71 Total Quotes

Joe Lockhart Quotes

The United States stands firmly in support of a solution that offers justice and human rights for all the citizens of a unified, peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka.
Joe Lockhart
#Human Rights

The Republicans may be divided but the country is not, the country believes we need to get Social Security fixed and we should do it this year,
Joe Lockhart
#Country

We've been officially reassured at a high level that Russia will not be drawn into the conflict into the Balkans.
Joe Lockhart
#Conflict

The tax is set at what the Congress and the president believe is an appropriate level to help.
Joe Lockhart
#Congress

You're talking about a plan that will likely mean deep cuts in the Social Security guaranteed benefits, and is based on the fact that he hopes that the stock market does well.
Joe Lockhart
#Security

On Kosovo, the Russians have played a constructive role. We expect that to continue. ... We also expect that Russia will continue on the path of economic reform and move forward with the efforts that have been ongoing there now for some time.
Joe Lockhart
#Russia

Despite the problems with the ceremonial events, the substantive work goes on, ... Our team believes we've made some progress today.
Joe Lockhart
#Events

I think the Y2K success story to date is very much a testament to the government working in partnership with local governments, communities, corporations. I don't think there were -- there were very few pockets of people in this country who were not aware and prepared for the Y2K.
Joe Lockhart
#Government

We have a real emergency here. The president believes it's unfortunate that Congress has sent down legislation that isn't clean.
Joe Lockhart
#Congress

It's not clear what the parliament was acting on, what their vote was actually on.
Joe Lockhart
#Acting And Actors

I think there's a premium on not jumping to conclusions,
Joe Lockhart
#Conclusions

We have dozens and dozens and dozens of judicial nominees up there waiting and we have a court system that's crying out for more judges.
Joe Lockhart
#Australian Journalist

I have no intention to provide progress reports. It is clear the difficulty of these issues, and I think the best thing is to let the parties work on their differences.
Joe Lockhart
#Difficulty

There's some fundamental issues of fairness about how the president and his legal team can prepare for the next phase of this process. We also understand the arithmetic of the Senate, which is there's 55 Republicans and 45 Democrats, so ultimately the Republicans can do what they feel is best, even if it's not fair to the president,
Joe Lockhart
#Fairness

Why do we possibly need to delay this trial any longer? The Senate now knows that they will not remove the president. And the Republican majority has to answer to the country of why they want to continue to extend this process,
Joe Lockhart
#Delay

the prerogative of the Senate to set the rules, and we will wait until the time that they have designated to deal with any motions we might file.
Joe Lockhart
#Rules

You can spend way too much time talking about things like optimism, pessimism, what your hopes are,
Joe Lockhart
#Optimism

ways to strengthen peace and stability, deepen democracy and civil society and promote economic reforms.
Joe Lockhart
#Democracy

The same people who say there has been no ethnic cleansing in Kosovo are now saying they are withdrawing troops, and as evidence let you see 120 or 150 people getting on buses heading north.
Joe Lockhart
#People

satisfied with the clear statement that Israel takes into account our security concerns both for U.S. security and the security in the region.
Joe Lockhart
#Israel

It was all of their work. It was their legal analysis and their tax analysis that formed the foundation of the pardon. So ... it is incorrect to say that they were part of the pardon application. That was something that [Rich attorney] Jack Quinn did. But it was all of their work that persuaded the president that he ought to grant the pardon.
Joe Lockhart
#Work

pleased the operation moved forward in a peaceful fashion.
Joe Lockhart
#Fashion

Debates, in the modern political system, are not won by the person who knows the most information; they're won by the person who is most persuasive for their position,
Joe Lockhart
#Information

And that having gone through it, turn 180 degrees in the other direction and say, it's so important, it's so important to this country and it's so damaging that the president should resign. I think, I think that that is a strategy that betrays partisanship and cynicism,
Joe Lockhart
#Direction

The way the resolution is written we really don't know where we are going in this process after Wednesday, ... We don't know exactly what's going to happen after Wednesday and there are enough holes in this resolution that it can be opened up with a simple majority and we could be here for a very long time.
Joe Lockhart
#Resolution

I think that it won't add any new information and can be put in the category of a stunt.
Joe Lockhart
#Information

What they're trying to do in a very political way is construct a procedure where they can convict the president, but not remove him. And you can put as many fancy words around that as possible. The Constitution is clear. The Senate has one role, which is to convict and remove,
Joe Lockhart
#Trying

in a good atmosphere; the discussions have been serious ... both sides fully understand the difficulty, but understand what is ahead of them.
Joe Lockhart
#Difficulty

And as they move forward, they should keep in the back of their minds that there may be consequences for them when this is over,
Joe Lockhart
#Consequences

both of them are people with great intellect, very engaging, very interesting to be around and have a real sense of where the country's going.
Joe Lockhart
#People