The first rule of First Veto Club is …
Smoke signals, but no fire
“I had the pain of a thousand knives.”
“We have been dishonorable.”
“I really worry that somebody is going to be killed…”
“I believe he will carefully adhere to the Constitution and will take his job to protect individual liberty seriously.”
“This is crazy hatred of the president!”
“I lost my temper and I did not behave well, and I was wrong.”
“They’re not showing courage in doing what they know is right.”
“The timing of its release devalues this document.”
Trump twisting Rand Paul’s arm?
“The [FBI’s] non-answer specifically really is an answer, and [it] says they can search our databases.”
“This is a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer in America.”
“All of the apocalyptic warnings I grew up hearing have yet to happen.”
“Boucher had previously been charged with a misdemeanor in a county court and had pleaded not guilty.”
Rules? Who needs rules?
Up next: a filibuster?
“[M]ay have been used … to so badly surveil and abuse the Trump Campaign…”
“If someone mugs you is it really justified for any reason?”
“I never saw him, never had a conversation.”
“This tax bill is a true test for my colleagues.”
“What the heck actually happened — and more importantly why?”
Principles or politics or both?
“There is no motive that would justify hitting somebody from behind and breaking their ribs…”
“The Pauls have had no conversations with (Boucher) in many years.”
“…a matter that most people would regard as trivial.”
“He’s pretty much the opposite of Rand Paul in every way.”
“I’d just like to see a bit of civility come back to it, you know?”
“People didn’t use to use the word embarrassing about Seattle, but they use it a lot now.”
“It’s not about me.”