* “Re-engaging the WHO also means holding it to the highest standards.”–National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
* “Pretty damning.”–How Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski characterized the insurrection videos.
* “He has been discredited in the eyes of the American people and in the judgment of history.”–Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
* “This trial is about who we are.”–Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md.
* “Republicans who could … vote to acquit the ring leader in chief have lost the moral standing to govern.”–Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post.
* “The era of Trump has been the era of Republican unmasking.”–Frank Bruni, New York Times.
* “This is about the most miserable experience I’ve had down here in Washington, D.C.”–Philadelphia-based Trump impeachment lawyer Michael T. van der Veen.
* “The party that so opportunistically embraced Trump and Trumpism back in 2016 is now about to be hoist with its own petard. Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t, the GOP senators are about to face a grand, and very public, reckoning over their Faustian bargain.”–Sasha Abramsky, The Nation.
* “Trump not caring about the fate of his vice president was the inevitable sick end of the pairing of the Sociopath and the Sycophant.”–Maureen Dowd, New York Times.
* “(First Ladies) have an enormous impact on the soul and conscience of the nation. Because they often can rise above politics in the heat of the moment and just connect on a very human level.”–Anita McBride, former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush.
* “Marco Rubio is a bright star in our party. … and he was exceptionally loyal to Trump. It would make no sense for anyone to challenge him. … I haven’t spoken to Ivanka Trump, but I don’t believe she will run.”–Florida lobbyist and Trump supporter Brian Ballard.
* “It’s like the appendix of the Legislative process. You’ll be just fine without it, and nobody really knows what it does.”—Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, who filed a bill that would dismantle the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority.
* “Everybody kind of knows what the rules are, and I think the Mayor really did as much as she could to encourage people (celebrating the Super Bowl) to do the right thing. But they didn’t.”–Dr. Jay Wolfson, USF professor of public health.