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We’ve collected the best Senator Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Maggie Hassan, Nina Turner, Eric Schneiderman, Tucker Carlson, Hillary Clinton. Use them as an inspiration.

I am disappointed that Senator Ayotte has voted repeatedly for deep cuts in Pell Grants that would make college more expensive for thousands of New Hampshire students and voted against allowing young people to refinance their student loans.
I stand up for what is right even if it puts me in a political conundrum. Supporting Senator Sanders was one of those moments when the status quo said ‘Uh uh, bad girl.’
In 1980, a young Senator Al Gore held the first Congressional hearings on global warming.
Senator McConnell is by all accounts a decent person. He’s pretty conservative, too.
I never thought I would end up being the Senator from New York.
Feminists cried, ‘Sexism!’ when New York Senator Hillary Clinton was judged not by the content of her character but by the color of her pantsuits.
Former Senator Al D’Amato in 1991 offered an amendment to cap credit card interest rates at 14 percent.
I’ll help repeal Obamacare in my first term, or go home, because you deserve a senator who gets the job done or gets out of the way. Repeal or go home. That’s my pledge to you.
I want to be the health care senator.
I’ve decided to run for the U.S. Senate because I believe Wisconsin families need a senator who will work hard to deliver results for the middle class – a leader with the courage to do what’s right, no matter how tough the odds or how powerful the special interests we have to fight.
Tammy Baldwin
As a prosecutor and a senator, one of my main criminal justice priorities has been enforcing and reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, a bill with deep roots in Minnesota, seeds planted by former Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila.
Not only had I not expected a random call from Joe Biden, but I could never have imagined he would make that call to ask me out. I’ve been asked if I was starstruck by the fact that a U.S. senator thought I was worth a call, but I honestly wasn’t. I was flattered that someone I’d heard of was interested.
Nowadays you don’t need to be a senator or a CEO or a celebrity to have a voice in the media, and if you happen to be a senator, a CEO or a celebrity, you have a thousand people each with their own respective audiences to hold you accountable.
Virtually every one of the most far-right neocon Bush officialsincluding Dick Cheney himself – has spent years now praising Obama for continuing their terrorism policies which Obama the Senator and Presidential Candidate once so harshly denounced.
The way I see it, I’m not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator. I’m going to Washington to be the second senator from the state of Minnesota.
My first meeting as a senator, my first day, they were already talking about the next election. Part of that’s the permanent campaign, part of that’s a word I’ve been using more frequently, ‘tribal.’ Our politics has become tribal: It’s us versus them.
I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.
Joe Manchin has been our secretary of state, he’s been our governor and he’s been our senator. And through his long terms, we have not seen any type of economic development.
Paula Jean Swearengin
I remember clearly the afternoon I sat down with Obama. In December 2006, he was preparing for a family trip, and the decision to run weighed heavily on his mind. As a progressive member of Congress from Illinois, I was excited and energized by the prospect of my senator, and my friend, running for president.
I have never left another senator out to dry. Never.
You can’t go to Washington as a congressman and a senator and expect to make a difference all at once. You have to earn your way.
The bottom line is that when Senator Inhofe says, ‘Global warming is a hoax,’ he is just dead wrong, according to the vast majority of climate scientists.
The first time I met President Obama was 2006 in Baghdad. He was the senator from Illinois; it was a month before he actually ended up declaring. He had to come to Baghdad to kind of check that box, and I was the correspondent for ‘Newsweek’ at the time.
I want to make sure that every kid, every young boy and young girl in this country gets the opportunity to live their American dream. That’s what the role of being in Congress and being a United States senator is all about.
I got a job with a law firm in Portland after a couple of years with Senator Muskie. But by then, my interest in politics had been sparked, through meeting Senator Muskie, through seeing what he did.
It is unacceptable that a senator or a representative in the American House of Representatives assist Afghanistan during the war and meet with Bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders, express his support for their war against the U.S., and be allowed to return to serve in Congress.
The 21st Amendment gives the states the right to decide what the drinking ages should be and other aspects relative to alcoholic beverages, and I support that. As a United States senator, I want to weigh in – this is not my agenda.
Pete Coors
I’m very happy where I am: I’m a senator from Ohio.
I have probably never voted for a straight ticket in my life, and I am a Democratic U.S. senator.
