A compilation of quotations on a variety of issues by national, state and regional writers, well-known personalities, just plain everyday people and from various publications collected by the editors of THE ADVANCE.
Quotes for our Times:
Garrett Ventry, Republican communications and policy executive: McCarthy, House Republicans' impeachment inquiry plans: The case is strong.
The Speaker is correct to open an impeachment inquiry. House Republicans will be granted the apex of Congressional authority, to cut through executive privilege, obtain documents and witnesses testimony. The courts should be deferential to Congressional Oversight because of their sole constitutional authority to prosecute through impeachment. Congress has uncovered bank statements, whistleblower and witness testimony.
Jeffrey Clark, associate editor for Fox News Digital: WaPo columnist argues Biden 'too old' to run again, should have stopped Hunter's 'attempts to impress clients'.
Columnist David Ignatius argued that while Biden 'has been a successful and effective president,' it still would be a mistake for him to run for re-election in 2024. According to Axios, Ignatius has long been one of the president's favorite newspaper columnists, which could make his words sting a little more.
'I don't think Biden and Vice President Harris should run for re-election,' Ignatius wrote. 'It's painful to say that, given my admiration for much of what they have accomplished. But if he and Harris campaign together in 2024, I think Biden risks undoing his greatest achievement — which was stopping [former President] Trump.'
Gregg Jarrett, Fox News legal analyst and commentator: Impeachment inquiry: Can Democrats clear Joe Biden's name?
This is exactly what our Founding Fathers feared the most — an unscrupulous and greedy President who might jeopardize our national security for personal enrichment. It is why they crafted a Constitutional provision specifically identifying treason and bribery as impeachable offenses.
But don’t expect Democrats to welcome the opportunity to clear Joe Biden’s name, as they should. It’s an impossible task. They’ll resort to resisting, obstructing, and denying everything. Their handmaidens in the press will continue to deceive you about the law.
And Joe Biden? He’ll invoke the infamous Sergeant Schultz excuse that he knows nothing. Given his diminished mental acuity, that may turn out to be his only viable defense.
Newt Gingrich, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and commentator: Biden's not too old. He's too Joe Biden (incompetent for decades).
The truth is, as a candidate, U.S. senator, vice president, and president, Biden has always had a loose relationship with reality – and a stunning willingness to just make things up. His recent story about his house almost burning down is a lie he has told on at least eight occasions over the years. It simply is not true, and that simply does not matter to Biden.