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Jul 29 2017

They left me on the floor of a cell for four days, during which time I lapsed in and out of consciousness. Their policy was that they wouldn't provide any medical treatment unless you gave them military information. I would only give them my name, rank, serial number and date of birth. And so, after about four days on the floor of the cell, they got nothing out of me because I kept passing

Jul 29 2017

I was put in another prison we called 'The Plantation'. And for seven or eight months I was sent to a really crummy prison outside of Hanoi for punishment that was known as 'Skid

Jul 29 2017

The plane was gyrating violently and heading straight down, very fast, at about 500 knots. When I ejected, the pressure flailed my arms back and that's what broke my arms. My knee obviously hit something on the way out and I ended up breaking my leg,

Jul 29 2017

They were astounded that I would refuse. I'm not downplaying how difficult that decision was for me, but I did it because I thought I could survive–even though I was in pretty bad shape. But our code of conduct clearly states, You do not accept parole. Sick and injured prisoners must be released first and others are to be released only by order of

Jul 29 2017

Sometimes I have let my passion rule my reason. Sometimes I made it harder to find common ground because of something harsh I said to a colleague. Sometimes I wanted to win more for the sake of winning than to achieve a contested

Jul 28 2017

The vote last night presents the Senate with an opportunity to start fresh. It is now time to return to regular order with input from all of our members – Republicans and Democrats – and bring a bill to the floor of the Senate for amendment and

Jul 28 2017

We are not the president's subordinates. We are his

Jul 28 2017

It doesn't feel like a political triumph. But it's usually the most we can expect from our system of

Jul 28 2017 - Sanctions

Over the last eight months what price has Russia paid for attacking our elections? Very

Jul 28 2017 - Obamacare

From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American

Jul 28 2017

I hope we can again rely on humility, on our need to cooperate, on our dependence on each other to learn how to trust each other again and by so doing better serve the people who elected

Jul 28 2017

Let's trust each other. Let's return to regular order. I

Jul 28 2017 - American politics

We must now return to the correct way of legislating. We must do the hard work our citizens expect of us and

Jul 28 2017

We've tried to do this by coming up with a proposal behind closed doors in consultation with the administration, then springing it on skeptical members, trying to convince them it's better than nothing, asking us to swallow our doubts and force it past a unified opposition. I don't think that is going to work in the

Jul 27 2017 - Homosexuality

The Department of Defense has already decided to allow currently serving transgender individuals to stay in the military, and many are serving honorably today. Any American who meets current medical and readiness standards should be allowed to continue serving. There is no reason to force service members who are able to fight, train, and deploy to leave the military – regardless of their gender

Jul 27 2017 - Sanctions

The United States of America needs to send a strong message to Vladimir Putin and any other aggressor that we will not tolerate attacks on our

Jul 25 2017 - Supreme Court

It is our responsibility to preserve that, even when it requires us to do something less satisfying than winning, even when we must give a little to get a little. Even when our efforts manage just three yards and a cloud of dust, while critics on both sides denounce us for timidity, for our failure to 'triumph'. We're getting nothing done, my friends. We're getting nothing done. All we've really done this year is confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Our health-care-insurance system is a

Jul 25 2017

Whether or not we are of the same party, we are not the president's subordinates. We are his equal. We don't hide behind walls. We bridge

Jul 25 2017 - Syria conflict

If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin. Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and

Jul 25 2017

We have been spinning our wheels on too many important issues because we keep trying to find a way to win without help from across the

Jul 25 2017

I've had so many people say such nice things about me recently that I think some of you must have me confused with someone

Jul 25 2017

I stand here today looking a little worse for wear, I'm sure,'. Make no mistake, my service here is the most important job I've had in my

Jul 20 2017 - Twitter

I realize that some of President Trump's actions and statements have unsettled America's friends. They have unsettled many Americans as

Jul 20 2017

When you have four children … you've got your hands

Jul 20 2017

The power of this maritime lobby is as powerful as anybody or any organization I have run up against in my political

Jul 20 2017 - Syria conflict

I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support – unfortunately for my sparring partners in Congress, I'll be back soon, so stand-by! If these reports are true, the administration is playing right into the hands of Vladimir Putin. Making any concession to Russia, absent a broader strategy for Syria, is irresponsible and

Jul 20 2017

These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit. And they need to stop now. Ultimately, what is at stake in this matter is larger even than the reputation of one person. This is about who we are as a nation and who we still aspire to

Jul 20 2017

Ted and I shared the sentiment that a fight not joined was a fight not

Jul 20 2017

I admired his passion for his convictions, his patience with the hard and sometimes dull work of legislating, and his uncanny sense for when differences could be

Jul 20 2017

I ran toward him. He was 50 feet in front of me. I got closer and then the first bomb exploded. I was knocked back about ten feet. I never saw him

Jul 20 2017

He was good company, my friend

Jul 20 2017 - Facebook

My final answer is the same. It's '

Jul 19 2017

Yeah, I'm going to have to stay here a little bit longer, take some treatments. I'll be

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

The Congress must now return to regular order, hold hearings, receive input from members of both parties, and heed the recommendations of our nation's governors so that we can produce a bill that finally provides Americans with access to quality and affordable health