We worked very well with Mark Sanford. We stood shoulder to shoulder fighting for the principles that we believe in. But another person that stood there as well was a legislator, State Senator Larry Grooms.
I doubt the people of North Carolina will be content to allow the governor to decide or even unduly influence selecting their senator.
Terry Sanford
My best friends are women in the Senate, but much like Senator Obama, I ran on a platform of change.
I went from being a senator, a young senator, to being considered for vice president, running for president, being a vice presidential candidate, and becoming a national public figure. All of which fed a self-focus, an egotism, a narcissism that leads you to believe that you can do whatever you want.
The Senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security.
Senator Walsh has a long history of fighting for Montanans, both at home and in combat. He deserves respect for his courage on our behalf.
As New York’s United States Senator, I promise to reinstate the Moynihan ‘Fisc Report’ and work every day to address the imbalance of payments, first by focusing on reducing the amount of taxes we send to Washington, and second, by ensuring that funding formulas don’t disadvantage New York.
Senator Helms might very well do that. I would point out to him that we in the art world are not necessarily in the business of making controversial art.
Jane Alexander
Jon Tester became a multi-millionaire in the Senate, even bought a Cosmopolitan Castle on Capitol Hill. I don’t want a castle in Washington, and I don’t think becoming a senator should make you rich enough to buy one.
I could have possibly beaten Senator McCain in the primary. Then I could have been the candidate who lost to Barack Obama.
Whether it’s federal highway funds for the Thruway or Tappan Zee bridge project or the corrupt Cornhusker deal, Senator Gillibrand is willing to sell out our hardworking families. She has failed to address the problem that taxpayers in New York send much more to Washington that we get back.
We’re all used to hearing the word ‘authentic‘ a little too often these days, but in Senator Gillibrand’s case, it’s entirely accurate.
The John McCain tactic of praising Obama as a great American and great senator ‘with whom I disagree‘ is a loser. You’ve got to call him out as what he is – a fraud and a disaster.
I want to be a senator for everyone. I’m trying to get votes from everyone, regardless of race, or age, or gender, or sexual orientation, or disability – or even party. I’m going to Republicans and Democrats talking about the issues that concern them.
Senator Isakson dedicated years of service to our beloved state, to our veterans, our families, and our children.
I think Roosevelt had four terms, didn’t he? I think we should go back to that, and we should go back to four years for a senator, four years for a congressman, and I think we’d see a huge change in our society.
The Tea Party definitely scored a significant victory with Senator Cruz‘s election in 2012 and scored victories in some statewide primaries. But to me, as the Tea Party gets stronger within the Republican Party in Texas, the prospect of a blue Texas becomes stronger and stronger.
On a 1 to 10 scale, I don’t think that I could model, but I could definitely end a Republican senator’s career.
I applied to do a fellowship in Congress and I was accepted to be a legislative fellow, so I go to work on the personal staff of a senator. I got very lucky and got to work in the office of Senator John McCain, and it was a yearlong program.
We’d never be talking about Senator McGrath saying anything about state and local governments should be going bankrupt. I’d never even think about it.
The Second Amendment reflects the brilliance of our founders, who knew that no right is guaranteed unless we are willing to fight for it, and I remain committed to fighting for the rights of lawful gun owners as the senator for Alabama.
Has there ever been a more revealing moment this year? Let me just put this in fairly simple terms: Al Jazeera now broadcasts the words of Senator Durbin to the Mideast, certainly putting our troops in greater danger. No more needs to be said about the motives of liberals.
The fact that a Republican is in the late Senator Kennedy‘s old seat probably must have him rolling in his grave, probably spilling his drink.
I have worked positively and successfully with Senator Sessions on issues like adoption and human trafficking.
Prescott Bush was himself a president of the U. S. Golf Association at one time – 1935 – before he became a U.S. senator from the state of Connecticut.
In 2012, I received a phone call from the family of Arsala Rahmani, the Afghan senator with whom I’d become friendly. That morning, a gunman had pulled up alongside Rahmani’s vehicle, idling in a crowded intersection, and shot him point blank.
Anand Gopal
If there was one senator who could truly empathize with being tortured in prison, it was John McCain.
On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic party for the inexcusable remarks made over email. These comments do not reflect the values of the DNC or our steadfast commitment to neutrality during the nominating process.
