“If things don’t change — and fast — the American people will demand new leadership in Congress.”
Feeding on their own
“I think we’re going to do some absolutely spectacular things for the American people.”
“Speculation is growing that Paul will not return.”
“This is about ideas.”
“He’s the nominee. I’ll do whatever he wants with respect to the convention.”
“He’s speaker of what? Just Speaker of the House of Representatives? We are a party!”
“Cleaning the barn.”
“The power of the purse rests within the legislative branch and we fully expect that we’re going to exercise that power.”
“It will be a cold day in hell before I help you again when you ask!”
“I’m a Paul Ryan fan.”
Accountability doesn’t matter.
Shifting district lines
“I think he’s strong.”
Issa: Freedom Caucus would support Ryan.
Issa floats a trial balloon — and maybe an endorsement?
“You show up with 218 votes, I’ll talk to you,”
“Yes, he’s apologized as many times as a human can apologize. It doesn’t change it.”
Running out the clock
“What choice do I have?”
“I ugly-cried through plenty of it.”
No, but I suppose at least some of the confusion is understandable