Jul 16 2017 - Afghanistan

Six months into the new administration, it still has not delivered a strategy. We cannot keep going like this. If the administration fails to develop a strategy for success, Congress will need to play a greater

Jul 16 2017

On the advice of his doctors, Senator McCain will be recovering in Arizona next

Jul 16 2017

Surgeons successfully removed the 5-cm blood clot during a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision. Tissue pathology reports are pending within the next several

Jul 16 2017

Thanks to @MayoClinic for its excellent care -- I appreciate your support & look forward to getting back to work!feedback

Jul 13 2017

Damned if [I know]. As I said, I'm not optimistic. I don't see

Jul 11 2017

Another shoe just dropped – another shoe will drop. It sucks the oxygen out of the

Jul 11 2017

There will be more shoes that will drop. I'm not confident of anything. More shoes will

Jul 10 2017

We can't keep going like this. You can't expect a stable budget if you don't give us a

Jul 09 2017 - American politics

I think my view is it's probably going to be

Jul 08 2017 - Trump-Putin

Russia is a gas station masquerading as a

Jul 04 2017 - Afghanistan

The strongest nation on Earth should be able to win this conflict. And we are frustrated that this strategy hadn't been articulated yet, to be honest with

Jul 04 2017 - Afghanistan

None of us would say that we are on a course to success here in Afghanistan. That needs to change and

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

Nor have I met any American that has. I'm sure the Russians have been able to hack in and gotten most of

Jun 20 2017

We all know that the Russians tried to interfere in our elections. Here we are six months later and we've done

Jun 20 2017

They just murdered

Jun 20 2017 - North Korea

There should at least be a form for them to fill out that says, If I go to North Korea, I understand I am taking great risk, and I do not hold the American government responsible. If people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their

Jun 19 2017

Let us state the facts plainly: Otto Warmbier, an American citizen, was murdered by the Kim Jong-un regime. In the final year of his life, he lived the nightmare in which the North Korean people have been trapped for 70 years: forced labor, mass starvation, systematic cruelty, torture, and

Jun 19 2017 - Nuclear weapons

North Korea is threatening its neighbors, destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region, and rapidly developing the technology to strike the American homeland with nuclear weapons. Now it has escalated to brutalizing Americans, including three other citizens currently imprisoned in North Korea. The United States of America cannot and should not tolerate the murder of its citizens by hostile

Jun 15 2017

We've got a divided caucus. I listen avidly at lunch as we go over the same arguments over and over and over

Jun 14 2017 - Sanctions

Vladimir Putin's brazen attack on our democracy is a flagrant demonstration of his disdain and disrespect for our nation. This should not just outrage every American, but it should compel us to

Jun 13 2017

Chairman, the witness should be allowed to answer the

Jun 13 2017 - Afghanistan

We're now six months into this administration. We still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan. It makes it hard for us to support you when we don't have a

Jun 09 2017

I'd like to know what 'that thing'

Jun 08 2017

I was saying that in the case of the investigation of former Secretary Clinton's involvement, he examined it, said it was over and it was done. In the case of President Trump's involvement, there's more shoes to drop, there's more investigations. What's the difference? It's over the same

Jun 08 2017 - Twitter

I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night

Jun 08 2017 - Fake news

You're gonna have to help me out here. We're complete – the investigation of anything former secretary Clinton had to do in the campaign is over, and we don't have to worry it any more?feedback

Jun 08 2017

It's hard to reconcile: In one case you reach a complete conclusion, and the other side you have not. She's one of the candidates, but in her case you say there will be no charges, and in the case of President Trump, the investigation

Jun 08 2017 - Twitter

I get the sense from Twitter that my line of questioning today went over people's heads. While I missed an opportunity in today's hearing, I still believe this question is important, and I intend to submit it in writing to Mr. Comey for the

Jun 08 2017

I don't quite understand how you could be done with that, but not done with the whole investigation of their attempt to affect the outcome of our

Jun 08 2017 - Twitter

What I was trying to get at was whether Mr. Comey believes that any of his interactions with the president rise to the level of obstruction of

Jun 07 2017

I mean, it's detailed, as you know from reading the story, when you met, what you discussed, et cetera, et cetera. And yet, here in a public hearing before the American people, we can't talk about what was described in detail in this morning's Washington

May 30 2017 - Sanctions

So we need to have increased sanctions and hopefully when we come back from our recess, the Senate will move forward with sanctions on Russia and enact other penalties for Russian

May 30 2017

Our foreign friends always tend to focus on the person in the White House. But America is far bigger than that. America is our courts of justice. America is our state and local governments. America is our

May 30 2017 - Watergate

We are going through a rough period. We really are, and for me to tell you that we aren't, politically, is not fair. But we've gone through other troubled times. I can remember Watergate scandal and how it brought down a president. I'm not suggesting that's going to happen to this president, but we are in a scandal, and every few drops another shoe drops from this centipede, and we've got to get through

May 30 2017 - Sanctions

I think he (Putin) is the premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS. I view the Russians as the far greatest challenge that we have. So we need to have increased sanctions and hopefully when we come back from our recess, the Senate will move forward with sanctions on Russia and enact other penalties for Russian behaviour. I do believe that most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. Can I tell you that he does all the time? No. And yes, does it bothers me? Yes, it bothers