I reject the notion that a high turnout helps Senator Kerry. I think in Florida at least, it’s going to help President Bush because we have gotten more registered voters than the Democrats, and our base is just fired up – thanks to your help and a lot of others.
It is a great honor to serve Mississippi as its first female United States Senator.
Far be it from me to denigrate Senator McCain’s advice on vice presidential nominees.
Rush Holt would be a fine senator. He’s an actual physicist, which is neat. He cares very strongly about global warming, which is probably the single most pressing issue of our era.
I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.
Senator Kerry says he sees two Americas. It makes the whole thing mutual – America sees two John Kerrys.
The Democrats want government to do the spending. Senator McCain wants families to do the spending.
Phil Gramm
Senator Albert Gore Sr. was one of the first outspoken critics of the Vietnam War.
I’m disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp.
I’m running for senator because it’s time for a change.
It brings me back to reality. The combine doesn’t care if you’re a senator or not. It breaks down whenever it wants to break down.
You could be a senior senator and have never managed more than a hundred people in your life.
Back when the powerful 19th-century senator Henry Clay was called ‘the great compromiser,’ achieving a compromise really was considered great.
I was playing Russell Long, the senator from Louisiana. I had 12 speech teachers watching me. All the other passengers on the airplane were speech teachers, and every time I got it wrong, one of the speech teachers would jump up and correct it.
When President Obama was in the Senate, when he was a U.S. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. And he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point.
My endorsement of Senator Obama will not be welcome news to my friends and family at the Clinton campaign.
Joe Andrew
I’ve been an Obama supporter since he announced he was campaigning. I was aware of him as a senator, but I wasn’t as engaged as I probably should’ve been.
As the Senator from the most populous and most diverse state in the nation – and as the first Latino Senator from California – let me just say: what a great country this is.
Senator Brown and I have different philosophies as represented in our different ratings: I am a conservative, and he is a liberal.
In 2007, early in the improbable presidential candidacy of Barack Obama, the young first-term senator began a series of foreign-policy speeches that seemed too general to provide a guide to what he might do if elected.
Senator Douglas was very small, not over four and a half feet height, and there was a noticeable disproportion between the long trunk of his body and his short legs. His chest was broad and indicated great strength of lungs.
Henry Villard
We are all equal on this floor, and a senator must keep his word.
Mike Mansfield
Here’s where I’m different from a senator. We pass continuing resolutions. We pass appropriations bills.
Kevin Cramer
I have known Senator Rubio for a number of years, and he is an inspiring, courageous, and bold leader who embodies the American dream of freedom and equal opportunity for all.
I could be a lot happier. I could be the senator from Aerospace taking bribes, and be quite happy.
I had the opportunity to serve as Senator McConnell’s legal counsel in D.C. and it was a phenomenal and transformative experience.
When I was a young man, I used to dream maybe someday I could be an alderman. Instead of that I became an attorney general, a senator, a vice president, a Democratic nominee.
It is no secret that I believe my son, Attorney General Beau Biden would make a great United States Senator – just as I believe he has been a great Attorney General. But Beau has made it clear from the moment he entered public life, that any office he sought, he would earn on his own.
It’s a sacrifice for me. It’s not really something I want to do. I don’t love the idea of being a U.S. senator; I love the idea of being a mother.
In my first week as a U.S. senator, I had the privilege of participating in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.
I’ve always cared about education, and I worked with Senator Schumer on making several thousand dollars of college tuition tax deductible. That will help a lot of your middle class families make college more affordable.
I can’t tell you how many 30-year-old dudes believe they should be senator or president. Women, we’re like, ‘Well, maybe after ten years of working…’ No. Just run for the office you want to run for and run on the issue you want to fix.
McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.
Today I am announcing my support for Senator Barack Obama for President of the United States of America.
Joe Andrew
Senator Gillibrand is good at saying things that sound nice but have little substance. I don’t think we elect our public officials to avoid taking a stand or a difficult position on anything.
I think it would help tremendously to have a senator that knows where jobs come from, that knows how to create them, that knows how to bring them back and, importantly, knows what it means to manage billions of dollars‘ worth of expenses and cut billions of dollars’ worth of expenses.
If I desired to kill the senator why did I not do it? You all admit that I had him in my power.
