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The American public deserves to know the answers. Did he keep these memos? What do those memos say? And why did he write it? And how did he feel? Did he ever feel like he was being put in a position where he couldn't do his job? There's no doubt that that's the questions that are going to get asked, and asked repeatedly. This cloud is impacting everything else. People got what they voted for.feedback
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May 22 2017
Marco Rubio has been quoted 137 times. The one recent article where Marco Rubio has been quoted is Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing. Most recently, Marco Rubio was quoted as having said, “The American public deserves to know the answers. Did he keep these memos? What do those memos say? And why did he write it? And how did he feel? Did he ever feel like he was being put in a position where he couldn't do his job? There's no doubt that that's the questions that are going to get asked, and asked repeatedly. This cloud is impacting everything else. People got what they voted for.”.
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I don't think it's a secret that I disagreed with many of the decisions made by the Obama administration on foreign policy, but that presidency's over. We have a new presidency.feedback

This idea that we're going to get rid of ISIS and then we'll hopefully use Assad and others to come up with a solution. It's not going to work. There seems to be a difference between what Ambassador Haley is saying, and what she said last night that Assad really has no future, and what I heard this morning from Secretary Tillerson. You cannot have a stable Syria without jihadist elements on the ground with Bashar al-Assad in power.feedback

I think the time has come for some of these countries to be worried about us a little bit, not us always worried about what they might do.feedback

We need to now move forward through a combination of diplomacy and, quite frankly, the support of groups on ground, particularly non-jihadist Sunni groups, to create alternatives to the Assad regime.feedback

I don't think it's a coincidence that a few days later we see this.feedback

Tonight's actions show the days of being able to attack with impunity when it comes to Assad are over.feedback

I think this is an important, decisive step that was taken. It is a degrading of the capability of the Syrian regime to carry out further chemical attacks against innocent civilians. This will degrade their capability to launch those attacks from the air, and I think it was an important step, and hopefully it's part of a comprehensive strategy.feedback

If you're Bashar al Assad and they're basically sending you a signal that in the end, they just want you to finish this war quickly…that is, in my view, something that would encourage him to do something like what we've just seen. So I personally do not believe it's coincidental.feedback

Venezuela's democracy has been on life support for years now, but the decision to shut down the country's legislative body confirms our worst fears; Maduro is an unhinged dictator who has systematically dismantled democracy in this country.feedback

Ultimately I'm not sure that's the direction the Appropriations Committee is going to move.feedback

For 1st time in a long time @StateDept #humanrights report will not be presented by Secretary of State. I hope they reconsider.feedback

The administration's budget isn't going to be the budget. We do the budget here. The administration makes recommendations, but Congress does budgets.feedback

I believe a border wall is part of our security needs, but that alone isn't going to achieve the goal.feedback

You know what they say about men with small hands. You can't trust them.feedback

I think people can disagree on policy, but you've got to be very careful about that kind of thing because the wrong person sees that and gets the wrong idea you could have a real problem.feedback

Just yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office found that Obamacare will cost millions of Americans their jobs.feedback

I think if that's the approach they take, they won't have the votes in the Senate.feedback

Suffice it to say I don't have any basis – I've never heard that allegation made before by anybody. I've never seen anything about that anywhere before.feedback

The president put that out there, and now the White House will have to answer as to exactly what he was referring to.feedback

I have no insight into exactly what he (Mr Trump) is referring to. The president put that out there, and now the White House will have to answer for exactly what he was referring to. What I think we should do is, everybody needs to take a deep breath and calm down here.feedback

Look, I didn't make the allegation. I'm not the person that went out there and said it.feedback

A lot of this outrage that's out there is because Donald Trump is doing what Donald Trump said he was going to do if he was elected.feedback

Suffice it to say I don't have any basis, I've never heard that allegation made before by anybody. I've never seen anything about that anywhere before. But again, the president put that out there, and now the White House will have to answer as to exactly what he was referring to.feedback

Foreign Aid is not charity. We must make sure it is well spent, but it is less than 1% of budget & critical to our national security.feedback

We have had two presidents - a Republican and a Democrat - previous to the current president who thought they could do such a deal with Vladimir Putin.feedback

There is no alternative for America in the world. If America decides to withdraw from the world, if America decides to step back ... what will replace it?feedback

I want to hear what he has to say about that.feedback

I can tell you that the Senate Intelligence Committee is conducting a bipartisan investigation, as we should, on Russian interference on our election and post-election and we're going to go wherever the truth leads us.feedback

Only reason we should ever lift sanctions on #Putin is if he meets conditions of sanctions & ends violations of #ukraine sovereignty.feedback

My staff was told the State Department as of today was ordered not to talk to Congress about this issue. I don't know the reason, maybe perhaps they're still kind of working through how this is going to apply and so perhaps they don't want to give us information that is wrong. Not just with Congress, Look, I believe it was a mistake not to coordinate more closely with the agencies that were going to be tasked with implementing this and I would hope that had they have to do it again they would have approached it differently.feedback

