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Henry Hyde Quotes

Henry Hyde
I wish to commend you for your vigorous defense of American values, including democracy and human rights, and for holding to account those who would threaten America's economic security through the systematic counterfeiting of our national currency.
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#Defense

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We have no precedent to follow on the involvement of the independent counsel in our proceedings. However, it seems both useful and instructive that we should hear from him since he is the person most familiar with the complicated matters the House has directed us to review.
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#Counsel

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I fear that important religious sites will become museums for commercial purposes and will no longer be maintained as places of spiritual worship shared by billions across the world,
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#Fear

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The time has come for the American people, for the members of Congress to get this report,
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#Congress

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We work to make this country the kind of America they (U.S. veterans) were willing to die for, ... That's an America where the idea of sacred honor still has the power to stir men's souls. My solitary, solitary hope is that 100 years from today people will look back at what we've done and say, 'They kept the faith.'
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#America

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We hope and expect that the Senate will reject this motion and continue an expeditious search for the facts. History and justice demand a full record of the truth,
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#Facts

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without cooperation from the White House and committee Democrats, who have consistently advocated strict time limits.
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#Cooperation

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We respect and appreciate the bipartisan agreement established by this Senate, ... We intend to use the time we have been provided to present a compelling case on the serious charges pending against the President.
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#Agreement

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The Senate shouldn't tell us how to try our case,
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#Senate

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When all the distractions and diversions have been made, at the end of it all we're about one mighty task, and that's vindicating the rule of law, ... Therefore, it's very important that we don't get sidetracked by attempts to cut deals or cry wolf about partisanship, but keep our eye on the ball.
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#Distractions

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We should nurture better ties with China.
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#China

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As it stands, the situation is both strange and unusual in that the Indian authorities know more about this important proposal than we in Congress.
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#Authorities

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Do you really cleanse the office as provided in the Constitution or do you use the Air Wick of a censure resolution? ... A censure is something that is a device, a way of avoiding ... an up or down on impeachment.
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#Constitution

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This is not the time to get angry at the Senate. At the same time, this is a strange process, one that we're not familiar with. In terms of making a case, the question of the production of witnesses, it has been rendered difficult.
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#Senate

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There are so many women on the floor of Congress, it looks like a mall.
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#American Politician #Congress

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We fulfilled our oath of office to discharge our duty according to the Constitution and when elected officials do that, democracy works,
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#Constitution

Henry Hyde
That is a spin from out of nowhere, ... All I know is every time I give advice to Newt, he nods his head affirmatively.
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#Advice

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America is hungry for people who believe in something. You may disagree with us but we believe in something.
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#America

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as we enact these reforms, we must exercise some care in avoiding unforeseen consequences.
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#Consequences

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It's increasingly clear Henry can't control them (other Republicans) or that he doesn't want to.
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#Control

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Because the president is the only individual with knowledge of almost every material fact relevant to the trial, his testimony could greatly help to expeditiously and fairly bring this matter to a close,
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#Knowledge

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It appears that you have already made up your mind and that you believe a rush to judgment is appropriate without the airing of the facts or thoughtful consideration of the evidence,
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#Judgment

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I think it would be awkward to have an impeachment vote during a bombing in Iraq,
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#Iraq

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Do we still have a government of laws and not of men? Does the law apply to some people with force and ferocity while the powerful are immune? Do we have one set of laws for the officers and another for the enlisted? Should we? These are but a few questions these hearings are intended to explore.
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#Government

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We are not confined to the Starr referral, ... That was the debate we had on the floor with the resolution that empowered us to review the material from the independent counsel. Mr. (Rick) Boucher (D-Virginia) and the Democrats wanted a very narrow scope. And we wanted a wider scope. And we prevailed. And so we are not bound by the parameters of the Starr referral.
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#Debate

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By their very nature, these kinds of crimes attack the integrity of the judicial system, ... Indeed, that's why they're crimes. To argue that in certain instances these crimes mean little is to say our judicial system means little. I reject that notion.
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#Integrity

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I do not understand how these statements could be made with Congress having yet to be fully consulted ... Indian authorities know more about this important proposal than we in Congress,
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#Congress

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many unknowns surrounding the overall agreement (and) there is much work to be done before that (congressional) assent can be given.
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#Agreement

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I don't care how we got in [to Iraq].
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#Iraq