• “All nations have a duty to act. No responsible government should subsidize Iran’s bloodlust.”—President Donald Trump at the United Nations.
  • “He’s got some sort of hold on the British psyche.”—Sonia Purnell, author of “Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition.”
  • “What we’ve seen so far is not the kind of climate leadership we need from the major economies.”—World Resources Institute Vice President Helen Mountford.
  • “The easy-to-dodge days for Senate Republicans are coming to an end. … The Democratic House must impeach the president and force the question on the Senate; yea or nay on Donald Trump.”—Mike Murphy, Republican consultant and co-director of the University of Southern California’s Center for the Political Future.
  • “A president telling a president-elect of a well-known corrupt country he better investigate corruption that affects the US is doing his job.”—Rudy Giuliani.
  • “I think the whistleblower did the right thing.”—Acting Director of National Security Joseph Maguire.
  • “I would like for you to do us a favor.”—Outtake from Trump’s phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
  • “If the president asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme.”—Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee.
  • “The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
  • “(Pelosi’s) efforts to restrain her far-left conference have finally crumbled.”—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
  • “Impeachment will doubtless roil the Democratic primary race in unpredictable ways. The most bellicose candidates may profit as the impeachment wars grow more vitriolic. The moderates may be further marginalized.”—David Brooks, New York Times.
  • “It turns on a basic question. Is it legal for the president of the United States to ask a foreign country to intervene in our election to help him and investigate his potential opponent? And I think it is clearly illegal.”—Larry Noble, former general counsel to the Federal Election Commission.
  • “To impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane.”—South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.
  • “This is Joe Biden’s scandal, and the Democrats are trying to use it to steal the (2020) election.”—Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.
  • “Sadly, we’ve known who Donald Trump is for some time. … And now we know that in the course of his duties as president, he’s endangered us all by putting his personal and political interests ahead of the interests of the American people. (He has) turned American diplomacy into a cheap extortion racket.”—Hillary Clinton.
  • “What is immediately striking is that no one who has spoken in defense of the president, including his spokesmen, has said these words: ‘Donald Trump would never do that!’”—Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal.
  • “What (Trump) learned is you can get away with just about anything if you’re willing to gamble and you have zero shame.”—Trump family biographer Gwenda Blair.
  • “Democrats are on a mission to impeach @POTUS. It’s their entire legislative agenda. They lost the 2016 election and can’t get over it.”—Sen. Rick Scott.
  • “Trump doesn’t need facts to mount a smear campaign. (Did Roy Cohn?) Trump concocts phony conspiracies and misleading narratives all the time. (Remember birtherism?)—David Corn, Mother Jones.
  • “The current burdens on the U.S. immigration system must be alleviated before it is again possible to resettle large numbers of refugees.”—State Department statement announcing that the Trump Administration plans to slash the number of refugees the U.S. will accept to 18,000 in 2020. Last year’s total was 30,000. The cap was 110,000 in President Obama’s last year.
  • “If (Trump) follows through on his tariff threats later this year, then in all likelihood, trade will slow, and we would wind up in a recession next year.”—Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics.
  • “Policymakers must stand up to Juul and protect our kids by banning flavored e-cigarettes.”—Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
  • “People don’t realize that they’re playing Russian Roulette every time they ingest powder off the street.”—Paul Carey, narcotics division commander for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, on the opioid crisis and the availability of cheap and easily manipulated fentanyl.
  • “I was honored to be a part of President Trump’s successful 2016 campaign, and I remain fully committed to the President’s re-election to a second term.”—Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political chairwoman Susan Wiles.
  • “I’m glad that our community won’t be part of the president’s inhumane child detention policy, and I will keep fighting to ensure that all children are treated with kindness and care.”—Congressman Val Demings, D-Orlando, on news that Central Florida is no longer being considered as a site to house migrant children.
  • “I once again implore Mayor (Rick) Kriseman to quit kicking the can down the road, show some leadership and reach an agreement with the Rays to allow them to explore other possibilities.”—Hillsborough County Commissioner Ken Hagan, urging St. Petersburg to reopen the Rays’ right to look at Hillsborough County.
  • “Social media is not the place to go criticize your fellow county commissioners.”—Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Les Miller.   

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