May 29 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

I view the Russians as the far greatest challenge that we

May 29 2017 - Obamacare

How do you pack all that in?feedback

May 29 2017

Can I tell you that he does [that] all the time? No. Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers

May 29 2017 - Chemical weapons

I think he is the premier and most important threat, more so than Isis. I do believe most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. I believe if you're looking at the standard of what actually happens versus what is said, then I'll be glad to compare Donald Trump to Barack Obama – including the latest when chemical weapons were used, and we saw these dead children – at least we saw cruise missile strikes in

May 29 2017 - China

I don't think it's acceptable to have an intercontinental ballistic missile – or a missile aimed at Australia – with a nuclear weapon on it, and depend on our ability to counter it with an anti-missile

May 25 2017 - Obamacare

Here's the reality: We've got eleven weeks between now and the end of September. We've got the repeal of Obamacare, we're talking about tax reform, we're talking about a defense bill, we're talking about … there's about three other things – a looming debt limit. How do you pack all that in? And so far, I've seen no strategy for doing so. I'm seeing no plan for doing

May 22 2017 - Turkey

We should throw the Turkish ambassador out of the country, we should identify those people that performed these unlawful acts of beating people up and they should be

May 22 2017 - Watergate

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale and a couple other scandals that you and I have seen. It's the centipede [where] the shoe continues to

May 21 2017

I don't know how to read it except that, I'm almost speechless because I don't know why someone would say something like

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

Joe Lieberman has more experience than all of my Democratic colleagues combined. So screw them. And you can quote

May 18 2017 - Kurds

This isn't Turkey. This isn't a third-world

May 18 2017 - Watergate

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and

May 17 2017 - Watergate

I think it's reaching the point where it's of Watergate size and scale, and a couple of other scandals we've

May 17 2017 - Watergate

It's just another scandal that unfortunately continues every – it's now accelerating. Watergate took months. This thing seems to be taking

May 17 2017

This has been a very public continuing failure for the Department of Defense, in large part due to the failure of senior management to make this a priority for the department and invest the necessary time and will to get it done. This must end with

May 16 2017 - Watergate

The shoes continue to drop, and every couple days there's a new

May 16 2017 - Republican Party

Reports that this information was provided by a U.S. ally and shared without its knowledge sends a troubling signal to America's allies and partners around the world and may impair their willingness to share intelligence with us in the

May 15 2017 - Women

I think that Cornyn would be great, but I also think it might be nice to have Fran Townsend, the first woman in history to be the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She's never been

May 15 2017

We certainly don't want any president to leak classified information, but the president does have the right to do

May 15 2017

It has driven some of the good staff off because of the expense

May 14 2017 - NAFTA

If you cancel Nafta, you harm the economy of my

May 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

This scandal is going to go on. This is a centipede. I guarantee you there will be more shoes to

May 13 2017 - Russia

Isn't that the ugliest thing on earth? It's an assault on the

May 12 2017 - Trump Presidency

We do not need more assessments, reports and reviews. The threat is growing. Yet we remain stuck in a defensive crouch forced to handle every event on a case-by-case basis and woefully unprepared to address these

May 11 2017 - NAFTA

Unfortunately, your confirmation process has failed to reassure us that you understand the North American Free Trade Agreement's (NAFTA) positive economic benefits to our respective States and the nation as a

May 10 2017 - Methane

While I am concerned that the BLM rule may be onerous, passage of the resolution would have prevented the federal government, under any administration, from issuing a rule that is 'similar,' according to the plain reading of the Congressional Review

May 10 2017 - Russia

I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The president's decision to remove the FBI Director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a

May 09 2017 - Russia

I have long called for a special congressional committee to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 election. The president's decision to remove the F.B.I. director only confirms the need and the urgency of such a

May 08 2017 - Taliban

If the present status quo prevails, then there's no end to

May 05 2017 - Homosexuality

There's a lot of controversy concerning his nomination. We are getting some questions from both Republicans and Democrats on the Armed Services Committee. I think there are some issues that clearly need to be cleared

May 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

Is there any member of the United States Senate that has read this? And many of us are going to be compelled to vote for it because we don't want to shut the government

May 03 2017

Valor like his is hard to keep secret from men who have need of

May 02 2017

There is more [defense] spending than just war funds. I'm upset about a lot of

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

We also have to keep in mind that at no time in history has one party always remained in the majority. That's

May 02 2017 - Human Rights

I don't understand it. You can't praise that kind of behavior and not raise concerns around the world. It's disturbing because we are proud Republicans and we stand for human rights. The statements, and the comments, obviously fly in the face of everything that I've stood for and believed in all my

May 02 2017 - Nuclear weapons

The only time he should meet with him is to get the details of how North Korea will abandon their nuclear weapons

May 02 2017 - Trump-Putin

Now is not the time to send a signal to Russia that all is forgotten or

May 01 2017 - China

[Trump is] surrounding himself with an outstanding national security team. I can't guarantee to world leaders that he will always listen to them, but he has so

Apr 30 2017

But to say you absolutely rule out that option of course would be foolish. But it has to be the ultimate last

