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stated on October 20, 2021 in a Facebook post
“Gas prices were WAY higher in 2008, under REPUBLICAN president George W. Bush.”
stated on August 20, 2016 in a posting on Facebook
Says President Barack Obama "has taken less vacation days than any other president in a generation," while Congress "has taken more vacation days than any other Congress in history."
National Rifle Association
stated on August 10, 2016 in
Says Hillary Clinton "doesn’t believe in your right to keep a gun at home for self-defense."
stated on August 10, 2016 in a viral video
Says President Bill Clinton did not sign NAFTA.
stated on May 20, 2016 in a newspaper interview
"I can tell you that the enhanced interrogation techniques that have since been banned by this administration — specifically waterboarding — work."
stated on May 10, 2015 in comments on ABC's "This Week"
"During the Bush administration, you actually had a prominent liberal write a book about how Bush was preparing for a fascist takeover of this country."
stated on March 10, 2015 in remarks on Fox's Hannity
In 2007, when Nancy Pelosi met with President Assad of Syria, "nobody got upset."
stated on January 23, 2015 in various social media postings
The Republican Party has not won a presidential election without either a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket since 1928.
stated on January 20, 2015 in an analysis of Obama's speech
In President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, "the words ‘al-Qaida’ were never used, the first time those words have not been used in a State of the Union address since February 2001."
stated on April 4, 2014 in a radio interview
When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."
stated on January 22, 2014 in a broadcast of CNN's "Piers Morgan Live"
Says in 2000, Fox News broke the story of George W. Bush’s drunk driving arrest. "Who broke it? Fox News."
stated on January 13, 2014 in an interview with NPR
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
stated on November 8, 2013 in in an interview on the "Tonight Show"
"Under President (George W.) Bush, prosecution of gun crimes was 30 percent higher than it is under President Obama."
stated on October 15, 2013 in a speech
"Test scores had gone up steadily for 40 years until No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top."
stated on September 5, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC’s “All In”
Says he "opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq" in 2003.
stated on August 9, 2013 in a segment of his MSNBC show, "Politics Nation"
Says President Barack Obama "has taken 92 days of vacation since he was sworn in," compared to 367 for President George W. Bush at the same point in his presidency.
stated on June 4, 2013 in a House Ways and Means hearing
"During the Bush administration, liberal groups were targeted" by the IRS, similar to recent targeting.
stated on January 17, 2013 in a panel discussion on poverty
"When George Bush became president of the United States, 17 million people were in poverty. When he left, 30 million people were in poverty."
stated on October 30, 2012 in a TV commercial
"Sheldon Whitehouse [got] a secret closed-door briefing, warning of the [2008 economic] crash."
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
stated on September 12, 2012 in a TV ad
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "admitted" that Washington, D.C., "changed" him into an insider selling his influence to make millions from powerful special interests.