The reason I like the criminal justice system is there aren't Republican or Democrat victims or police officers or prosecutors. It's about respect for the rule of law!
October of 2011, Occupy protestors descended upon McPherson Square, and they decided to stay. Despite the clear language of the law, these protestors camped at McPherson Square with the definition of camping being sleeping or preparing to sleep.
The longer you remain silent, the longer you don't turn over documents, a presumption begins to build that you're withholding something. That's human nature. That may not be a legal presumption, but that's a common sense presumption.
When you go into public service, you understand you're trading something. You want to feel good about what you do, but you're not going to make what people in private sector make.
There's a reason that students don't grade their own papers. There's a reason defendants don't sentence themselves. And there's the reason the State Department doesn't get to investigate itself, determine whether or not it made errors in Benghazi. That is Congress's job.
Facts are neither Republican nor Democrat.
If you can turn off certain categories of law, do you not also have the power to turn off all categories of law?
My daughter took Latin for three years; she still can't speak it.
If you were summoned for jury duty and you didn't show up, what would happen? You'd be in jail!
You may be less likely to pick on someone if you don't know what's in their briefcase or purse.
I don't have an issue with whether - from a legal standpoint, with whether or not government can impose the ultimate punishment on people. We do it in capital cases. Police officers shoot fleeing felons.
I thought that was the crown jewel of the reporter's resume - to actually go to jail protecting a source.
Benghazi matters because Americans deserve to know the truth from those entrusted to lead and govern.
For 16 years I spoke in trial metaphors, and perhaps I need to get out of that habit.
I believe being a good senator requires two things. Number one, acumen. Number two, interest.
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