Apr 30 2017

I can't guarantee to world leaders that he will always listen to [that team] but he has so far. Sometimes it's important to watch what the president does rather than what he

Apr 29 2017

I'm sure there is, I just haven't detected

Apr 27 2017

Problems are building up in southeast Europe. The U.S. urgently needs to start paying attention

Apr 26 2017 - China

China is the key to

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

In my view you've got to have an interpretation of a, quote, wall as a barrier to illegal drugs, illegal people, these gangs that are coming from the Central American countries, and that means using every bit of technology that you have. I believe that he is at least considering that

Apr 26 2017 - Republican Party

That was the No. 1 issue in my campaign. And when I don't get it replaced, if it's not replaced, then it reflects on my

Apr 26 2017 - NAFTA

Withdrawing from #NAFTA would be a disaster for #Arizona jobs & economy – @POTUS shouldn't abandon this vital trade

Apr 25 2017

We are probably in one of the most challenging situations since the Cuban missile crisis. Would be the last

Apr 21 2017 - South Korea

There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul, and we can't take them all out before [they launch an attack].feedback

Apr 16 2017

Of those 400,000 men, women and children who were slaughtered [in the Syrian war], they weren't slaughtered by ISIS. They were slaughtered by Bashar

Apr 16 2017 - South Korea

This could be the first test, real test, of the Trump presidency. They can stop this if they want to because of their control over the North Korean economy. There are artillery on the border between North and South Korea that can reach Seoul and we can't take them all out before – I mean, this is a very serious. This may be the first test of this presidency. But China can shut them down. Whether they are currency manipulators or not, we should expect them to act to prevent what could be a cataclysmic

Apr 16 2017 - Syria conflict

This guy [leader Kim Jong Un] in North Korea is not rational. His father and his grandfather were much more rational than he is. We've got to develop a strategy. There is still not an overall strategy that he can come to Congress and his advisers and say, okay, this is how we are going to handle Syria. Here's how we are going to handle post-Mosul Iraq. We've got to have a strategy and I'll give them some more time but so far that strategy is not

Apr 16 2017 - Democratic Party

I don't think so, but I wouldn't rule it

Apr 13 2017 - NATO

My message to you is the same as the one I delivered to Serbian Prime Minister Vucic earlier this week. Advancing the EU-facilitated, US-supported dialogue is in the interest of Kosovars and Serbs

Apr 12 2017 - NATO

There is also evidence that Russians are trying to undermine the democratic process in other parts of the world. I believe the Russian behavior requires our solidarity and our strength, in order to preserve principles and fundamentals of democracy. The behavior on the part of the Russians throughout the region and the world is not acceptable in these

Apr 10 2017 - Nigeria

We've really got to try to do what we can to contain

Apr 09 2017 - SCOTUS

Actually, the process that we went through, which was purely partisan, is not the way, generally speaking, to get things done. I think he deserves some credit for getting this

Apr 08 2017

I think it's a very sad day for the Senate. We have now destroyed that 200 years of tradition requiring 60 votes. Next it will be the legislative

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

I am very concerned about the future, which will then, with only a 51-vote majority required, lead to polarization of the nominees as far as their philosophies are concerned, when the majority does not have to consider the concerns and the votes of the

Apr 07 2017

The signal I think that was sent last night ... was a very, very important

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Unlike the previous administration, President Trump confronted a pivotal moment in Syria and took action. For that, he deserves the support of the American

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

I would love to see the tweeting stop. But I'd also like to see pigs fly. ... I just think it's in his DNA. But perhaps there will be more

Apr 07 2017 - Syria conflict

Building on tonight's credible first step, we must finally learn the lessons of history and ensure that tactical success leads to strategic progress. That means following through with a new, comprehensive strategy in coordination with our allies and partners to end the conflict in

Apr 07 2017

Obviously he listened to that team, and that's what's most encouraging to me, is that he respects Mattis, he respects McMaster, he respects

Apr 06 2017 - Russian probe

The biggest mistake was not consulting with the

Apr 06 2017

Now that we're entering into an era where a simple majority decides all judicial nominations, we will see more and more nominees from the extremes of both left and right. I do not see how that will ensure a fair and impartial

Apr 06 2017

We'll all live to regret it. I think to a significant degree it's the end of the unique role that the Senate plays, that Benjamin Franklin talked about: the saucer that cools the coffee. That is now

Apr 06 2017

I know that he was deeply moved, as we all were, at the spectacle of this

Apr 06 2017

What are about to do at the end of this week will have tremendous consequences, and I fear that some day we will regret what we're about to do. In fact, I'm confident we

Apr 06 2017 - Republican Party

This is a test of the new administration, but also for our entire country. Assad is trying to see what he can get away

Apr 06 2017

Their actions came back to haunt them. I believe ours will as

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

I could count, sure. But I had hoped that we could do what we had done in the past, and that was reach some agreement. And we haven't, so it's permanent damage to the

Apr 06 2017

I fear that someday we will regret what we are about to do. In fact, I am confident we

Apr 05 2017

Idiot, whoever says that is a stupid idiot, who has not been here and seen what I've been through and how we were able to avoid that on several occasions. And they are stupid and they've deceived their voters because they are so

