically doesn't include spending your time on Twitter.
Ronald Reagan did not spend the first 60 years of his life supporting Democratic politicians, advocating for big government.
I'm pretty sure that Ronald Reagan didn't write a huge check to Rahm Emanuel in December 2010 -- after, by the way, the big Tea Party wave.
Our friends in the media, it seems like they lit their hair on fire. They were very confused: 'Well, what are these New York values of which you speak?' in the rest of America, people know exactly what that means.
We will build a wall, and I've got somebody in mind to build it.
If when the battle is being fought and you don't stand up and show up to fight, then your credibility when you're a presidential candidate when you say, 'Gosh, I really care about amnesty,' becomes a little suspect.
We released seven terrorists who had helped Iran with their nuclear program, and we agreed not to prosecute another 14 terrorists for doing the same thing. That's 21 terrorists helping Iran develop nuclear weapons that they intend to use to try to murder us.
In most prior elections, Iowa and New Hampshire split. They go for different candidates, south Carolina historically has had the role of picking presidents.
Any candidate on that stage, no matter how much you like them when they're campaigning, if they haven't stood and fought.
I'm going to start spending money for two reasons. Number one, I feel guilty because I'm $35 million under budget, number two, I don't want to take a chance.
If you’re really a conservative, you’re really a Constitutionalist, you should n’t have to tell anybody, because you will bear the scars. You will have been in the foxholes, in the fight. You would have been standing for your principles. And it will be evident for everyone to see.
You should n’t have to tell anybody, because you will bear the scars. You will have been in the foxholes, in the fight. You would have been standing for your principles. And it will be evident for everyone to see.
If someone tells you they're tea party, you can't be tea party and at the same time have supported TARP, you can't be tea party and at the same time have supported Barack Obama's stimulus. You cant be tea party and at the same time support the ethanol mandate because it's good politics in Iowa and support the sugar subsidies because it's good politics in Florida.
When someone announces as a Republican candidate for president, suddenly they agree with the values of everyone in this room, if they haven't been willing to stand and lead, you can know to an absolute fact they wouldn't do so as president either.
Anybody who was AWOL from the battle on the Gang of Eight has no standing as a candidate now to say they will enforce the border.
I think in terms of a commander-in-chief, we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed to tweet in a frantic response to the latest polls, i think the American people are looking for a commander-in-chief who is stable and steady and a calm hand to keep this country safe.
I would note that Donald's record does not match what he says as a candidate, i think in terms of a commander in chief, we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed to tweet in a frantic response to the latest polls.
Everybody understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal and pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage, and focus on money and the media.
We don't know the details of the deal that is bringing them home, and it may well be there are some very problematic aspects to this deal, but at least this morning, I am giving thanks that Pastor Saeed is coming home. It is far later than it should have been, but we will be glad to welcome him home with open arms.
I imagine it pulled him out of bed this morning and send him tweeting and tweeting and tweeting, i think in terms of a commander in chief, we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed to tweet in a frantic response to the latest polls.
Donald Trump tweeted, referring to a lawsuit filed by a Houston man challenging the eligibility of Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, to be president. Then Donald Trump slammed Ted Cruz on not disclosing a Goldman Sachs loan, writing.
I would note that Donald's record does not match what he says as a candidate.
Given the fact that for much of his life, Donald was financially supporting those politicians -- writing checks to Hillary Clinton, writing checks to Andrew Cuomo -- it is a fair inference that he supports their policies.
To be honest, I don't know what Donald's position is.
The facts and the law here are really quite clear, but Donald.
Who actually has stood up on Washington? in 2013, when millions of Americans rose up against the disaster that was Obamacare and is Obamacare, I was proud to stand and lead that fight. You look at the other men and women standing on that debate stage, the natural question is: Where were they?
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have all demanded an apology, and I'm happy to apologize, i apologize to the millions of New Yorkers who have been let down by the liberal politicians in that state.
Back in September, my friend Donald said he had his lawyers look at this in every which way, there was nothing to this birther issue.
I appreciate you dumping your oppo research folder on the debate stage.
Back in September, my friend Donald said that he had his lawyers look at this from every which way and there was nothing to do this, since September, the Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers have.
I think most people know exactly what New York values are: socially liberal, pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion, focused on money and the media.
The Constitution hasn’t changed, but the poll numbers changed.
The president tried to paint a rosy picture of jobs.
I endorsed Obama over Hillary in 2008 and haven't endorsed anyone for 2016. Cruz is just making things up. Truth seems to be beyond his reach. Very sad.
