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01.16.19

‘No One Can Say He Isn’t Qualified’

'The Senate Should Quickly Confirm Him' SEN. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), Judiciary Committee Ranking Member: "He's obviously very smart. He was Attorney General before. No one can say he isn't qualified…. I was thinking last night, obviously Mr. Barr is qualified. He is bright. His is capable." (U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, 1/16/2019) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Judiciary Committee Chairman: "I think he has a reassuring presence, I think you saw today a guy who's comfortable… Continue Reading


01.15.19

‘Unwavering Commitment To The Rule Of Law’

William Barr Is 'Highly Respected And Admired' By Justice Department Alumni, Carries A 'Reputation For Integrity And High Ethical Standards' And Is 'Uniquely Qualified' To Be Attorney General Again Former AGs, DAGs, US Attorneys, And Justice Department Employees: Barr 'Remains Highly Respected And Admired By The Career Prosecutors, Investigators And Staff Of The Department He Oversaw' "We former officials and employees of various administrations and the Manhattan District Attorney's Offic… Continue Reading


01.15.19

There’s No There There

William Barr: 'Having Appointed And Supervised Three Special Counsels Myself While Attorney General … It Is Vitally Important That The Special Counsel Be Permitted To Finish His Work' WILLIAM BARR: "[My] memorandum did not address -or in any way question-the Special Counsel's core investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Indeed, I have known Bob Mueller personally and professionally for 30 years, and I have the utmost respect for him and the important work he is d… Continue Reading


01.15.19

William Barr’s ‘Impeccable Reputation’

Barr 'Is A Known Quantity, A Man Of The Highest Integrity And Character' Who Has Served At The Highest Levels Of The Justice Department SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC), Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman: "Having previously served as Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush, Mr. Barr is a known quantity, a man of the highest integrity and character, and has an impeccable reputation. He will provide a strong and steady hand to the fine men and women at the Department of Justice." (Sen. … Continue Reading


01.15.19

‘Commitment To The Public Interest, Above All Else’

Senate Democrats Praised William Barr As 'An Independent Voice' And Confirmed Him To High-Level Justice Department Positions 3 Different Times Biden And Leahy: Barr Has A 'Commitment To The Public Interest, Above All Else' And Would Be 'An Independent Voice For All Americans' "[Sen. Pat] Leahy [D-VT] said he believes that Barr, as attorney general, will be 'an independent voice for all Americans -- not just the President.'" ("Judiciary Panel Approves Barr For Attorney General," Los Angele… Continue Reading


01.08.19

Sen. Schumer’s Short Memory

The Democratic-Controlled Senate Kept Working During The 2013 Government Shutdown THE WASHINGTON POST: 'Democrats Pledge To Paralyze Senate As Shutdown Negotiation Tactic' (The Washington Post, 1/07/2018) THE HILL: 'Democrats Plan To Jam Up Senate Over Shutdown Fight' (The Hill, 1/07/2019) But The Senate Passed Legislation Unrelated To Government Funding During The 2013 Shutdown The federal government was shut down from October 1, 2013, until October 17, 2013. ("How We Got Here: A Sh… Continue Reading


01.08.19

Strengthening America’s Allies In The Middle East

'The Senate Is Moving Quickly To Assert Its Point-Of-View On U.S. Policy Regarding Syria And In The Broader Middle East' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[F]or years, America's vital interests in the Middle East have been jeopardized by regional chaos…. That's why the Senate is going to vote later today to take up pressing legislation that tackles all of this head-on. The bill at hand would reaffirm the United States' commitment to Israel's security and authorize militar… Continue Reading


12.20.18

Farm Bill Signing Means Stability For Farmers & New Opportunities With Hemp

'This Bill Is Critical To A Large Part Of America That Doesn't Necessarily Live In Cities And Towns, But Keeps This Country Fed' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "There's a reason this bill passed both Houses with overwhelming, bipartisan majorities. There's a reason this has been a big priority for Congress and the administration. Farming families deserve more stability. Once the president signs this Farm Bill into law, that is precisely what they will have." (Sen. McConnell, … Continue Reading


11.16.18

A Long List Of Accomplishments

'[T]he Coast Guard Legislation Was Just The Very Latest Installment In A Long List Of Bipartisan Successes Passed By This Senate' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[This week], we passed legislation to reauthorize the Coast Guard by an overwhelming bipartisan majority. The Senate took action to reaffirm the critical security, interdiction, and rescue missions that keep Americans safe, and to streamline duplicative regulations at the same time. The provision to clarify the regul… Continue Reading


10.25.18

‘Historic And Bipartisan’ Opioids Law Will ‘Save Lives’

President Trump Signed Into Law A Landmark Bill To Address The Opioids And Addiction Crisis In America PRESIDENT TRUMP: "Today, we are here … to sign landmark legislation to defeat the opioid epidemic…. Over the last year, we have mobilized the entire federal government to address this crisis…. My administration has also launched an unprecedented effort to target drug dealers, traffickers, and smugglers. We are shutting down online networks, cracking down on internationa… Continue Reading


10.12.18

‘The American Economy Is Humming’