Apr 05 2017

I'm sure they are encouraged to know the United States is withdrawing and seeking a new arrangement with the Russians. It is another disgraceful chapter in American history, and it was

Apr 04 2017

I want to hear him say we're going to arm the Free Syrian Army, we're going to dedicate ourselves to the removal of Bashar

Apr 04 2017 - Hezbollah

We will not sit by and watch chemical weapons being used to slaughter innocent women and

Apr 04 2017

This is a severe body blow to the Senate as an

Apr 04 2017

The recent statements by US officials suggesting otherwise only serve to legitimise the actions of this war criminal in

Apr 03 2017 - SCOTUS

It's over, it's over, there was plenty of talk – conversations that I had – they didn't come to fruition and they have enough declared (to support a filibuster) now that it's

Apr 02 2017 - Russian probe

The fact is that we know for a fact the Russians tried to change the outcome of our election, attacking the very fundamentals of democracy. We need to know how, we need to know why, and most of all we need to know what to do to prevent this kind of activity, which they continue to carry on in free nations around the

Apr 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

They're succeeding in continuing their dismemberment of Ukraine, they're succeeding in exerting enormous influence in the Middle East, which they never had

Apr 02 2017 - North Korea

China is the only one that can control Kim Jong-un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea. They could stop North Korea's economy in a

Mar 30 2017 - Republican Party

Our first priority is the men and women in uniform and I'm not going to put them at greater risk even if I have to shut down the

Mar 30 2017

China is the one, the only one, that can control Kim Jong Un, this crazy fat kid that's running North Korea. What, did they want me to call him a crazy skinny kid?feedback

Mar 29 2017

We've got a lot of work to do. And one of the things we need to do – and it's going to be harder now because we just failed – is there's got to be

Mar 29 2017

We just have a different environment around here. People don't sit down and talk the way they used

Mar 28 2017

There needs to be a lot of explaining to do. I've been around for quite a while and I never heard of any such

Mar 28 2017 - NATO

It is a nation in this contest that we are now engaged in with Vladimir Putin, who has committed to extending the reach and influence of the Russian government … to the point where he attempted a coup to overthrow the freely elected government of Montenegro. If we turn down Montenegro it will not remain the democracy that it is

Mar 24 2017

This is a most serious issue. The question is how significant were those

Mar 23 2017

I have long ago given up on trying to interpret the remarks of the president of the United

Mar 23 2017 - Trump Tower

I have not seen anything like it. It is very disturbing. I think the president can obviously express his views and emotions, but nothing has changed since the director of the FBI said there was no evidence that Trump Tower had been '

Mar 23 2017

No longer does the Congress have credibility to handle this alone, and I don't say that

Mar 23 2017 - Republican Party

There's always additional information that comes out before it's

Mar 22 2017

Other shoes will

Mar 19 2017

All of us know that leaks happen in this town, and we all don't like it – but the fact is that you now have a much larger issue to

Mar 16 2017 - Mexico

My focus is on defense spending. Not 'the fence' –

Mar 15 2017 - Deportation

We simply cannot win this war without the assistance of the Afghan people who put their lives on the line to help American troops and diplomats serving in harm's

Mar 15 2017

This legislation would ensure the continuation of this vital Special Immigrant Visa program, and send a clear message that America will not turn its back on those – who at great personal risk – stand with us in the fight against

Mar 14 2017

I think that after what they have

Mar 13 2017 - Wiretapping

The president has one of two choices – either retract or provide the information that the American people

Mar 13 2017

I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve. If his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the

Mar 13 2017 - Afghanistan

The U.S. objective is the same as in 2001: to prevent terrorists from using that country’s territory to attack our

Mar 12 2017 - Wiretapping

I think the president has one of two choices: either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve, because, if his predecessor violated the law, President Obama violated the law, we have got a serious issue here, to say the least. I do believe on issues such as this, accusing a former president of the United States of something which is not only illegal, but just unheard of, that requires corroboration. I'll let the American people be the judge, but this is serious

Mar 12 2017 - Trump Tower

I do believe on issues such as this, accusing a former president of the United States of something which is not only illegal, but just unheard of, that requires corroboration. I'll let the American people be the judge, but this is serious

Mar 10 2017

This legislation would address CBP's chronic staffing shortage by streamlining background tests for qualified veterans, military service members, and law enforcement officers in good

Mar 07 2017 - Wikileaks

I'd like to see a greater emphasis, to tell you the truth. I really would. I'd like to see a greater

Mar 07 2017

Have no doubt: If we let this program lapse, more than a million veterans will lose their ability to visit a community provider, the VA system will once again become overwhelmed, and veterans will go back to the pre-scandal days of unending wait-times for much-needed

Mar 07 2017 - Wiretapping

I think that the first thing has to happen, is the president should tell the American people where he got the information that the previous president of the United States was violating the

Mar 06 2017 - Wiretapping

The dimensions of this are huge. It's accusing a former president of the United States of violating the law. That's never happened

Mar 04 2017

In other words, President Trump intends to submit a defense budget that is a mere 3 percent above President Obama's defense budget, which has left our military underfunded, undersized, and unready to confront threats to our national