The rest of the country knows what New York values are.
I will say, it is more than a little strange to see Donald relying on as authoritative a liberal, left wing, judicial activist Harvard Law professor who is a huge Hillary supporter.
You know it's interesting, this issue did not seem to concern Donald until a little over a week ago when suddenly he was trailing in the polls in Iowa.
And I understand, Mr. Trump and other candidates in the race being disturbed that candidates are coming together and when they're disturbed they try to raise whatever attacks that can.
These loans have been disclosed over and over and over again, it is an inadvertent filing question. The facts of the underlying matter have been disclosed for many, many years.
The fact that that happened in the first place is a direct consequence of the weakness of the Obama-Clinton foreign policy.
I will say it is more than a little strange to see Donald relying on as authoritative a liberal, left wing, judicial activist Harvard Law professor who is a huge Hillary supporter, it starts to make you think, gosh, why are Hillary's strongest supporters backing Donald Trump?
Three weeks ago, John McCain was attacking Donald Trump.
Take care, thank you, god bless.
I thank God some well-meaning liberal didn't come put his arm around my dad as a teenage immigrant.
I feel confident that I'm never going to have a plane with my name on it, how do you run a grassroots campaign? It's very time intensive. It's labor intensive. You don't do it sitting back in the easy chair. You don't do it from a TV studio in Manhattan.
I commend the law enforcement for apprehending these two individuals, but their apprehensions raise the immediate question: Who else is there? What are they planning next?
You know, we have a Supreme Court right now that is an activist, fundamentally illegitimate court.
A handful of judges rewrote Obamacare.
Violating the laws has consequences, and one of the problems with our broken immigration system is that it is creating human tragedies.
Any rational person responds to a change in circumstances. What's changed? We've seen a whole number of employers abusing the program, no. 1, bringing in people who are not high-skilled, bringing in medium- and low-skilled (information technology) workers and then firing American workers and, adding insult to injury, forcing the American workers to train their foreign replacements.
The only way I've ever run is as an underdog, we're working hard to earn the votes of every man and woman here in Iowa.
Look, he's targeting private consensual gun sales between law-abiding citizens and this is what Obama gets wrong over and over again ... he can't distinguish between what good guys and bad guys.
He's not telling the truth.
It is actually quite accurate. This is the most anti-gun president we've ever seen.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who said, 'if I could go to Mr. America, Ms. America, and say, hand over your guns, I want all of your guns, I would do it.' I believe Dianne when she said that. And you know what? Barack Obama is in exactly the same boat.
Hillary Clinton, for example, has said she will put Supreme Court justices on the court who will overturn Heller.
There were 54,000 felons and fugitives who tried to illegally buy a firearm. Do you know how many of those the Obama administration prosecuted? Forty-four. Forty-four out of 54,000 were prosecuted.
We're working hard to earn the votes of every man and woman here in Iowa.
The lobbyists are trying the best they can to snooker the people of Iowa, i don't want Iowa dependent on Washington. I don't think Iowa farmer want to be dependent on Washington.
I recognize that there was an attack press release that was put out by a bunch of lobbyists and Democrats attacking me, and I know this is a shocking position for you that a group of lobbyists and Democrats who me say something that is not true.
I got ahead of it on being born in the Canal Zone when I was running in 2008, i said, 'Look, there is a precedent set: Barry Goldwater ran for president; was born in Arizona when it was a territory.' The Panama Canal was a territory of the United States of America.
To be honest -- and I like him a lot and I don't like the issue. I don't even like bringing it up.
Look, as a legal matter, the question is straight-forward in law that the child of a U.S. citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen, people will continue to make political noise about it but as a legal matter it is straight-forward. I would note that it has occurred many times in history.
I don't want this bill to be voted down and I hope the stakeholders who want this bill to be passed will be interested in amendments to craft a bill that will pass, and I look forward to working with the committee members in that process.
I intend to vote no on this amendment, and the reason is I think legal immigration is a fundamental pillar of our country, and I think, as a nation, we need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome, but that celebrates legal immigrants around this table.
I don't believe that's a good idea, it's important to understand on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was leading the fight along with Jeff Sessions to defeat this bill, the Gang of Eight bill. As a result, I was introducing a whole series of amendments, in part, to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the Democrats.
High- skilled immigrants whether temporary or permanent are, I believe, the data demonstrates pro-growth, they generate jobs. They generate economic productivity.
