“Why are we dividing ourselves along Democrats and Republicans, refusing to put revenue alongside of cuts? Mr. Speaker, we’re at the bone, almost, and sequester that is across-the-board cuts will literally destroy us and put us in a recession.
I stand here as a freed slave because this Congress came together. Are we going to be able to do it today to free America?”
“[T]he sacred and simple act of being able to vote for a person of your choosing causes the ire of so many State legislatures who, after the 2010 election and the misrepresentation that there was fraud in the 2008 election, maybe because we elected the first African American President, or some crisis generated this response, we have this kind of map that shows practically 40 States, it looks like, all but 11, that require photo ID.”
“[That 40 states require voter ID] is a shame on us. This is a pox on our House. And it is a pox on our House because fraud cannot be documented.”
“These are code words. It’s inappropriate.
…The codes words are, as far as I’m concerned, words that generate and signify race.”