57 Total Quotes

Dick Durbin Quotes

He wants to work with people around the world, and he couldn't work with people in his own office. And he's supposed to be open, as our man at the U.N., to ideas from other people. And he's been a real tyrant when it came to people he worked with, who disagreed with him. This man doesn't have the temperament for this job.
Dick Durbin
#Office

It is very difficult to track how this man, who gave us such misleading information before the invasion of Iraq, now under active investigation for endangering American troops, is now the toast of the town,
Dick Durbin
#Information

I asked the attorney general to please ask our special counsel in this case to take a look at the precedent of the Paris Hilton case and see if he can perhaps protect our records as much as we want to protect that poor young lady's telephone records,
Dick Durbin
#Ask

Words of tribute are in order to honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women and their loved ones. But words are not enough. We owe them leadership and a clear strategy to bring our troops home with their mission truly accomplished.
Dick Durbin
#Honor

Whether we're talking about Red Cross, or Second Harvest, Salvation Army or other groups, this is direct assistance right to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We need to do our part at the government level, but this dramatic outpouring of support across the country to the Red Cross and other agencies, is money well spent. It's money that really is effectively cutting across a lot of red tape and helping people,
Dick Durbin
#Army

The American people have a right to know whether any elected official misused intelligence to mislead our nation into war.
Dick Durbin
#Intelligence

It is unacceptable that disabled veterans in Illinois rank at the bottom of the list when it comes to disability pay. We owe our disabled veterans more than speeches, parades and monuments.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician #Disability

I wonder, where are you? ... All of us are trying to get down to, what are your core values?
Dick Durbin
#Trying

Where eight years ago the want ads were empty and the welfare lines were long, we now have 22 million new jobs in our nation, ... Where eight years ago stagnation was crippling our economy, we now stand strong.
Dick Durbin
#Welfare

I'm hoping that (the president and Congress are) sensitive to what consumers are needing,
Dick Durbin
#Congress

I wanted to make certain that no conflicts of interest would have prevented Mr. Flanigan from performing his duties,
Dick Durbin
#Interest

. . . The White House promised new details in his speech. The president delivered generalities,
Dick Durbin
#Speech

really raises serious questions about the consistency of the policy.
Dick Durbin
#Consistency

If he is suggesting an open-ended, long-term commitment, I'm afraid that's not good enough,
Dick Durbin
#Commitment

I don't think we should race to a conclusion here,
Dick Durbin
#Race

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician

I've known John since before I was elected and have worked closely with him on health issues, especially Medicaid reimbursement and asthma. I am supporting his re-election.
Dick Durbin
#Health

The combination of lax security and deadly chemicals is a toxic mix. Illinois has more facilities that store extremely hazardous material than any other state, with over 100,000 pounds of hazardous substance stored in over 600 facilities.
Dick Durbin
#Security

This opportunity is slipping through our hands like grains of sand.
Dick Durbin
#Opportunity

At the very least, Mr. Gonzales helped to create a permissive environment that made it more likely that abuses would take place.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician #Environment

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician

We all join the President in applauding the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform. But we must continue to provide them the tools they need to accomplish the difficult tasks they face.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician

It simply isn't fair for senators to cut to the front of the line when seniors around the country have been forced to wait for hours to get a flu shot.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician

Wesley Clark's name never came up once, but [Kerry] mentioned his interest in Dick Durbin several times. He made it clear that Durbin is very much on his list.
Dick Durbin
#Interest

Nothing should ever be said to demean or diminish that moral tragedy, ... I'm also sorry if anything I said, in any way, cast a negative light on our fine men and women in the military.
Dick Durbin
#Tragedy

The credibility of the president is on the line. And I believe that he should move forward as quickly as possible to call for a full investigation. We should be able to point to those people fully responsible for putting that misleading language in the State of the Union address. They should be held accountable, and they should be dismissed.
Dick Durbin
#Credibility

We can't do much about ensuring that the homeland is safe if our local police and sheriffs' departments don't have the personnel they need to keep our streets and neighborhoods secure.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician

Millions of Americans take vitamins safely every day, including me. Vitamins and mineral supplements taken in recommended doses are safe. It's the designer supplements that are worrisome.
Dick Durbin
#American Politician