Ian Hanchett


Gillibrand: Trump ‘Is Making This Country Less Safe’

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stated that the president is “creating so much disruption in foreign policy that he is making this country less safe.” Host Rachel Maddow asked, “Do

UNITED STATES - MAY 11 - Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., speaks alongside House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, to discuss how Donald Trump’s rhetoric echoes the long-standing policy positions of House Republicans. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ …

Hoyer: Border Wall Isn’t a Moral Issue, It’s Whether It Works

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) stated that while he doesn’t think a border wall is the best way to spend money, building one isn’t an issue of morality and

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, makes a point to reporters about Brett Kavanaugh's accusers as he arrives for a vote at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

Graham: We’re Seeing in Syria What We Saw in Iraq

During Attorney General nominee William Barr’s hearing on Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) addressed the deadly attack in Syria that occurred earlier in the day and expressed concern that Syria is turning out the way Iraq did.

SEATTLE, WA - APRIL 22: Washington state Governor Jay Inslee speaks at a rally during the March for Science at Cal Anderson Park on April 22, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Participants were advocating for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence …

Inslee: Shutdown Has Created ‘An Emergency Involving National Security’

On Friday’s “CNN Tonight,” Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D) stated that President Trump has created “an emergency involving national security” with the government shutdown. Inslee said, “[I]t’s sad that we now have an emergency involving national security. Because our border


Brooks: Trump Should Have Fought Wall Fight with GOP House Majority

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks argued President Trump should have had the fight over funding the border wall when he had a Republican majority in the House. Brooks said Trump “should have fought this fight, obviously, when

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks during a committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Grassley: National Emergency Declaration Would Be ‘A Bad Precedent’

On Friday’s broadcast of CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” Senate Finance Committee Chairman and Senate Judiciary Committee member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) stated that President Trump declaring a national emergency is “a bad precedent,” and he should not do so. Grassley said, “The president

Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, and former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, May 8, 2017, during the subcommittee's on Crime and Terrorism hearing: "Russian Interference in the 2016 United States …

Graham: ‘I Just Don’t See a Pathway Forward’ to End Shutdown

While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stated that he doesn’t see a way forward to end the shutdown and has “never been more depressed about moving forward than I am right now.” Graham said, “I have never

Hogan Gidley

Gidley: Immigration ‘Has to Be Fixed via Congress’

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley stated that immigration “has to be fixed via Congress,” and the White House doesn’t want to “let them off the hook here.” Gidley


Van Hollen: More Senate Republicans Will Take Our Position on Shutdown

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) predicted that more Senate Republicans will cross over and join Democrats in supporting reopening the government without border wall funding. Host Lawrence O’Donnell asked, “Senator, what’s happening