I think it's unfortunate that my friend from Illinois would cast aspersions in terms of my motivations in what I'm saying, this is an issue that is near and dear to many of us in this committee -- and it's near and dear and personal to a great many of us.
I think we need to remain a nation that welcomes and embraces legal immigrants and in both regards my amendments go further to improving legal -- legal immigration than does the Gang of Eight.
It's important to understand on the Senate Judiciary Committee, I was leading the fight along with Jeff Sessions to defeat this bill, the Gang of Eight bill. As a result, I was introducing a whole series of amendments, in part, to demonstrate the hypocrisy of the Democrats.
We're actually trying to be helpful.
I think I'm going to let my response stick with that tweet, because the best way to respond to this kind of attack is to laugh it off.
There is a very good possibility that the Republican primary will be decided by the end of March.
Would you say it's like a top-three priority for you -- fighting gay marriage?
I don't think it's surprising that he's attacking me and that other candidates in the field are attacking me. Right now, we're winning.
What we're seeing in New Hampshire and what we're seeing in Iowa is really a microcosm of what we're seeing nationwide.
I have to admit yesterday when I saw that cartoon -- not much ticks me off -- but making fun of my girls, that'll do it, all of us learned in kindergarten -- don't hit little girls. It's not complicated. Don't make fun of a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old girl.
Instead of adjusting monetary policy according to whims and getting it wrong over and over again and causing booms and busts, what the Fed should be doing is, number one, keeping our money tied to a stable level of gold.
Marco is a very, very talented leader. He's a friend of mine, he's charming, he's an incredible communicator.
It is not surprising that other candidates are throwing rocks at us.
I'm going to let Marco defend his own voting record. I can tell you that I flew back to Washington, D.C. today to vote against this omnibus.
I'll tell you, the enthusiasm that we are seeing all across the country is really breathtaking.
Was Woodrow Wilson an unabashed racist? Yes. Should we talk about that, should we condemn it? Yes, but we shouldn't be involved in this bizarre process of erasing our history because it offends our ears. This is something the media pushes, but I think the American people are fed up with it. There is a reservoir of common sense that recognizes this is dumb.
You see at universities, these essentially pampered teenagers, many of them from very wealthy homes, who complain that they don't want to hear anything that they disagree with, that it is a 'micro-aggression.' And it is the most bizarre and anti-academic notion you can have.
We don't have a right not to be offended. We have a moral obligation to speak the truth and confront evil.
I am not a fan of Woodrow Wilson. He did a lot of damage to this country. And it's more than ironic that the protestors are going after leftist big government liberals.
Securing our borders and stopping illegal immigration is a matter of national security. That's why I fought so hard to defeat President Obama and the Republican establishment's Gang of 8 amnesty plan, their misguided plan would have given Obama the authority to admit Syrian refugees, including ISIS terrorists. That's just wrong.
We made the identical promises to the men and women who elected us. But when 2013 came along, Senator Rubio and I made very different choices, those decisions have consequences.
I oppose amnesty. I oppose citizenship. I oppose legalization for illegal aliens, i always have, and I always will, and I challenge every other Republican candidate to say the same thing or, if not, then to stop making silly assertions that their records and my records on immigration are the same.
For the first time in five debates, Senator Rubio publicly admitted not only did he support Obama and Schumer's amnesty but he still supports amnesty and citizenship today.
Last night was the first time he admitted it, that's an important moment of candor.
My stance on immigration has been consistent.
( Bashar al -) Assad is a bad man. Gadhafi was a bad man. Hosni Mubarak had a terrible human rights record. But they were assisting us -- at least Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak -- in fighting radical Islamic terrorists, if we topple Assad, the result will be ISIS will take over Syria, and it will worsen U.S. national security interests.
We may see a few shots coming our direction, and I suppose in a sense that's a backhanded compliment.
He was fighting to grant amnesty and not to secure the border. I was fighting to secure the border.
Marco knows what he is saying is not true.
Barack Obama is a bad president because he is an unmitigated socialist who won't stand up and defend the United States of America.
Who is prepared to be a commander-in-chief? Who understands the threats we face? Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button, now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for voters.
I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba, not a lot come out.
My approach, much to the frustration of media, is to bear hug both of them and smother them with love, i believe that gravity will bring both of those candidates down. I think the lion share of their supporters will come to us.
You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it's given a seriousness to this race, people are looking for who is prepared to be a commander in chief. Who understands the threats we face. 'Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button?' Now that's a question of strength, but it's also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them.
