The numbers just weren't there this evening.
We've accomplished, as a team, more than many members.
I think this creates further a credibility gap for the government, and it is certainly fortuitous this came out before final action is taken by Congress.
Now, members of Congress will vote on a final conference report knowing that the FBI has in fact been using these provisions to get library information, and Congress won't be making a decision based on erroneous information put out there earlier.
the current team, I don't think, will remain nor should it.
We've accomplished, as a team, more than many other members -- probably most other members of the Congress and Senate -- accomplish in an entire lifetime, and I appreciate that very much.
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[(96 K/5 sec. AIFF or WAV sound) ] I'm interested in the evidence, not in what the president wants us to believe, ... We have a president who says, 'I am a liar. I am a perjurer.' That puts him in a very weak position internationally.
The only reasonable interpretation of the facts...
I would not say that my mind is open, ... I believe the president has ... committed perjury, has committed obstruction of justice, and I think this matter ought to go to the Senate for trial.
What the president really needs is to, if he wants to help himself, is to bring witnesses in that disprove the allegations or come in himself and disprove them.
I think we are really beyond that, ... Many members were upset by his evasive and crafty answers to the 81 questions. If he had just come out and answered them 'yes' or 'no,' even those that simply relate to the constitutional duty of the president to uphold the law, that he would have helped himself. I think things have moved well beyond that now. He is facing an imminent vote for impeachment, only the second president in history to be facing that. I think they are desperate right now.
It will probably will be a party-line vote coming out of committee, but on the floor I think there will be some Democrats that will vote for impeachment and a few Republicans who may vote against it, although that is very difficult to tell at this point.
I believe he should resign rather than bring further discredit on the House of Representatives.
Sir, you seem to be objecting to the level of my memory.
That is true, I do object to the level of your memory, it's apparently pretty low.
It gives the government far too much power and also could subject legitimate gun sales to a rather heavy tax.
Could anyone look into the faces of (the founding fathers) and tell them it really doesn't matter that the president abused his power, lied to the American people, perjured himself and subverted the rule of law? Anyone who can answer yes to that question does not have the right to sit here today.
That could be considered an obstruction of justice.
We have a president who's told the world, 'I am a liar, I am a perjurer.' I think that places this president in a very weak position and our nation at risk abroad. I await the Starr report because I'm more interested in what the evidence of obstruction is and not simply what the president wants us to believe.
He is so afraid of answering questions directly that even when they asked him about his oath of office, whether he took this particular oath of office, he couldn't simply say 'yes.' He had to explain it in the third person.
We are witnessing nothing less than symptoms of a cancer on the American presidency. If we fail to remove it, it will expand to destroy the principles that matter most to all of us.
As Rome burned, Nero fiddled, ... ... The flames of hedonism, the flames of narcissism, the flames of self-centered morality are licking at the very foundations of our society, the family unit.
For all his self-serving lie-detector tests, now and whatever else his lawyer spins in his favor, it will not erase the fact he misled and misled badly the lawful conduct of a police investigation.
He has worked for each member to get elected, to be re-elected, and that is something members don't forget -- or forget at their own peril.