In this county there are some citizens who don’t want our first responders to be prepared.—Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty speaking at a board meeting on the future of Urban Shield, the regional public safety disaster preparedness training event and… Read More ›
Bernie Sanders is always an underdog because he is fighting against large special interests who don’t want to see his agenda succeed.—Rep. Ro Khanna on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ announcement that he’s again running for president.
These are policies every American should support, every person should support who cares about the fate of our planet.—Rep. Ro Khanna Friday on Washington Journal offering support for a “Green New Deal” in Congress.
I’m wiling to say no more. If they come with a [Conditional-Use Permit], I’m going to vote no.—Hayward Councilmember Al Mendall Tuesday to developers who propose housing projects during a work session on the proliferation of liquor and tobacco retailers,… Read More ›
I’m running for president. Let’s do this together.— U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, announcing her run for president in a tweet early Monday morning.
The more we dig, the more we find…—Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter Thursday reacting to reports Michael Cohen attempted to rig CNBC and Drudge Report polling to favor the Trump campaign.
The new Congress is finally here, and @HouseDemocrats are ready to get to work #ForThePeople!-Rep. Barbara Lee, on Twitter, celebrating the first day of Democratic Party rule in the House of Representatives.
I learned that people show up at City Hall and argue for the stupidest things in the name of all good things.-Gov. Jerry Brown on his time serving as mayor of Oakland.
This is why people hate Congress.-Rep. Ro Khanna in response to Speaker Paul Ryan’s decision Wednesday to block a vote on U.S. support of the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Thanks bye. We’ll take it from here.-Rep. Eric Swalwell tweeting Monday in response to comments made by incoming GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging House Democrats not to investigate President Trump. Democrats will hold a House majority starting in January.
Oakland never got an opportunity to see all of the possibilities on the Coliseum site because we got groupies instead of leaders making decisions for us.-Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks Wednesday criticizing city leaders after the Oakland A’s plan to build… Read More ›
Nancy Pelosi helped us win big in the midterms; you don’t fire the coach after winning the Super Bowl.-Rep. Eric Swalwell advocating Wednesday for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. Pelosi was nominated later in the day by a 203-32 vote.
January can’t come soon enough.-Rep. Barbara Lee, in response Thursday to House Republican maneuvers to upend various bills. A Democratic House majority will be sworn-in on Jan 3.
President Trump is going to learn that NO ONE is above the law, not even him.-Rep. Barbara Lee, in a tweet Wednesday, following the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session at the behest of the President.
I love me some Barack Obama!-Buffy Wicks, 15th Assembly District candidate, when asked during a forum in Berkeley on Oct. 2 about who influences her politics .
Democrats should not lead with impeachment.-—Rep. Eric Swalwell appearing Sunday on “This Week,” saying Democrats should instead focus first on health care, pocketbook issues, and rooting out corruption.
Rest in Peace, John McCain.-Assemblymember Catharine Baker, the East Bay’s lone Republican legislator, on the passing Saturday of Sen. John McCain.
“The federal government needs to stay out of our business”-Progressive East Bay Rep. Barbara Lee, in a fundraising email on Monday, making a states’ rights argument typically used by conservatives, in reference to the Trump administration’s opposition to California’s cannabis… Read More ›