My job as majority leader is be supportive of our troops, try to have input as decisions are made and to look at those decisions after they're made, ... And not to march in lock step with everything the president decides to do.
Remember, there's not a constitutional crisis here, ... The presidency will be there. The government will be there and be strong after this is over. This is a Clinton crisis. The system is working. There is a process that will work.
The vote will not occur in any event before some time during the day tomorrow, ... We don't have an agreement at this point to do anything but to go forward with the vote, but we're exploring all kinds of possibilities and that's where we stand.
I want to say this about my state. When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years either.
We feel that flexibility should be allowed for local teachers and administrators to decide whether that money needs to go just for teachers or can it be used for individuals with disabilities ... or for computers or roof repairs,
Sometimes inaction is better than wrong action, so if I can't see a way to come to a reasonable agreement, then the alternative would be to try to find a way to leave that money in place and let the debt be retired,
[Despite his expressed doubts, Lott said he thinks it is important Congress offer its support for U.S. military action should the president think such action is necessary.] Do I have doubts?, ... Yes, but do we have responsibilities? Yes.
You should always be looking for ... new blood, new energy, qualified staff, new people in administration. I'm not talking about wholesale changes, but you've got to reach out and bring in more advice and counsel, ... Fox News Sunday.