The manner in which these measures were crafted and implemented have greatly contributed to the confusion, anxiety and uncertainty of the last few days.feedback

I hope he does become the best secretary of State. I also intend to hold him and roe broadly the entire department of state accountable.feedback

Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson's nomination in committee and in the full Senate.feedback

Despite his extensive experience in Russia and his personal relationship with many of its leaders, he claimed he did not have sufficient information to determine whether Putin and his cronies were responsible for ordering the murder of countless dissidents, journalists and political opponents. He indicated he would support sanctions on Putin for meddling in our elections only if they met the impossible condition that they not affect U.S. businesses operating in Russia. Despite my reservations, I will support Mr. Tillerson's nomination in committee and in the full Senate.feedback

Let me describe the situation in Aleppo [Syria], and perhaps that will help you reach that conclusion. In Aleppo, Mr. Putin has directed his military to conduct a devastating campaign.feedback

The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America's interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America's foreign policy goals to the president, within the administration, and on the world stage. I look forward to learning more about his record and his views.feedback

While Rex Tillerson is a respected businessman, I have serious concerns about his nomination. The next secretary of state must be someone who views the world with moral clarity, is free of potential conflicts of interest, has a clear sense of America's interests, and will be a forceful advocate for America's foreign policy goals. I will do my part to ensure he receives a full and fair but also thorough hearing.feedback

Being a 'friend of Vladimir' is not an attribute I am hoping for from a (hashtag)SecretaryOfState.feedback

It is my hope that this new administration will appoint an ambassador to China that reflects these priorities, not simply someone who is going there to catch up with old friends.feedback

Is this a real statement or parody? Because if this is a real statement from the PM of Canada it is shameful and embarrassing.feedback

We should examine our policy toward Cuba through those lenses. And if there's a policy that helps that, it remains in place. And if it's a policy that doesn't, it's removed.feedback

The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not. The future of Cuba ultimately remains in the hands of the Cuban people, and now more than ever Congress and the new administration must stand with them against their brutal rulers and support their struggle for freedom and basic human rights.feedback

The reason why someone exaggerates their achievements is because they don't have any achievements. He's been in Congress for four years and no one's noticed because he hasn't done anything.feedback

We can all agree that these Olympians who dedicate their lives to athletic excellence should not be punished when they achieve it.feedback

Congress needs to come back and get something done, actually pass a bill that has more money. ...So that's why I am calling for Congress to go back this month and get it done quickly.feedback

Now, I don't like to ascribe motives, but in this case, I have to start wondering whether they are holding back on spending that federal money because they like making this a political issue that they can attack Republicans on.feedback

Unlike Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump is committed to cut taxes, curb spending and get our national debt under control.feedback

I have never sought, will not seek and do not want to be considered for vice president.feedback

We're not going to let Puerto Rico go off a cliff here, it's too important.feedback

I have no illusions about how tough this race will be. It's Florida in a presidential election year and a very unusual presidential election year, so it will be a tough race and I'm prepared for that.feedback

Control of the Senate may very well come down to the race in Florida. The outcome also could determine the makeup of the Supreme Court and critical fiscal and economic policies. No matter who is elected president, there is reason for worry.feedback

I ran for president and I warned this was going to happen.feedback

It was targeted at people that were struggling.feedback

This is going to be an ongoing issue beyond this year. We need to jump on it now. For the first time, I've seen high-level conversations about a way forward here in the Senate and that's a positive development.feedback

While it is not god's plan that I be president in 2016 – or maybe ever – and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that I've even come this far is evidence of how special America truly is, and all the reason more why we must do all we can to ensure that this nation remains a special place. I ask the American people: Do not give into the fear, do not give into the frustration.feedback

The only thing that's changed as a result of this opening is that now the Cuban government has more sources of money from which to build out their repressive apparatus.feedback

It's not going to happen in six months or a year.feedback

I think you always prioritize criminals and dangerous people for deportation. I don't think that -- and -- and now, deportation is – is the final process in a longer process when someone is in this country without status and here illegally.feedback

So there are people that probably did things that are – did things that were immoral and wrong and they cashed out knowing that their practices were unsustainable. But that doesn't make it illegal. It makes it negligent, it makes it irresponsible, it makes it immoral, but that's different from saying illegal.feedback

Every day that goes by I think we're going to continue to gain votes and gain support as we get closer, but it's going to be a lot of hard work.feedback

Two-thirds of the people who cast a vote in a Republican primary or caucus have voted against you. The reason why is because we are not going to turn over the conservative movement or the party of Lincoln or Reagan, for example, to someone whose positions are not conservative.feedback

You have yet to answer a single serious question about any of this.feedback

We are so excited about what lies ahead for our campaign.feedback

Just five days ago we began to unmask the true nature of the front runner so far in this race. Five days ago, we began to explain to the American people that Donald Trump is a con artist ... And two weeks from tonight right here in Florida we are going to send a message loud and clear.feedback

Just five days ago we began to unmask the true nature of the front runner so far in this race. Five days ago, we began to explain to the American people that Donald Trump is a con artist...And two weeks from tonight right here in Florida we are going to send a message loud and clear.feedback

