29 Total Quotes

David Bonior Quotes

This trade agreement is the past masquerading for the future,
David Bonior
#Agreement

We don't need another commission. What we need is action. What we need is pressure. What we need is enforcement and action.
David Bonior
#Action

I think what we have here is a situation in which the president's personal behavior, inappropriate and offensive as it is, is being weighed by the American people and by members of Congress with his job performance as president of the United States, ... He has done a good job for this country.
David Bonior
#Behavior

I think the timing is just atrocious on the part of the Republicans on this issue, ... We need not have this on the floor while the peace process is in a very critical stage.
David Bonior
#Republicans

wants to borrow the money from a former politician who recently signed on with one of the largest lobbying firms in Washington.
David Bonior
#Money

So isn't it ironic that Newt Gingrich is attempting to put his ethic problems behind him with a plan that requires a whole new investigation by the ethics committee?
David Bonior
#Problems

We got 30,000 people that work here and there's no communication on something as essential and as important as that.
David Bonior
#Communication

They are flowing into the mainstream of where American politics and the American people are, ... Nobody wants to have high levels of arsenic in their drinking water. They understand that. They voted with us today to implement that.
David Bonior
#People

This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time'.
David Bonior
#Abuse

What we saw was a father, a husband, a leader of our country who was contrite and was very sorry for his actions,
David Bonior
#Country

Nobody mentioned the word resignation, nobody mentioned the word impeachment, ... This was a meeting for the president to express to us his sorrow, his concern, this was a person who felt very deeply about the pain he has caused.
David Bonior
#Resignation

The lawyers don't use the word 'lie.' But if someone, in the normal course of events...would have done what Newt Gingrich did to a congressional committee, they would go to jail for that.
David Bonior
#Events

This is a repeated pattern of abuse by the speaker over a period of years, and I think Mr. Forbes and other Republicans have sort of had it with this, ... Meet the Press.
David Bonior
#Abuse

We're told we need this trade deal to open up vast markets to American goods, ... But the reality is that most Chinese workers cannot afford to buy the goods that even they make.
David Bonior
#Reality

[Some Democrats saw sinister motives.] Mr. Dole works for a large lobbying firm with interests before Congress, ... Isn't that a conflict of interest?
David Bonior
#Congress

There's a lot of bitterness over what happened. He needs to address that. He needs to dig deeper to understand that in order for him to really bind the wounds that are out there in the country,
David Bonior
#Bitterness

We're not going away, ... These problems aren't going to go away.
David Bonior
#Problems

This is the Bobby Knight of trade deals, ... You abuse and abuse and abuse, and we come back and say, 'Okay, you can do it one more time.'
David Bonior
#Abuse

America should not give up the leverage to bring about democratic reforms,
David Bonior
#America

Now, whether there will be a vast majority of Democrats, I think, depends to a large extent on what happens with the specifics,
David Bonior
#Democrats

This House is out of touch. It is out of control. And it is so consumed that they have just denied us a chance to vote on the one option -- the one option -- that commands the support of the American people, and that is censure,
David Bonior
#Control

This is not the America that I spent 26 years fighting for as a US congressman. And it certainly is not the legacy I want to leave my grandchildren.
David Bonior
#America

It would be a grave mistake to go forward with this vote while our nation is engaged in military action, ... I cannot even believe we are having this debate.
David Bonior
#Action

China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade, ... They don't have any compliance or enforcement.
David Bonior
#Trade

It was very skillful how he did that. There was no support for doing away with the prevailing wage. He knew there were 30 or 40 Republicans who supported [him], and he put the pressure on them to pressure the president so we could get this done.
David Bonior
#Support

In the final analysis we believe that freedom and democracy are not byproducts for economic prosperity, they are conditions for it, ... This is not the time to vote. This is not the time to give up our leverage once and for all.
David Bonior
#Democracy

China has not lived up to any other trade agreements over the last decade... They don't have any compliance or enforcement.
David Bonior
#American Politician

I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars. I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence of affordable gasoline in Michigan.
David Bonior
#American Politician

This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
David Bonior
#American Politician