Mar 03 2017

Many of our peoples, including in my own country, are giving up on the

Mar 02 2017

We simply cannot afford to pay $12.9 billion for a single

Mar 01 2017 - Immigration

I hope that it opens the door for comprehensive immigration reform, which we obviously feel is

Feb 27 2017

With a world on fire, America cannot secure peace through strength with just 3 percent more than President Obama's

Feb 20 2017

He is a man of genuine intellect, character, and ability. He knows how to succeed. I give President Trump great credit for this decision, as well as his national security Cabinet

Feb 19 2017

When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press. And I'm not saying that President Trump is trying to be a dictator. I'm just saying we need to learn the lessons of

Feb 19 2017

If you want to preserve – I'm very serious now – if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press. And without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get

Feb 19 2017 - Immigration

I worry about the president's understanding of some of these issues and his contradictory articulations. And I think the rollout of the, quote, immigration reform was an example of a need for an orderly decision making process in the White

Feb 19 2017

I think we should give the president the benefit of the doubt. But at the same time, we have our responsibilities of advise and

Feb 19 2017 - O'Reilly Factor

They have a lot of trust in these individuals. We've just got to have a consistent message to these people who are seriously threatened, particularly our friends in the Baltics. I guess it was Bill O'Reilly who said, But Putin is a killer.' And he basically said, So are we. That moral equivalency is a contradiction of everything the United States has ever stood for in the 20th and 21st

Feb 18 2017

What would von Kleist's generation say if they saw our world today? I fear much about it would be all too familiar for them and they would be alarmed by it. They would be alarmed by an increasing turn away from universal values and toward old ties of blood and race and sectarianism. These are dangerous times, but you should not count America out, and we should not count each other

Feb 17 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray and they've got a lot of work to do. The president I think makes statements (and) on other occasions contradicts himself. So we've learned to watch what the president does as opposed to what he

Feb 17 2017

"In recent years, this question would invite accusations of hyperbole and alarmism. Not this year,". "If ever there were a time to treat this question with a deadly seriousness, it is now.".feedback

Feb 16 2017

Mulvaney has spent his last six years in the House of Representatives pitting the national debt against our

Feb 15 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

Something like this always sucks the oxygen out of the room. The president's national security adviser did not tell the vice president of the United States the truth and had to be fired. It brings up a lot of questions and those questions need to be answered. Right now, without a national security adviser and everything else that's going on in the White House, it is dysfunctional on national

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

It's a dysfunctional White House ... Nobody knows who's in charge and nobody knows who's setting

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

It's dysfunctional as far as national security is concerned. Who is in charge? I don't know of anyone outside of the White House who

Feb 14 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

We need to look at the whole issue … our relationship with Russia and how certain things happened the way they

Feb 14 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

General Flynn's resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration's intentions toward Vladimir Putin's Russia, including statements by the president suggesting moral equivalence between the United States and Russia despite its invasion of Ukraine, annexation of Crimea, threats to our NATO allies, and attempted interference in American

Feb 09 2017

"Many years ago when I was imprisoned in North Vietnam, there was an attempt to rescue the POWs,". "Unfortunately, the prison had been evacuated. But the brave men who were took on that mission and risked their lives in an effort to rescue us prisoners of war were genuine American heroes. Because the mission failed did not in any way diminish their courage and willingness to help their fellow Americans who were held captive. Mr. Spicer should know that story.".feedback

Feb 08 2017 - Al-Qaeda

My understanding of the parameters of the raid were, they wanted to capture individuals. The objective was to kill the bad guys but also capture some of

Feb 08 2017

Any connection between success or failure and the heroism of men and women who serve, there is

Feb 08 2017 - Al-Qaeda

When you lose a $75 million airplane and, more importantly, an American life is lost … I don't believe you can call it a success. My understanding of the parameters of the raid were they wanted to capture individuals and obviously they didn't want to kill children or women and obviously it was not the intention to lose a $75 million airplane as well as the loss of a life. So I believe those were the parameters with which they embarked on the mission. Obviously that didn't

Feb 08 2017 - Al-Qaeda

"While many of the objectives of the recent raid in Yemen were met, I would not describe any operation that results in the loss of American life as a success."feedback

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Vladimir Putin's violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

That this surge of attacks began the day after he talked with you by phone is a clear indication that Vladimir Putin is moving quickly to test you as commander in chief. America's response will have lasting

Feb 02 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

In light of the latest Russian attacks and the prospect of future aggression against Ukraine, I urge you to exercise the authority given to you by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 to provide defensive lethal assistance to Ukraine to defend its territory against further violations by Russia and its separatist

Feb 02 2017 - Terrorism

Failing to do so now not only risks Ukraine's sovereignty, but the further erosion of American credibility. This deepening cooperation is a reminder that from maintaining security and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region to combatting radical Islamist terrorism, the U.S-Australia relationship is more important than

Feb 02 2017

We are united by ties of family and friendship, mutual interests and common values, and shared sacrifice in

Feb 02 2017 - US Marine Corps

This, in my view, was an unnecessary and frankly harmful open dispute over an issue which is not nearly as important as United States-Australian cooperation in working together, including training of our marines in Australia and other areas of military cooperation and

Feb 01 2017

Listen, this wasn't an easy call, but I believe when there's doubt, the incoming president gets the benefit of the

