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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.