Preston Brooks
My grandfather was a popular senator, known as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, including the line-item veto for the president.
Minnesotans know the difference between the job of satirist and the job of senator. And so do I.
Senator Obama and I had been on the same side of many fights, and we had worked together on the issue that is most urgent to me – comprehensive immigration reform.
Liberals tried to oust Attorney General Jeff Sessions when news emerged that his congressional testimony did not clearly articulate his minimal, par-for-the-course communications with the Russian ambassador while he was a Senator.
We work for the public, and I believe that if a senator wants to block a piece of legislation or a nominee, they owe the public an explanation.
The way I see it, I’m not going to Washington to be the 60th Democratic senator. I’m going to Washington to be the second senator from the state of Minnesota.
You become a senator not by being passive but by being active, and all of a sudden, we’ve got a whole group just deciding to sit on their palms.
Bill Cassidy
Except for the titlefather,’ there is no title, including ‘vice president,’ that I am more proud to wear than that of United States senator.
I’ve been interested in American politics since I was eight. That was in 1968. It was an interesting year. I was a huge Eugene McCarthy supporter, so I guess he was the first senator I really knew about and cared about.
If it hadn’t been for Senator Sanders, I don’t know if I would’ve been brought back into the fold of politics.
It is truly appalling for Senator Mark Kirk to equate the Obama Administration‘s diplomacy with Nazi appeasement. As a Jewish-American, I am offended.
In Washington, Senator Paul has put his own ambition ahead of Kentuckians and is behind policies that would hurt Kentucky families.
Jim Gray
Everything I ever suggested for ‘The West Wing’ comes from my work with Senator Moynihan.
I enjoyed spending time with Senator Isakson, especially every year when he would join Ebenezer Baptist Church for our annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We may never really know if 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and Senator John Kerry was President Obama’s original choice to be Secretary of State or if he settled on Kerry after his first pick, Susan Rice, was forced out by her troublesome career and misleading statements on the Benghazi terrorist attack.
I have great respect for Senator Cochran and the years of service he gave to Mississippi and the nation. I’ll do my best to measure up to the standard he set as public servant – and as a pianist.
We deserve a Senator who cares about our children’s safety.
I learned something important in my race against Senator Brown: voters want political leaders who are willing to break the partisan gridlock. They want fewer closed-door roadblocks and more public votes on legislation that could improve their lives.
I would not waste time, as Senator Gillibrand does, on things such as dictating a national minimum driving age and sponsoring a ‘National Day of Play.’ I’d help New Yorkers understand that we get less in value from Washington than what we send there in taxes.
Senator Rubio is uniquely qualified to lead our nation with conviction and courage to tackle the pressing issues of our time, whether it’s strengthening our military, ensuring the safety of our people, or lifting the weight of government from our shoulders.
Without a doubt, Senator Isakson cared deeply for Georgia, and he cared deeply for our country.
It’s incredibly flattering to be a U.S. senator, which I want to stay at for a long time.
It’s tempting, because as one senator said to me, ‘We know if we invite baseball down, we’ll draw a crowd’.
Fay Vincent
Can you, in a million years, imagine another female senator – Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Claire McCaskill – reacting to being called ‘ma‘am’ like Barbara Boxer did? This is the kind of sanctimonious self-absorption on the modern left that makes my teeth itch.
Mark Davis
When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders first brought up the Green New Deal, it sounded like a leftist pipe dream.
Along with Senator Lieberman and others, I introduced the Energy Security Bill to use existing technologies with a variety of tax incentives to reduce our dependence on oil.
As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan’s heritage and its economy.
In 1998, I was screening ‘Good Will Hunting‘ at Camp David. And I was saying, ‘Nice to meet you, Mr. President. Nice to meet you, Mrs. Clinton.’ Madeleine Albright, Sandy Berger, Senator Daschle. It was an extraordinary day.
I’m the only United States Senator in the country that I’m aware of that’s had the far left up on TV and the far right up on TV against me at the same time.
Amazon webhosting dropped Wikileaks as a customer after receiving a complaint from U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, despite the fact that Wikileaks had not been charged, let alone convicted, of any crime.
On the Medicare/paygo spending cuts, I strongly oppose that and have asked what is the plan to avert that. Senator McConnell assured me that will not be allowed to happen.
