And just to be clear, I didn’t tell you who to hire. And I don’t think Malia did, either.-Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie speaking to former City Manager Jill Keimach in an audio recording released Wednesday that she secretly made in… Read More ›
These facts will stand the test of time. The question now is will they stand the test of courage by Republicans?—Rep. Eric Swalwell, on MSNBC, summing up this week’s round of scheduled House impeachment inquiry hearings.
Shut up.-North Carolina GOP Rep. Mark Meadows to East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell during a closed-door House impeachment inquiry hearing, according to transcripts of meeting released last week.
They are trying to circumvent the will of the people of California.-Assemblymember Rob Bonta, responding to news reports that U.S. Homeland Security is attempting to negotiate contracts with for-profits prisons providers in advance of the law he authored that bans… Read More ›
The president’s got priors.-Rep. Eric Swalwell on MSNBC Monday discussing impeachment and President Trump’s involvement with Russia.
For all those piling on Trump for his hasty Syria withdrawal: I hear you. But what is our plan?-Rep. Ro Khanna challenging fellow Democrats after President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops in Syria.
I don’t want any more to be displaced. My heart can’t take it.-State Sen. Nancy Skinner on the landmark rent control bill that was approved by State Senate on Tuesday. AB 1482 caps annual rent increases at 5%.
I stand with my sisters.—Rep. Barbara Lee in a tweet Friday offering support to fellow Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar after each was banned from visiting Israel.
It is a choice in America to allow the sale of weapons of war into our communities.-Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan tweeting Monday following the fatal shooting of three by a gunman at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.
Today ends our presidential campaign.-Rep. Eric Swalwell announcing he’s dropping out of the Democratic presidential campaign race during a press conference Monday afternoon in Dublin.
‘Wait just a minute.’-East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee in The New York Times on her response to those who question whether a woman, such as Sen. Kamala Harris, can be elected president.
We have no choice: Congress must begin an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.-Rep. Eric Swalwell in a June 13 opinion piece in The Atlantic.
In my 22 years on the Council, I’ve never seen a worse budget.-Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid’s take on negotiations between the mayor and city council for a two-year budget.
People should, in my view, be proud of having support from technology leaders.-Rep. Ro Khanna, quoted in The New York Times for an article on Democratic presidential candidates courting Silicon Valley donors, and in some cases, calling for the break up of… Read More ›
Government does not do risk well. Honestly we are f–cking wimps when it comes to risk.—Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, known privately to drop a heavy payload of f-bombs, speaking April 25 at the Nation Swell Summit in San Francisco.
I like to introduce bills that pass.—Assemblymember Rob Bonta during an Oakland City Council meeting April 16 when asked to propose legislation to waive the remainder of the Oakland Unified School District’s original $100 million loan. STORY HERE
This is the end of my presidency. I’m f**ked.—President Trump’s response, according to the Mueller Report, when he learned special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed to investigate possible Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Release the report. Release the report. Release the report. Release the report. Release the report.—Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter Friday afternoon following news that special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up the report on Russian collusion. Swalwell’s tweet included the… Read More ›
It’s completely unpresidential. Instead of assuring the nation about what happened in New Zealand and saying we condemn those kind of hate crimes, he’s tweeting. —Rep. Ro Khanna on CNN Monday criticizing the President Trump’s response to the mass murder… Read More ›
I miss my baby. Please keep me, my family, and all of my son’s friends in your thoughts and prayers.—Oakland Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, following the shooting death Sunday of her 21-year-old son, Victor McElhaney.