“Republicans say, ‘Hey look, we tried.’ And all the time, their cheerleaders, the bosses at the NRA, are cheering them.” — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., after a divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns.
“Firing your campaign manager in June is never a good thing. The campaign will have to show dramatic changes immediately on everything from fundraising and organizing to candidate performance and discipline in order to demonstrate there’s been a course correction. Otherwise it’s just cosmetics.” — Republican operative Kevin Madden after Donald Trump abruptly fired campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
“I let you know, I’m in Orlando and I did the shootings.” — Orlando gunman Omar Mateen to a 911 operator a half hour into the bloody rampage at the Pulse nightclub, according to transcripts released by the FBI.