Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 2.9.14

ABC’s “This Week” – “But can we acknowledge that this excuse that the speaker used that it’s the president and you know Republicans can’t trust him, can we acknowledge that that was a pretty lame excuse?” — Host Jon Karl to Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) on Boehner’s immigration reversal.

CBS’s “Face the Nation” – “It appears to be another example of the Obama administration imposing its will on the states.” — Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) on Eric Holder expanding rights for gay couples at the Dept. of Justice.

“Fox News Sunday” – “Now they don’t have to work two full time jobs to get their health benefits. And the point I want to raise is that these jobs will be filled. It’s not going to have an impact on our economy. We have people waiting to work.” — Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) on the CBO report that says ObamaCare subsidies create incentives for millions of Americans to work fewer hours or not to work at all.

NBC’s “Meet the Press” – “There is no doubt that I am a primary subject of interest for them. And from time to time, they have also leaked conversations I have that I thought were private.” — U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul on whether he has been the target of Russian spying.

CNN’s “State of the Union” – “The one thing Putin is good at, it’s cracking down on his own country. I think Sochi will be safe.” — Frmr. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns.

Univision’s “Al Punto” – It’s a tie:

“Clearly, there won’t be immigration reform. If someone says otherwise, they’re lying to you.” — Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID)


“Submit the bill to a vote by members. If it doesn’t pass, so be it. But please, don’t tell us it’s dead just because they don’t want to allow a vote. We’re here to work, to deliver. As they say in English, ‘You gotta know how to walk and chew gum.'” — Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA)