Tom DeLay will stay as leader, ... Meet the Press.
Despair has been your lot for 60 years, ... but today we can say farewell with courage and with the knowledge that the fate of our fellow citizens has finally been discovered.
Even a bill designed to cut gas prices probably needed more time.
I think largely because of his effectiveness as a leader, [DeLay] became a target, ... We all believe that he'll return once this indictment is out of the way. That's what the rules call for.
What we do here is more important than who we are. We have an agenda to move forward here.
It's not easy to fill the gap left by Tom DeLay but all of our team is going to come together like we've never come together before.
It's not easy to fill the gap, ... I think, largely because of his effectiveness as a leader, he became a target.
We all believe that he (DeLay) will return once this indictment is out of the way, and be the leader again.
I don't see any wavering of the support for the leader. I think a lot of members think he's taking arrows for all of us.
It's no more difficult to file an ethics charge than it ever was.
I´m confident that a full examination of the facts in this case will clear Tom´s name and return him to his position as majority leader in the House.
We have an awful lot of work to do on both sides of the aisle.
our goal is to get that to a majority of the Republican members of Congress.
There's tremendous excitement out there on the part of Republicans in Congress about a leader who can do the kinds of things in Washington that you've already done with such success right here in Texas.
I'm not at all shy about reaching out to people on the outside, ... You don't do that only by looking at what resources are available to you in the building.
If you were in the leadership, how long would you want someone around telling you what to do?
I think we need to know a little more about what the world we're going to live in looks like.
Knowing what is going to happen next year is going to be helpful in coming to a conclusion this year.
I think [the problem was] it was a very political vote and there were lots of absences.
It's pretty easy to criticize leadership.
We have to have virtual 95 percent unanimity among Republicans -- and this is a big, broad-based party.
They're not used to pushing back when the other side suggests that the savings are deep cuts in social programs.
I think it is important to put these tax policies out there and do our best to make the truthful case that anything short of this would be a tax increase.