Statements about History
Says Nelson Mandela "was a communist."
The minimum wage "in real terms right now is below where it was when Harry Truman was in office."
"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."
"Black people kill more black people every six months than the KKK did in 86 years."
"Under Mayor Cicilline, [Providence] was a sanctuary city."
"In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered, 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all the other presidents."
Says Thomas Jefferson said, "You might be able to fool the people for awhile, and they may go astray, but sooner or later the American people are going to wake up and they will correct the course."
I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."
In 1929, the Secretary of State shut down a program that was "collecting information to protect America" because it was "unseemly," but that move led to "millions and millions" of deaths in World War II.
"Woodrow Wilson borrowed $30 billion to fund World War I in 1917. That money has not been paid back. And we are still paying interest on it."
Says under President Barack Obama, the debt increased by 23 percent, which was less than under any president going back to Ronald Reagan.
"Neville Chamberlain told the British people: ‘Accept the Nazis. Yes, they will dominate the continent of Europe, but that is not our problem. Let's appease them. Why? Because it can't be done. We cannot possibly stand against them.’"
Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."
Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership.
The very first meal on the surface of the moon was the Holy Communion.
Says there's a "100-year-old international norm not to use chemical weapons."
"The House did vote against engagement in Kosovo, and Bill Clinton kept fighting anyway. And, then, ultimately, a vote did pass."
The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority "was supposed to exist only until the bonds used to build the Newport Bridge were paid off through tolls. Once the bonds were paid, the Newport Bridge was to be transferred to the State of Rhode Island and become toll-free."
Says Terry McAuliffe is "the person who invented the scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom."
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
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