That's a fraud case and it is outrageous. ... What he did to those people is what he is doing to Americans now.feedback

Florida, I know you're ready. The pundits say we're underdogs. I'll accept that. We've all been underdogs.feedback

Donald Trump should ask The New York Times to release the audio of his interview with him so we can see exactly what it is he truly believes about this issue that he has made the cornerstone of his campaign.feedback

I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.feedback

There are people who borrowed $36,000 to go to Trump University, and they're suing now – $36,000 to go to a university that's a fake school. And you know what they got? They got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout of Donald Trump.feedback

If he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where Donald Trump would be right now? Selling watches in Manhattan.feedback

You're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your project illegally.feedback

If he builds the wall the way he built Trump Towers, he'll be using illegal immigrant labor to do it.feedback

Who's going to be fired when Ted Cruz is president?feedback

After tonight, this has become a three-person race, and we will win the nomination. Tonight here in South Carolina, the message is pretty clear. This country is now ready for a new generation of conservatives to guide us into the 21st century.feedback

I don't think conservatism has ethnic boundaries. We just need to take our policies to people that haven't regularly voted for us in the past, communities that would benefit from what we stand for, but perhaps have been told that Republicans don't care about people like them.feedback

Our culture's in trouble. Wrong is considered right and right in considered wrong.feedback

The president can decide whatever he wants, but I'm just telling you the Senate is not moving forward on it until we have a new president, and I agree with that.feedback

Does the person that we are nominating have a consistent and proven record of interpreting the Constitution as initially meant? What do those words mean to that society at the time in which those words were written in the Constitution? That's what I want out of a judge, out of a justice.feedback

When that issue was being debated, Ted Cruz at a committee hearing very passionately said, I want immigration reform to pass, I want people to be able to come out of the shadows.' He proposed an amendment that would have legalized people here. ... So he either wasn't telling the truth then, or he isn't telling the truth now.feedback

I don't know how he knows what I said on Univision – he doesn't speak Spanish.feedback

Negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience.feedback

The core of this campaign is that statement, and I am going to continue to say it: Barack Obama is deliberately carrying out a strategy to change America: He wants to redefine this country.feedback

If you caucus for me and I am our nominee, I will unite the conservative movement, I will grow the conservative movement, we will defeat the Democrats, we will turn this country around and address our issues.feedback

An appearance in Ames, Iowa, that "when people start attacking you, it's because you're something right.feedback

We need your help. We want to stay in touch with you for the next 48 hours. We want to make sure you go caucus.feedback

If I'm our nominee, we are going to win, we are going to beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders if I'm the nominee. We will beat them first because we're going to unite the party and conservative movement - we can't win if we're divided. Now, of course, we have to go through this process where we debate each other, but we have to keep in mind and remember that this is not about beating up other Republicans.feedback

But we're going to deal with the people that are here.feedback

This is the lie that Ted's campaign is built on. That he's the most conservative guy and everyone else is a RINO. The truth is throughout this campaign, Ted, you've been willing to do anything or say anything to get votes.feedback

China steals our military and commercial secrets, obviously actively conducts cyber-operations against the United States. And, internally, their people have no religious, no freedoms, no freedom of speech, no unfettered access to the Internet.feedback

What's happened in Flint, Michigan is an absolute travesty. It is a failure at every level of government, a failure of the city officials, a failure of the county officials, and the men and women of Michigan have been betrayed.feedback

The day before the Obama administration was due to slap new sanctions on Iran late last month.feedback

Obama is "obsessed" with undermining the Second Amendment.feedback

They talk tough, yet they would strip us of the ability to keep our people safe.feedback

You know how many votes John McCain missed when he was carrying out that furious comeback that you're now modeling after?feedback

Their views on human rights are not legitimate, they're immoral.feedback

He's making promises he has no intention of keeping. He's trying to con people into giving them their vote just like he conned these people into giving him their money.feedback

I think we need to understand that some of these (state) races don't apply to future races. Every race is different. It has a different set of factors. But I congratulate (Christie) on his win.feedback

Just because I believe states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot.feedback

The idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hardworking middle class taxpayers – that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried.feedback

There is a growing number of Latino voters in key swing states, like Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, Ohio, Colorado and Nevada. Voters are not wed to one party or another, they don't vote for the party, these Latino voters vote for the best candidate.feedback

What they are is a second chance. A second chance for Republicans to be what they said they were going to be not so long ago.feedback

Our Nation is heading in a wrong direction,and both parties are to blame. And what Americans are looking for desperately are people who will go to Washington DC and stand up to this agenda that is taking us in the wrong direction and offer a clear and genuine alternative.feedback

There was a moment earlier in this campaign where I didn't know how I was going to raise the money to be competitive and I'll never forget the next morning my children showed up and they had collected their allowance, which was largely quarters and single dollar bills, and handed it to me. I didn't tell them that, they overheard me – and it was in that moment I was reminded about what this race and election was really all about. It was not about any of our individual ambitions, but it was about the future.feedback

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