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“It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate.”
“Fear is a motivator, and we are not fear-mongers. The Democrats are messengers of hope, and that’s what we will continue to be.”
Republicans are spending a lot of effort trying to scare Americans about ISIS. Probably just a coincidence that there’s an election soon.
“I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming. I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there.”
“…their callous indifference to the plight of children streaming across the border, fleeing horrific circumstances in their own country. Republicans are simply strangled by extremism.
There is no more establishment, or middle or moderate wing. You’ve got the Steve King wing of the Republican Party today, who raised the specter of impeachment this weekend.
These people are out of control. It’s stunning.”
“If you want to call me an activist attorney general, I will proudly accept that label.
…[To critics that say there's an] activist civil rights division and this is an activist attorney general — I’d say I agree with you 1000 percent and [I am] proud of it.”
“I think the real, fundamental problem that the Republicans have is, ‘How do we get meaner, how do we get nastier with immigrants, so that we can take a smaller group,’ now apparently led by Senator Cruz — I mean, maybe he’s gonna be the next Speaker of the House. Because it’s quite clear that Mr. Boehner has no control over this conference.
…So where are they moving today? They’re going to move to be meaner to immigrants in order to bring their conference together.”
“We cannot let a minority of people, and that’s what it is, it is a minority of people, hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people.”