As a senator, I will prioritize overturning the current system and restoring openness and integrity to our government to return power to the people.
Henry M. Jackson, congressman and senator from 1941 until his death in 1983, achieved far greater renown than most legislators, ran for president in 1972 and 1976, and was for much of the 1970s and 1980s one of the most powerful men in America.
When you’re told to go brief a United States senator on a covert operation, you go do it. And you trust the information isn’t going to leak.
Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.
Like how on earth can you make 180 grand as a senator with luxe health care and sit there and be like Nero, thumbs up or down, on paying someone a living wage? I don’t understand that.
The election of Senator Barack Obama brought jubilation across Africa, where millions celebrated him as ‘one of their own.’
Am I a Democrat? Yes, I’m a Democrat. But at the end of the day, when I take the oath as a senator it won’t be to do the bidding of the Democratic Party or a president in the White House. I will be there to fight for the people of South Carolina.
In reality, Senator Shelby’s Financial Regulatory Improvement Act is nothing more than a wish list for the Wall Street bankers that fund his campaign.
Ron Crumpton
As a senator from the only true swing district in the Texas Senate, I’ve been targeted by the GOP for my outspoken criticism of their extremist attacks on public education and voting rights, to name just two examples.
I am a freeman, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.
If you are a Representative and want to be a Senator, you must be careful not to do anything which might upset the various forces you need to harness to get elected.
In Washington, if you’re a congressman or a senator or the President, you make much more money than the average American, but you’d think that if you were the leader of the free world you’d be making major bank, and you don’t.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be in business or politics, like a CEO of a big corporation or a U.S. senator. There were also times I wanted to be an astronaut or a military officer. Yes, there were moments when I thought about doing this as a woman.
Chelsea Manning
On any given vote, on any given day, a smart senator who has taken a bold or controversial position can reach far more media outlets between the elevator and the Senate chamber than he or she could garner in a full press conference back home.
I think George Allen from Virginia was a distinguished governor, he’s a distinguished senator and head of the Senatorial Campaign Committee and won some significant victories. He is a very attractive guy and would make a tremendous president.
When she was running for election in 2006, I went to Missouri to campaign for Senator Claire McCaskill. She impressed the hell out of me and I fell in love with her mother Betty Anne who is a pistol!
I think Hillary Clinton is going to do very well in New York, because there’s one basic advantage. New Yorkers know Hillary Clinton. She was here for senator. We’ve seen her work. We’ve seen her performance.
If I made decisions around here based on the election, I wouldn’t be a very good senator.
Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I’m telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
I’m grateful for the many Louisianans who have urged me to challenge Senator Landrieu in 2014.
As Senator, I will always put the health and safety of New Hampshire’s families first.
When you talk about the coal communities we need a senator to protect the benefits these coal miners need and deserve and earned, because coal powered our country in the 20th Century.
As a Senator from Rhode Island, I wish that once – just once – the fossil fuel industry and their paid-for PR machine would concede that burning their product causes real harm to other people.
No man, however strong, can serve ten years as schoolmaster, priest, or Senator, and remain fit for anything else.
For Tammy Duckworth to blame the junior senator from Illinois for Islamic terror shows that she is a naive fool not fit for office in the Senate.
On issues carrying as much emotional freight as race – and there aren’t many – a U.S. senator needs to speak with care and consistency. Otherwise, he could find people speaking at his own retirement tribute.
Given the role that the space industry plays in our state, it was important for me to speak with former Senator Bill Nelson and ensure he knows the contributions the Huntsville area makes to the industry.
Cruz named Former Texas Senator Phil Gramm as his economic guru. This guy virtually crashed the U.S. economy. Gramm is largely responsible for two bills which led to the speculative bubble which popped in September 2008.
As Vermont‘s senator and a member of the Budget Committee, I will not support a plan to reduce the deficit that does not call for shared sacrifice.
Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am? It’s just a thing. I worked so hard to get that title. I’d appreciate it.
Senator Schumer is a partisan.
It seems like basic principle to me. According to Senate ethics rules, Members of the U.S. Senate, and their families, cannot benefit personally and financially from legislative decisions they make. Senator Feinstein, apparently, either doesn’t agree with this principle, or she has chosen to ignore it.
Certainly, the job of a U.S. senator is to create a climate conducive to creating jobs, which is lower taxes and less government regulation. What Harry Reid has been doing is putting forward those policies that actually put more regulation on business.
