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stated on March 12, 2020 in a Facebook post
Says Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Ted Cruz took two weeks paid sick leave to self-quarantine. Gaetz “voted in 2013 to make it illegal for any city in Florida to enact paid sick leave,” and Cruz “voted in 2015 in the U.S. Senate against paid sick leave.”
stated on March 12, 2020 in a story
Says Nancy Pelosi was “caught trying to include abortion funding in bill to combat coronavirus.”
stated on March 6, 2020 in a story
Says Nancy Pelosi delayed coronavirus funding so “Dems could campaign on it.”
stated on February 24, 2020 in a CNN town hall
Says Democratic members of Congress who represent Cuban Americans in Florida and have been critical of Sanders “just so happen to be supporting other candidates.”
stated on February 25, 2020 in a blog post
“Congress files charges against Nancy Pelosi.”
stated on February 4, 2020 in a speech
“House Democrats have passed more than 275 bipartisan bills this Congress."
stated on February 7, 2020 in a comment to reporters
"I thought it was a terrible thing when (Nancy Pelosi) ripped up the speech. First of all, it's an official document. You're not allowed. It's illegal what she did. She broke the law."
stated on February 5, 2020 in a tweet
Says a video proves Pelosi “was planning” to rip up President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address “from the start.”
stated on February 4, 2020 in a tweet
"Nancy Pelosi may have just committed a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2071, Section 2071 (a) when she ripped up President Trump’s State of the Union address. This violation is punishable by up to three years in prison.”
stated on February 4, 2020 in comments on CNN
“Traditionally, the Speaker says: ‘Members of Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States.’ (Tonight) Speaker Pelosi said, ‘Members of Congress, the President of the United States.’ "
stated on January 22, 2020 in a post on Facebook
Says President Donald Trump this week will sign an executive order creating term limits for Congress.
stated on January 12, 2020 in a Facebook post
The percent of millionaires in Congress is 50% while the percent among the U.S. public is 1 percent
stated on December 2, 2019 in a Facebook post
"Congress rejects $336 (per) month increase in" Social Security and disability benefits "but approves $8,872 (per) month increase for themselves."
stated on December 19, 2019 in a Democratic primary debate in Los Angeles
"You have to have congressional authority" to close Guantanamo Bay prison.
stated on December 11, 2019 in a tweet
"104 House Democrats voted for impeachment before the Ukraine call took place."
stated on December 18, 2019 in in an impeachment debate
Says President Donald Trump "has not given this Congress a single email, phone record or document."
stated on December 11, 2019 in a post on Facebook
Says Adam Schiff’s family Christmas card has a photo of the whistleblower, who is dating Schiff’s daughter.
stated on December 4, 2019 in a House judiciary committee hearing
"We provided terrorists in Iraq more rights and due process in the Central Criminal Court of Iraq" than House Democratic leadership has afforded President Donald Trump in the impeachment inquiry.
stated on September 23, 2019 in a Facebook post
Says Warren Buffett asked people to forward a chain email about the "Congressional Reform Act of 2019."
stated on November 17, 2019 in a TV interview
"I am the only member of Congress that voted for both inquiries -- the Clinton inquiry and now the Trump inquiry."
The Controversy Over GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy’s ‘Chinese Coronavirus’ Tweet, Explained
By Chris Nichols • March 12, 2020