In 'A Remarkable Rebound' From The Last Recession, 'The Benefits Of The Strong Economy Lifted The Fortunes Of More Americans' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "According to the latest Department of Labor report, unemployment in the United States of America has now fallen to 3.7 percent. That's our lowest unemployment rate since 1969…. [I]t is rising wages, more job opportunities, and new investment. And it's reaching kitchen tables and communities large and small all acr… Continue Reading


10.10.18

List Of Accomplishments Keeps Growing

Water Infrastructure, FAA Reauthorization, And Landmark Opioids Bill Are Latest Additions To The Accomplishments Of The 115th Congress SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "Earlier this year, the president challenged us to seriously address our nation's crumbling infrastructure. In Congress, we've wasted no time on working to tackle this challenge in a bipartisan way. Here are just a few highlights. The funding bill for fiscal year 2018 included a $21 billion increase in infrastruc… Continue Reading


10.04.18

Never Enough

Democrats Demanded Another FBI Investigation, Got Another FBI Investigation, And Now Say It Wasn't Enough SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "This is now the seventh time the FBI has thoroughly reviewed Judge Kavanaugh's background." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/04/2018) SEN. McCONNELL: "Our Democratic colleagues have made it abundantly clear they will never, ever be satisfied. Not ever." (Sen. McConnell, Remarks, 10/03/2018) SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "It will never be enoug… Continue Reading


10.03.18

Dems Embrace Avenatti Circus Allegations

Senate Democrats 'Including … The Democratic Leader Have Tried To Get Judge Kavanaugh To Withdraw From This Process Because Of These Uncorroborated And Sometimes Ridiculous Allegations' SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL (R-KY): "[T]his mudslide has been actively embraced, urged on, and capitalized upon by Democrats inside this chamber and organized far-left special interests outside it. It hasn't been about getting to the truth or giving anyone a fair hearing. It has seemingly be… Continue Reading


10.02.18

Julie Swetnick’s ‘Credibility Issues’

'NBC News Was Unable To Independently Corroborate Swetnick's Claims,' And 'There Are Things That She Told Us On Camera That Differ From Her Written Statement' While Swetnick's Ex-Boyfriend Says 'She's Not Credible At All' RICHARD VINNECCY, Swetnick's Ex-Boyfriend: "Never, never once [did] she mention that to me. We used to talk just about everything, and she never once mentioned that at all." (Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," 10/01/2018) 'Does [Julie Swetnick] Have Credibility Issues?' … Continue Reading


10.02.18

‘It Will Not Take A “Tremendous Amount Of Time”’

Democrats Repeatedly Said They Were Comfortable With An FBI Investigation That Would Not Take Long Dems: 'A Finite Period For An FBI Investigation,' 'No One Is Asking That It Take Longer Than A Week' SENS. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY) and DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA): "Now that it appears likely that the Judiciary Committee will hold its hearing on Thursday, September 27th, the FBI has almost a full week to do its work. It will not take a 'tremendous amount of time,' but it is necessary …" (Sen… Continue Reading


09.30.18

Julie Swetnick: ‘She’s Not Credible At All’

'The [Defamation] Suit Also Alleges Swetnick "Engaged In Unwelcome, Sexually Offensive Conduct" While At Webtrends And "Made False And Retaliatory Allegations That Other Co-Workers Had Engaged In Inappropriate Conduct Toward Her"' Julie Swetnick By The Numbers One Defamation Suit Filed Against Her Involving Sexual Harassment Allegations In Oregon One Restraining Order Filed Against Her By Her Ex-Boyfriend In Florida One Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Where She Was Represented By Debra Katz's… Continue Reading


09.30.18

Dr. Ford’s Lawyer: ‘We’re Going To Object, Mr. Chairman’

SEN. GRAHAM: '[Dr. Ford] Didn't Know That The Committee Was Willing To Go To California Again.' SEN. COTTON: 'They Pointed to Her Lawyers Who…Did Not Tell Her That The Staff Was Willing To Go To California' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "I'm shocked not one media outlet is reporting that during the hearing, [Dr. Ford] didn't know that the committee was willing to go to California again. If the shoe were on the other foot, the Republicans had done this, we would be destroyed. We would … Continue Reading


09.30.18

Search And Destroy By Any Means Necessary

Dems: 'Block Kavanaugh,' 'Time Is Critical If You Have Information And Do Not Want to See Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court' SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM (R-SC): "We're at a new standard here. You destroy man's life. You say he's unfit to judge you, because of the way you treated him. We're not going to play that game…My response to Senator Hirono is…you spoke truth. You said the goal was to delay this hearing to draw it out past the midterms, keep this seat open, have it replaced … Continue Reading


09.26.18

Professional Counsel De-Politicizes The Process

Former Biden Chief of Staff: The 'Best Way To Avoid Speech-Making, Repetition, Grandstanding Or Political Bickering Is To Have Expert Counsel Pose The Questions' SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA): "The majority members have followed the bipartisan recommendation to hire as staff counsel for the committee an experienced career sex-crimes prosecutor to question the witnesses at Thursday's hearing. The goal is to de-politicize the process and get to the truth, instead of… Continue Reading

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