Thank you, friends, for everything you're doing. Thank you Phil Burress, the sleeping giant is stirring.
We are at a time of war.
I do not agree with his proposals. I do not think it is the right solution, the right solution I believe is the legislation that I have introduced.
The reason's not complicated, when Donald arrives at an event, he brings an army of TV cameras. And Donald's being there...means the mainstream media will cover the event.
There is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a phenomenal negotiator with China, and, if you look at TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), I have come out against TPP, it is an incredibly long and complicated mess of a bill, there is no doubt that Donald Trump would be a tremendously effective negotiator to help open up foreign markets.
Oh listen, I like and respect Donald Trump, i continue to like and respect Donald Trump. While other candidates in this race have gone out of their way to throw rocks at him, to insult him, I have consistently declined to do so and I have no intention of changing that now.
I do not think it is the right solution. The right solution I believe is the legislation that I've introduced.
I do not agree with his proposals. I do not think it is the right solution, the right solution I believe is the legislation that I've introduced.
I recognize that a great many folks in the media would prefer that anybody running for president engage as an ongoing theater critic criticizing the proposals of others, i do not believe the world needs my voice added to that chorus of critics.
That makes no sense whatsoever, the FBI should have secured that location and should be scouring it for evidence.
It is very concerning that the Obama administration has failed to adequately secure the residence where hundreds of bombs where they planned this terror attack. It appears a search warrant was executed and then law enforcement left and media are now walking freely in a crime scene.
I don't think we can be credible until we're willing to take on corporate welfare.
Senator Rubio emphatically supported Hillary Clinton in toppling (Muammar) Qaddafi in Libya. I think that made no sense, the terrorist attack that occurred in Benghazi was a direct result of that massive foreign policy blunder.
You don't have to go into it.
Last I checked, we don't have a rubber shortage in America, when I was in college, we had a machine in the bathroom, you put .50 cents in and voila!
As I noted, Heidi and I, we have two little girls. I'm very glad we don't have 17, and it's a great example when the war on women came up, Republicans would curl up in a ball, they'd say, 'Don't hurt me.' Jiminy Cricket!
Imagine for a second you're Hillary Clinton, you're trying to think, 'How do I run?' Well you can't run on the economy because we have the lowest percentage of Americans working any year since 1977. You can't run on Obamacare because millions of people have lost their jobs, lost their health care, lost their doctors, seen their premiums skyrocket. You certainly can't run on foreign policy because every country you touched as secretary of state is a disaster.
So what do you do? You go, 'Ah, ha! Condom police. I'm gonna make up a completely made up threat and try to scare a bunch of folks into thinking someone's going to steal their birth control,' what nonsense.
So what do they do, they try to shift it. The war on women wasn't that, it was contraceptives. Now listen, I have been a conservative my entire life. I have never met anybody, any conservative who wants to ban contraceptives.
So yes, anyone who wants contraceptives can access them, but it's an utterly made-up nonsense issue.
When others attack me I don't respond in kind, my response is typically not only not to respond but a lot of times to heap praises on the other folks. Now scripture gives us some guidance to that and they say when you pay unkindness with kindness that it's like heaping coals on their heads.
I'm immensely grateful to Donald Trump, because he's helped frame the central issue of this primary as, 'Who will stand up to Washington?' Well, if that's the central issue, the natural follow-up question is, OK, ' Who has stood up to Washington?' And who's stood up, not just to Democrats but to leaders in their own party, and that there is an enormous difference, if the central question of this primary is who will stand up to Washington and who has stood up to Washington, we win.
Let me be very clear: I don't believe Donald Trump is gonna be the nominee, I don't believe he's gonna be our president. And I actually think the men and women in this room have something powerful to say about it. One of the reasons I love the state of Iowa, because in Iowa, y'all take politics seriously.
I would call it a murder, and we'll see what the facts are, it was a multiple murder of what appears to be a deranged individual.
I want to reiterate the fact that I'm not a senator, in case anyone was worried about that, i would never run for the legislative branch.
Well, listen, I'm a big fan of Donald Trump, but I'm not a big fan of government registries of American citizens.
It is an example of the Washington cartel, it's making politicians fat and happy, but it's picking a handful of favorite corporate winners and making the American people, the taxpayers and the consumers, the losers.
That's a little bit different from the reception I get in Washington.
I would encourage you, Mr. President, if you want to insult me, come back and insult me to my face, let's have a debate on Syrian refugees right now.