Jan 31 2017 - Russia

Each of our last three presidents had high hopes for building a partnership with the Russian government. Each attempt failed, not for lack of good faith and effort on the U.S. side, but because Putin wants to be our enemy. He needs us as his

Jan 31 2017

Right now, those Iraqis can't come to Arizona to train to be F-16 pilots to defend Americans. That's

Jan 31 2017 - Iraq

There's no comparison. There's thousands of Americans fighting in Iraq as we speak. And what if the Iraqis decided, OK, we're not going to let all these contractors (working with U.S. forces) ... have visas to come into our country? Let's see what they

Jan 31 2017

General Kelly today made some very significant changes to what was initially publicized. So let's see what they

Jan 30 2017 - Department of Homeland Security

We fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against

Jan 29 2017

"The good news is it's only got to do with a pause. The bad news is that obviously that this process and these conclusions were not vetted. There's so much confusion out there."feedback

Jan 28 2017 - Sanctions

For our commander in chief to think otherwise would be naive and

Jan 28 2017 - Trump-Putin

I hope President Trump will put an end to this speculation and reject such a reckless course. If he does not, I will work with my colleagues to codify sanctions against Russia into

Jan 27 2017

When he brings up this issue of torture again, I have to speak up. I have to speak up. I have to. I have no choice on

Jan 26 2017 - Afghanistan

I'm interested in what our military needs and whether they're receiving it. It's clear from your record that you've been an impediment to that for years. You've spent your entire congressional career pitting the debt against the military, and each time, at least for you, our military was less

Jan 26 2017

We are not bringing back torture in the United States of

Jan 26 2017

I'm not inclined to support it. History shows you can tunnel under them, you can breach

Jan 25 2017

There's no evidence of that. And I think that those who allege that have to come up with some substantiation of the

Jan 24 2017

Maybe you don't take it with the seriousness it

Jan 24 2017

"It's a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America's economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region."feedback

Jan 23 2017 - Russia

Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S.

Jan 22 2017

Listen, this wasn't an easy call. But I also believe that, when there's doubt, the president, the incoming president, gets the benefit of the

Jan 13 2017

Pompeo's very popular, Mattis, Kelly – these are popular

Jan 12 2017

He is without a doubt one of the finest military officers of his generation and an extraordinary leader who inspires a rare and special admiration of his

Jan 11 2017

We'll wait and see what the budget is, but my first priority is defending the nation, and the cuts that we enacted have put the security of the nation in

Jan 11 2017

That has been the extent of my contact with the FBI or any other government agency regarding this

Jan 11 2017

Every president should have the benefit of the doubt as to their nominees. So there has to be a compelling reason not to. I still have some concerns and I have got some more questions for Mr.

Jan 08 2017

We need to come to grips with it and get to the bottom of it and overall come up with a strategy in this new form of warfare that can basically harm our economy, harm our elections, harm our national

Jan 06 2017

Do you think there's any credibility we should attach to this

Jan 05 2017

Every American should be alarmed by Russia's attacks on our nation. There is no national security interest more vital to the United States of America than the ability to hold free and fair elections without foreign interference. That is why Congress must set partisanship aside, follow the facts, and work together to devise comprehensive solutions to deter, defend against, and, when necessary, respond to foreign

Jan 01 2017 - Sanctions

We will strongly urge our colleagues toward more meaningful and stronger sanctions against Russia because of their attack on the United States of America. I believe that we must continue to improve our relations and to understand that Vladimir Putin - unless we stand up to him - will continue his aggression and we must stand up to Vladimir

Jan 01 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

In 2017 we will defeat the invaders and send them back where they came from. To Vladimir Putin – you will never defeat the Ukrainian people and deprive them of their independence and

Dec 30 2016 - Sanctions

We intend to lead the effort in the new Congress to impose stronger sanctions on

Dec 29 2016 - Russia

I agree with president elect that we need to get on of our lives - without having elections being affected by any outside influence, especially Vladimir Putin, who is a thug and a

Dec 29 2016 - Russia

I and several of my colleagues have concerns about Mr Tillerson, and some of his past activities, specifically his relationship with Vladimir Putin. I have concerns but at the same time I'm certain we will give Mr Tillerson an opportunity to make his case about why he is qualified to be Secretary of

Dec 27 2016 - NATO

But I am convinced and certain that our relationship and [...] the American relationship with NATO, will remain the same. I think the presence of the American troops here in Estonia is a signal that we believe in what Ronald Reagan believed, and that is peace through

Dec 23 2016 - Israel

The abstention of the United States has made us complicit in this outrageous attack, and marks a troubling departure from our nation's long, bipartisan history of defending our ally Israel in the United Nations. This resolution will serve as yet another roadblock to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, and embolden the enemies of

Dec 20 2016

There's no doubt they were interfering and no doubt that it was cyberattacks. The question now is how much and what damage and what should the United States of America do? And so far, we have been totally

Dec 19 2016

We need a select committee. We need to get to the bottom of this. We need to find out exactly what was done and what the implications of the attacks were, especially if they had an effect on our election. There's no doubt they were interfering and no doubt that it was cyberattacks. The question now is how much and what damage and what should the United States of America do? And so far, we have been totally