Senator McCaskill – she’s been in D.C. forever. She’s turned her back on farmers. She’s ignored working families.
My Catholic faith guides me and imbues the principles I hold in protecting and preserving God‘s creation. As a U.S. senator, I strive to bring this faith to my work and allow these principles to guide me as I consider the best way to influence public policy and create laws with my colleagues.
Too many Californians are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, and send their kids to college. They are looking for progressive leaders in Washington who will fight for them, like Senator Boxer has done for over 20 years.
Senator Isakson represented the best of our state and our country. He was known for putting Georgia first, and for working across the aisle to get things done.
I’m from North Carolina, and I stand here humbled, honored, and proud to place in nomination for the office of vice-president of the United States of America, my friend and my senator from the great state of North Carolina: John Edwards.
Harvey Gantt
The different Washington, D.C.-based groups and the different special interest groups, they all want to be able to pick who they want to be a senator. They don’t speak for everyone, and they definitely don’t speak for Oklahomans.
Senator Rubio has always, always understood Israel as an important ally of the United States.
Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security, earning as little as $32,000 a year.
Senator Obama and I had been on the same side of many fights, and we had worked together on the issue that is most urgent to me – comprehensive immigration reform.
Obama the President needs to stand up for what Obama the candidate and what Obama the Senator and what Obama the Chicago community organizer stood for and lead the Congress towards reform.
If you don’t want to do your job as a U.S. Senator, then please resign your seat and stop taking taxpayer money for a job you’re not doing anymore.
If you look at why many Kentuckians voted for President Trump, for example, they voted for an outsider. They voted for somebody who was gonna shake up the system. He promised to drain the swamp. And, you know, my message is you can’t do that until you get rid of Senator McConnell.
If a senator calls me up and asks me what should we do in Iraq, I’m happy to talk to him.
We need a senator who fights for things like affordable health care, college and technical school, not tax cuts for wealthy donors. That doesn’t mean free college or Medicare for All, I’m against that.
Honestly, I’m interested in politics; I’m interested in giving back in some form, performing some sort of civic duty. But I’m not exploring a run for governor or senator or anything along those lines. I’m focused on running Disney.
I got married at 19 and graduated from a commuter college in Texas that cost $50 a semester. The way I see it, I’m a janitor‘s daughter who became a public school teacher, a professor, and a United States Senator. America is truly a country of opportunity!
I was the first reporter in the country to get a U.S. Senator on the air during the 9/11 attacks – I was broadcasting from the Hart Building.
The press pool was taking bets on how many months I would last. There was nobody in the state who thought I had any shot at being a good senator.
When Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell first proposed the grants that now bear his name, he envisioned a way to help students attend our country’s wonderful colleges and universities, so they could share in the American Dream.
Just hear Senator McCain speak. He may not give you the answer you are looking for, he may not be in agreement with you on a stance or an issue, but the man is honest to a fault.
When people ask me why I’m amazed at what Barack Obama has accomplished, I tell them it’s not because of what most of America and the world sees and knows of his history. It’s because I witnessed what I can only describe as a bizarre turn of events that thrust him into position to even become a U.S. senator.
I think Senator Marco Rubio was a very good speaker of the House, has been a very good senator.
Senator Richard Lugar is a towering figure in Hoosier history and one of the greatest statesmen ever to serve in the U.S. Senate.
You don’t get to recall a senator just because you don’t like her or just because you want the seat for your own party.
If he’d been negotiating Obamacare, Lincoln would have made the infamous ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ deal – $100 million in Medicaid funds for Nebraska to secure a Senator’s vote – in a heartbeat, even if the press howled as it did when Barack Obama agreed to it, forcing its cancellation.
If Senator Shelby calls his Financial Regulatory Improvement Act anything other than a hand out for the big banks, then he is being untruthful, and the people of Alabama deserve better.
Ron Crumpton
I would love for Senator Cruz, and everyone creating fear mongering and hatred, to consider creating hope, optimism and love.
Senator Vitter and I had a track record of working together on some key issues, restoring funding for our waterways and ports; he assisted me on the Senate side with the veterans’ clinics. We have a working relationship where we look out for the interests of Louisiana.
Senator Cruz has done well in Republican states.