It is utterly un-befitting of a President to be engaging in those kinds of personal insults, attacks.
There is no doubt we would need to vet anyone coming in, but there is no indication that we have Muslims pretending to be Christians in the coming refugee wave, if that develops to be a problem, then our first obligation should be protecting our national security.
I was one of the very first to stake out this position. Now we're seeing more and more come over and agree with me, and I think you're going to see more and more governors who say, 'I want to protect the citizens of my states and it doesn't make any sense for us to bring potential terrorists into this country'.
It's not surprising that President Obama is attacking me personally, i'll tell you what is shameful is that we have a President that after 7 years still refuses to utter the words radical Islamic terrorism.
I think it says something that speaking at a college campus, on the entire campus, only two protesters come out and yell, i'll take those numbers any day.
I've been blessed to have had the opportunity to stand and defend religious liberty over and over and over again.
It is a different situation with the Middle Eastern Christians.
There are some politicians who like to support boots on the ground in every conflict across the globe in an effort to lean forward and show how tough they are, i don't think this is a game of 'Risk.' I don't think it should be politicians moving armies about. I think it should be driven by the national security imperatives and the military needs on the ground.
Right now as we speak, it is persecuting Christians. It is persecuting Jews. It's even persecuting fellow Muslims, we ask for unity for the people of America, and we ask finally, that you bless this gathering in celebration of the liberty to worship you with all of our hearts, minds and souls.
It protects Christians, it protects Jews, it protects Muslims, it protects anyone who is engaged in peaceful exercise of their faith, that being said, though, the Obama administration has demonstrated a particular antipathy for Christians.
Yesterday, Marco had a fairly remarkable comment in that he suggested that my record was exactly like his on immigration and I have to admit, I laughed out loud at that.
If our elections began in large states, if they began in large states like California or New York or my home state of Texas, they would all be decided by slick Hollywood TV ads, it would just be whoever spends the most money.
I have been very, very concerned at the growing abuse of the program, that's not what the H-1B program was designed to do.
I like Marco. I respect him, i think he's charming and talented and charismatic. We've had some policy disagreements, but that's part and parcel of politics.
It is not complicated that on the seminal fight over amnesty in Congress, the Gang of Eight bill -- that was the brain child of Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama, would have granted amnesty to 12 million people here illegally -- that I stood with the American people and led the fight to defeat it in the United States Congress.
There's nothing compassionate about exonerating the lawlessness and inviting millions of people to come illegal to this country.
She has a lot of experience, but her policies have been disastrous.
There are some politicians who like to support boots on the ground in every conflict across the globe in an effort to lean forward and show how tough they are.
Toby is a close friend and someone I admire and respect greatly.
I think they're going to slug it out for a while, once it gets down to a head-to-head contest, I think the conservative wins.
There are a lot of political observers that are saying that and I think that's certainly a plausible outcome.
The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media, this is not a cage match.
I did think it was fitting the debate occurred the week of Halloween because the moderators were doing everything they could to ask every candidate 'Are you more of ghoul or a goblin?'.
This is not a cage match, and you look at the questions: 'Donald Trump are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson can you do math? John Kasich will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio why don't you resign? Jeb Bush why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?
The contrast with the Democratic debate where every fawning questions from the media was which of you was more handsome and wise, let me be clear, the men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense than every participant in the Democratic debate.
I have great respect for George W Bush, and was proud to work on his 2000 campaign and in his administration, it's no surprise that President Bush is supporting his brother and attacking the candidates he believes pose a threat to his campaign. I have no intention of reciprocating. I met my wife Heidi working on his campaign, and so I will always be grateful to him.
The attacks Rand Paul directed at me are not terribly surprising.
And if the ayatollah doesn't understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins.
The position of Republican leadership boils down to this: They will support 100% of the priorities of Democrats, today, the leader in the Senate is Harry Reid because Republican leadership has said nothing will pass without Harry Reid's support. Today, the leader is the House is Nancy Pelosi.
We should not be content with simple show votes, which is Republican leadership's favorite strategy. my focus is on urging leadership to actually lead.
We have an out of control Court, if I'm elected president, every every single Supreme Court justice will faithfully follow the law and will not act like philosopher-kings.
If I'm elected president, every every single Supreme Court justice will faithfully follow the law and will not act like philosopher-kings.
Obama is committed to his principles, we need to stop surrendering and start standing up for our principles.
The right answer is not the Washington solution of a meaningless show vote, the solution that makes sense is we should not be spending taxpayer funds to fund an ongoing criminal enterprise.