Dec 18 2016

Everybody is taking advantage of it, and hopefully that will change

Dec 13 2016 - Russia

It's very well-known that he has a very close relationship with Vladimir

Dec 13 2016 - CIA

Actually, because Mr. Priebus said that doesn't mean it's true. We need a thorough investigation of it, whether both (Democratic and Republican organizations) were hacked into, what the Russian intentions were. We cannot draw a conclusion yet. That's why we need a thorough

Dec 13 2016 - CIA

It's obvious that the Russians hacked into our

Dec 13 2016 - Russia

I don't know what Mr Tillerson's relationship with Vladimir Putin was but, I'll tell you, it is a matter of concern to me. Vladimir Putin is a thug, bully and a

Dec 13 2016

I think history will judge that these are unintended results that are going to cause great challenges to the United States for years to

Dec 12 2016 - Taiwan

I do not respond to every comment by the president-elect because it may be reversed the next

Dec 12 2016

The question is, of course, what was the intention and that's why we need an

Dec 12 2016 - Russia

It's a matter of concern to me that he has such a close personal relationship with Vladimir Putin. And obviously they've done enormous deals

Dec 12 2016

We'll give him a fair hearing. But is it a matter of concern? Certainly it should be a matter of

Dec 07 2016

I joked recently that I've resented it ever since. Neither of us is the shy and retiring type. We've both been known to hold a strong opinion or two, and, when circumstances warrant, we would rather make our points emphatically than

Dec 01 2016

I think the first priority is Obamacare and that's going to take most of the oxygen out of the

Nov 22 2016 - CIA

I don't give a damn what the president of the United States wants to do or anybody else wants to do. We will not waterboard. We will not do

Nov 15 2016 - Russia

The Obama administration's last attempt at resetting relations with Russia culminated in Putin's invasion of Ukraine and military intervention in the Middle

Nov 08 2016

It's fair to say, then, that tonight is very meaningful to

Sep 09 2016

There are no excuses for Donald Trump offensive behaviour, Cindy and I will not vote for

Aug 31 2016

My opponent, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, is a good person. But if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Arizona will need a senator who will act as a check – not a rubber

Aug 31 2016

There is a lot at stake in this election, no matter who wins the presidency. Most of all, it's important that Republicans can fight for the resources our military needs to allow the men and women of our armed forces to continue doing what they do best: keeping us safe from all enemies, defending our interest wherever they are threatened, and exemplifying the values we believe all humanity is entitled

Aug 29 2016

Huma represents what is best about America: the daughter of immigrants, who has risen to the highest levels of our government on the basis of her substantial personal merit and her abiding commitment to the American ideals that she embodies so

Aug 26 2016 - Afghanistan

The strategic imperative for improved relations between the U.S. and Pakistan is clear - for the safety of American troops and the success of their mission in Afghanistan, for the stability of the region and for the national security of both Pakistan and the

Aug 05 2016

Residents "know my record, and they know what I have done and what I can do for the state,". And they will make the decision on that basis. I am totally

Aug 01 2016

I am not prejudging, OK, but it is well known that in the searches for Bergdahl, after - we know now - he deserted, there are allegations that some American soldiers were killed or wounded, or at the very least put their lives in danger, searching for what is clearly a

Aug 01 2016 - Republican Party

I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump's statements. I hope Americans understand that the remarks do not represent the views of our Republican Party, its officers or candidates. While our party has bestowed upon him the nomination, it is not accompanied by unfettered license to defame those who are the best among

Jun 22 2016

We aren't asking for content, we're asking for

Jun 14 2016

By not allowing them to come to this country, they're going to

May 05 2016

I will do what I can to influence the campaign in the areas of national security that I think are most needed to be

Feb 25 2016

If someone wants to build an engine for an airplane that requires congressional authorization, then it must be known who's making it and under what

Feb 14 2016 - Aleppo

Let's be clear about what this agreement does. It allows Russia's assault on Aleppo to continue for another week. Mr Putin is not interested in being our partner. He wants to shore up the Assad regime, he wants to establish Russia as a major power in the Middle East, he wants to use Syria as a live fire exercise for Russia's modernizing

May 25 2015 - Palmyra

There is no strategy. And anybody that says that there is, I'd like to hear what it is, because it certainly isn't apparent now and…. right now we are seeing these horrible, reports are now in Palmyra, they're executing people and leaving their bodies in the streets. Meanwhile, the President of the United States is saying the biggest enemy we have is climate

Dec 05 2014

I hope that Dr. Carter fully understands that as previous Secretaries of Defense have strongly attested he will likely have limited influence over the tight circle around the president who apparently control the entire strategic decision-making

Aug 01 2014

We could not go out for a month or five weeks and not act to help the Israelis replenish their supply of Iron Dome

Jan 28 2014

He doesn't say a word about Syria. We just documented that 11,000 people were killed, murdered and tortured. There is no leadership. It's a shameful chapter in American

Aug 06 2013 - Egypt

We also urge the release of political prisoners. We also urge strongly a national dialogue, national dialogue that is inclusive of parties, including the Muslim Brotherhood. And at the same time, we expect the Muslim Brotherhood to refrain from

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