Rep. Andy Biggs: Trump’s First 100 Days Most Productive Since Truman

In his first 100 days, President Trump has enacted more pieces of legislation than any other President since Truman, facilitated the earliest Supreme Court confirmation since 1881, eliminated many onerous regulations to restore economic optimism and opportunity, protected the sanctity of life, and driven illegal border crossings to a 17-year low. His accomplishments are truly remarkable.

—Rep. Andy Biggs (R–AZ)

First 100 Days of President Trump’s Administration, House Floor, April 27, 2017

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Rep. Lamar Smith: Trump’s Negative Press “Higher Than Any Other President”

Lamar Smith

A new report by the Media Research Center shows that coverage of President Trump by the broadcast networks has been 89 percent negative, higher than any other President.

—Rep. Lamar Smith (R–TX)

Media Bias Sets Record, House Floor, April 25, 2017

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Trump: “No Politician in History … Has Been Treated Worse or More Unfairly”

Look at the way I’ve been treated lately — (laughter) — especially by the media.  No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly.  You can’t let them get you down.  You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.  (Applause.)  I guess that’s why I — thank you.  I guess that’s why we won.

Sarah Sanders: Johnson Amendment Akin to Silencing Martin Luther King

Look, I think it’s very hard to argue that a pastor or another faith leader shouldn’t be able to speak out about morality in the public square.  I think that it would be almost like Martin Luther King, Jr. shouldn’t have been allowed to speak out against George Wallace.  I don’t think anybody in this room would argue that that would be an appropriate thing to do, and that is what the Johnson Amendment currently does.  And we see this as a hurdle to freedom of speech, and certainly something that should be protected.

—Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders

Press Gaggle, May 4, 2017

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Rep. Louie Gohmert: Ninth Circuit Has Outlived Its Historical Purpose

Louie Gohmert

There was that time when Manifest Destiny was being pursued, people were moving West. The areas West were not actual States within the United States. There was a lawlessness. People were yearning in those territories to be States so that they could count on the Federal Government to provide fairness–ultimate fairness–and provide a life that would be lived under the United States Constitution. They felt, in those days, if we could just get the Federal Government to have a Federal marshal here and a Federal Court here, wow, life would be so much better. Now we have seen it has lived beyond the usefulness it once had and has become quite a burden to overcome in reaching fairness and constitutionality.

—Rep. Louie Gohmert (R–TX)

Issues of the Day, House Floor, April 26, 2017

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