The administration has not submitted the deal.
Donald is a friend of mine, and anytime that Donald shows up at an event, he brings with him hundreds of television cameras -- and suddenly the mainstream media will cover the rally.
The reason's not complicated, number one: I like Donald. He's a friend of mine. But when Donald arrives at an event, he brings an army of TV reporters. He brings an army of cameras that show up. And Donald's being there -- he very graciously accepted -- means the mainstream media will cover the event.
I have been effusively praising Chuck Schumer; something I don't do often but in this instance he's doing the right thing and it is my hope and prayer that in the coming weeks we see more and more Democrats who make the decision to put the national security of the United States of America, to put standing with our friend and ally the nation of Israel, and to put the safety and security of millions of Americans above partisan loyalty to the Obama White House.
A lot of kids wear Superman pajamas to bed. Well, Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas. And Chuck Norris wears Jim DeMint pajamas.
That is who Jim DeMint is. He is fearless. And at a time when our liberties are under assault each and every day, we need fearless, principled conservative leaders.
Jim is one of a kind.
First Donald Trump antagonized the Republican establishment with his proposals on immigration. Then he irritated some with his stands on trade and Social Security. Now Trump is preparing a tax proposal that will again set him far apart from the party’s powers-that-be. The problem for the establishment is that Trump’s positions on all three issues are more in line with the majority of American voters than the establishment’s preferred policies.
I miss that moose chili you cooked up for me in Alaska, i hope to get some of that soon.
I think we need to stop this politically correct nonsense. We need to speak candidly about the problems facing this country.
This is not a soap opera of personalities, i'm not interested in playing that game.
He ran a historic election -- built an army across the state of conservatives committed to changing the direction of this country.
We now know that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to say things that he knows are false.
I have a lot of skills, but predicting Donald Trump is not one of them.
I call upon the United States Congress right now, today, to stand up and lead to defund Planned Parenthood.
I do not believe speaking the truth is anything other than in the very best tradition of the United States Senate, those were extraordinary steps designed to force a vote to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and they were directly contrary to the promises the Majority Leader made to 53 Republicans and to the press.
If this deal goes through, it will transform the Obama administration into the world's leading financier of radical Islamic terrorism.
If national polls are going to be used to exclude some candidates -- which is questionable on its face -- then they ought to at least be polls with some indicia of reliability.
I am willing to use any and all procedural tools to stop this corporate welfare, this corruption, from being propagated.
I am proud to stand with Donald Trump.
With one week to go in our first fund-raising quarter, we set a goal that we wanted to raise $1 million in a week. Now, I thought that was a pretty audacious goal, well, I'm sorry to tell you we failed in that goal. We didn't raise a million dollars in a week. We raised a million dollars in one day.
Between the campaign fund-raising and the super PAC fund-raising, we have over $40 million cash in the bank, we have not seen a true grass-roots movement conservative with serious fund-raising ability since 1980.
I like Donald Trump. I think he's terrific, I think he's brash, I think he speaks the truth.
I understood that my recounting in my book A Time for Truth the threats he made in the 2009 Texas Attorney General race—and the disparaging remarks he made about President George H.W. Bush—would cause him some discomfort, but I never imagined that his response would be a straight-out falsehood. It's disappointing; this is why people are so cynical about politics, because too many people are willing to lie.
Yesterday, Supreme Court Justices re-wrote ObamaCare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today Supreme Court doubled down with a 5-4 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage but the very foundations of our representative form of government.
This issue deserves presidential leadership, that's what's missing, and if I'm elected president, that's what I hope to provide.
I understand the passions that this debate evokes on both sides, both those who see a history of racial oppression and a history of slavery, which is the original sin of our nation, and we fought a bloody civil war to expunge that sin.
That report was due by law on February 25, the Obama State Department simply ignored the law. They refused to produce the report. Months have gone by and they continue to refuse to produce the report.
The satellite data demonstrate that there has been no significant warming whatsoever for 17 years.
I'm surprised about the half that came away impressed.
Knowing what we know now, of course we wouldn't go into Iraq.
Imagine you had traveled thousands of miles in the blazing sun. You're swimming across the Rio Grande and the first thing you see is 90,000 IRS agents. You'd turn around and go home too.
The USA FREEDOM Act ends the NSA's unfettered data collection program once and for all, while at the same time preserving the government's ability to obtain information to track down terrorists when it has sufficient justification and support for doing so.
I think Republicans are and should be the party of the 47%.
