Best Quotes from the Sunday Shows, 5.11.14

“Next time, I’m going to have you in studio. I might have better control here.” – Host Candy Crowley, to Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) after a contentious back-and-forth over Benghazi and Obamacare. CNN’s “State of the Union”

“But you’re still blaming the President, Congressman, with all due respect, and Republicans haven’t moved.  I mean if you really want it, the Republican Party really wanted to do something right now, they could vote today on the House.  And you’re not doing that.” -Host Jorge Ramos laying into Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) over his party’s failure to move immigration reform legislation. Univision’s “Al Punto”

“I do.” -Sen. Marco Rubio on whether he thinks he’s ready to be President. ABC’s “This Week”

“I do think it continually should be reviewed. I’m open to that, by the way.” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on possibly repealing the policy against transgender people serving in the military. ABC’s “This Week”

“If [Secretary of Defense Eric] Shinseki can’t come here and tell Congress how exactly he’s going to change that culture there, I think we need to find somebody who’s willing to go in and shake up the Veteran’s Affairs.” Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) on recent reports that soldiers have died waiting for treatment at VA hospitals. CBS’s “Face the Nation”

“My own view is that the problem is below the Secretary. And I think it’s really important for him to delve into this.” -Fmr.Defense Secretary Robert Gates on the VA scandal. CBS’s “Face the Nation”

“I just believe nobody should work full time and live in poverty. And you know what? Most of America agrees.” -Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) responds to those who call her a socialist. CBS’s “Face the Nation”

“I believe so. We’ve always said that we’re ready to participate…What we don’t want to see is reckless and irresponsible use of Congress and taxpayer money to do these witch hunts.” -Rep. Xavier Beccera (D-CA) on whether House Democrats will participate in a Special Committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks. “Fox News Sunday”


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