It speaks volumes that The New York Times considers it newsworthy that a Republican who believes marriage is between a man and a woman would meet with people who hold a different view.
We're not always going to agree on everything, and I'm not going to change my fundamental values.
That’s a lot of Chipotle.
I haven’t faced that circumstance, i have not had a loved one have a gay wedding.
If only the terrorists attacked a golf course.
Throughout his years of public service, Gov. Bush has been a champion for excellence in education and so many other issues of vital importance to our university community.
Hillary Clinton represents the failed policies of the past, we know that a Hillary Clinton administration would be no different.
We know that a Hillary Clinton administration would be no different.
Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mom without my father in the household, this is our fight, and that is why I’m running for president.
This is the worst negotiation ever in the history of mankind.
God's blessing has been on America from the very beginning of this nation, and I believe God isn't done with America yet.
I believe our country is in crisis and I think it's incumbent on people of faith to stand up and defend our values.
We’re still looking at the exact details, but (the language of the deal) suggests it will dramatically undermine the interests of the U.S., this administration doesn't understand the people they are dealing with. They support death andsuicide.
There are a lot of people here in Iowa and across the country whose hearts are breaking watching what has happened in the last two weeks, we have seen a grossly unfair vilification of religious liberty.
Teasing the media machine that’s been following his every move, Gov. Scott Walker said he would have a major announcement Wednesday morning. Then he pulled an April Fool's joke. Itstarted with this tweetat 9 a.m. Then at 10 a.m., hetweeted this.
I salute both the legislature in Indiana and the legislature in Arkansas for passing strong bills protecting religious liberty.
It created thousands of jobs and helped when we needed it, it's hard to drive any place in Nevada without seeing renewable energy projects. That's really good, I had something to do with that.
He had not been leading on issues of any significance, in my time in the Senate, you can accuse me of being a lot of things, but a back-bencher is not one of them.
I was not a community organizer before I was elected to the Senate, i spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
I spent five and a half years as the solicitor-general of Texas, the chief lawyer for the state of Texas in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Well, it is written in the law that members will be on the exchanges without subsidies just like millions of Americans.
I believe we should follow the text of every law, even (a) law I disagree with, it's one of the real differences -- if you look at President Obama and the lawlessness, if he disagrees with a law he simply refuses to follow it or claims the authority to unilaterally change.
What is problematic about Obamacare is that it is killing millions of jobs in this country and has killed millions of jobs, it has forced millions of people into part time work. It has caused millions of people to lose their insurance, to lose their doctors and to face skyrocketing insurance premiums. That is unacceptable.
We'll be getting new health insurance and we'll presumably do it through my job with the Senate, and so we'll be on the federal exchange with millions of others on the federal exchange.
I strongly oppose the exemption that President Obama illegally put in place for members of Congress because (Senate Minority Leader) Harry Reid and the Senate Democrats didn't want to be under the same rules as the American people.
The facts are clear, it's been federal law for over two centuries that the child of an American citizen born abroad is a citizen by birth, a natural born citizen.
Instead of a government that seizes your emails and your cell phones, imagine a federal government that protected the privacy rights of every American.
From the dawn of this country, at every stage, America has enjoyed God's providential blessing, over and over again, when we faced impossible odds, the American people rose to the challenge. You know, compared to that, repealing Obamacare and abolishing the IRS ain't all that tough.
Were it not for the transformative love of Jesus Christ, I would have been raised by a single mother.
Today, I am announcing that I am running for president of United States, united States is a time for truth. United States is a time for liberty. It is a time to reclaim the Constitution of United States.
I want to ask each of you to imagine, imagine millions of courageous conservatives across America rising up together to say in unison, we demand our liberty.
It's a time for truth, a time to rise to the challenge just as Americans have always done, it's going to take a new generation of courageous conservatives to help make America great again. And I'm ready to stand with you to lead the fight.
I'm running for President and I hope to earn your support!
This has blown up in the media.
This is manifesting itself right now in President Obama’s national field director helping run the campaign to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu in Israel in coordination with a nonprofit group that has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the American taxpayer.
The local press all covered the substance of what I said, the reactions of what happened, national press, it was all about the little girl and me terrifying her. You can literally read the story side by side as if they're covering Mars and Venus.
The world is on fire -- yes ! Your world is on fire, but you know what ? Your mommy's here and everyone's here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.
In the Senate race, I had $35 million in nasty attack ads against me, and you know what? It was their Constitutional right to do so.
I believe everyone here has a right to speak out on politics as effectively as possible.
I am looking at it very seriously.
If you win, that means Snowflake will finally get a backyard to pee in.
Right now, the system is crazy.
The answer is not to muzzle citizens. It is to empower citizens.
I support a good deal that stops Iran from getting a nuclear weapon today, tomorrow, 10 years from now, and forever.
The timing seems awfully coincidental that in the week when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came to Washington, spoke in Congress about the enormous threat of President Obama's misguided deal with Iran that is opening the door to Iran acquiring nuclear weapons and in the very week when Bob Menendez showed incredible courage to speak out and call out President Obama for the damage that his policy was doing to our national security that coincidence is troubling.
It raises a suggestion to other Democrats that if you dare part from the Obama White House that criminal prosecutions will be used potentially as a political weapon against you as well that's a serious concern.
Since December, the outcome has been baked into the cake, capitulation was the endpoint.
The District of Columbia is a complicated question because it's not a state, because Congress has authority over it, and that's something where frankly I'll listen to the arguments on both sides and assess them at the time.
Congress is obliged to use every constitutional check and balance we have to rein in President Obama's lawlessness, and that includes both our confirmation authority over nominees and the power of the purse.
What would be far better to see was the kind of courage that was demonstrated just a few weeks ago by President al-Sisi in Cairo, why don't we see the president of the United States demonstrating that same courage, just to speak the truth, about the face of evil we are facing right now?
I don't think it's too much to ask the president to stay in the current millennia.
That amnesty program has now been declared illegal by a federal court, so Senate Democrats should look very closely at this opinion and decide if they are willing to jeopardize national security, which is both reckless and irresponsible.
The Senate Democrats who are filibustering Department of Homeland Security funding should look hard at this ruling.
The Senate Democrats who are filibustering Department of Homeland Security funding should look hard at this ruling. At a time when we face grave national security threats, at home and abroad, it is the height of irresponsibility for the Democrats to block this funding in an extreme attempt to save Obama's amnesty, which a federal judge has just declared illegal.
I don’t believe right now we need American boots on the ground. And the reason is, we have boots on the ground already, with the Kurds.
What makes no sense whatsoever is the Obama administration is refusing to directly arm the Kurds, we need to arm the Kurds now, because they are our boots on the ground.
In my view, American boots on the ground should always be the last step, and we need to exercise other steps before that, we have the availability of overwhelming air power, and we have boots on the ground that are ready and eager to fight -- the Peshmerga -- and they lack sufficient tools and equipment to do so.
This issue is largely silliness stirred up by the media, nobody reasonably thinks Chris Christie is opposed to vaccinating kids other than a bunch of reporters who want to write headlines.
But on the question of whether kids should be vaccinated, the answer is obvious, and there's widespread agreement: of course they should. We vaccinate both our girls, and encourage all parents to do the same.
The district court's decision to allow this case to proceed is both unfortunate and wrong, and it profoundly undermines the rule of law.
There are a bunch of Democrats who have taken as their talking point that the Koch brothers are the nexus of all evil in the world, i admire Charles and David Koch.
This is the worst negotiation in the history of mankind.
The problem with Iran is Khomeini and the mullahs are radical Islamic nutcases.
The Castros are brutal dictators.
The facts are we’re facing now a divided America when it comes to the economy, it’s true that the top 1 percent are doing great under Barack Obama. Today, the top 1 percent earn a higher share of the national income than any year since 1928. The sad reality is that with big government, under the Obama administration, the rich and powerful in the Obama administration have gotten fat and happy. But working men and women across the country, we have the lowest labor force participation since 1978.
I speak to members of my own party in asking that you do not place purity ahead of unity.
We need to pass fundamental tax reform making our tax code simpler, flatter, fairer, and I’ll tell you, the single most important tax reform, we should abolish the IRS.
I think what Republicans want is someone who will stand up and lead, who will take on the great challenges of the day, who will make the case that the path we're on isn't working; that the Obama-economy is a disaster, that Obamacare is a trainwreck, that our constitutional rights are under assault and that we need to restore America's leadership in the world.
Every Republican candidate all across the country said we'll do everything humanly possible to stop President Obama's illegal amnesty. We're honoring those commitments.
We will learn soon enough if those statements are genuine and sincere.
I think it is critical that the Senate have the opportunity to have a clear up or down vote on finding President Obama's illegal executive amnesty, i am using every tool available to help bring about that vote.
Enough is enough, the time to solve this crisis is now.
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