Quotes of Tom Daschle

“ We were told that it was a very strong form of anthrax, a very potent form of anthrax that clearly was produced by somebody who knew what he or she was doing. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ There's a recognition of the extraordinary vulnerability we see economically with all the airlines. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I give the Republicans credit for their sly maneuvers,... They've made the cost look small. As small as they can make it look. But what does this cost when fully implemented? ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Our right to privacy is at risk. As a result, some of our most sensitive, private matters end up on databases that are then sold to the highest bidder. That is wrong, it's dangerous, and it has to stop. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I think it undermines the fragile coalition that we have with our allies. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I don't think that anybody has any patience left for the way the PLO has conducted itself,... We know now, because of the arms shipment, that there is a close association between all of that violence and what is happening within the ranks... and the leadership of the PLO. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ In the coming weeks and months, Democrats will do more than just fight ideas that we think are wrong — we will propose policies we think are right. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I'm concerned about international developments that may or may not legitimately have any effect on the consequences of this legislation. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Our tax cut has to fit in within a responsible budget. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I don't think that anybody has any patience left for the way the PLO has conducted itself,... We know now, because of the arms shipment, that there is a close association between all of that violence and what is happening within the ranks... and the leadership of the PLO. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I question what purpose is served by additional exposure to the salacious details contained in the Starr report,... We must find a way to proceed and avoid further bombardment of the airwaves and Internet with such material. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I would give this Congress a B for achievement, a D for behavior and the overall assessment of incomplete. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ The president will veto it, and there are ample votes to sustain the veto. So, that was an exercise in total futility. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Their legislation actually creates a singles penalty that I believe will be the subject of further debate... their amendment lopsidedly favors those at the very top of the economic scale at the expense of the middle class. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ The Congress shall have the power to prohibit the physical desecration of the flag of the United States. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ This has got to end, Mr. President. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ If I just did it to help Democrats, I guess I am puzzled why so many Republicans would help us. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ If I just did it to help Democrats, I guess I am puzzled why so many Republicans would help us. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I can't imagine that we would pass any bill that would tolerate slipping back into a level of intolerance that would be acceptable in today's society. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ He has invested an inordinate amount of his personal credibility, work and effort to get to this point. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Their legislation actually creates a singles penalty that I believe will be the subject of further debate... their amendment lopsidedly favors those at the very top of the economic scale at the expense of the middle class. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ I think undermines the credibility of every witness that will be coming before the Congress this week,... If we've had the kind of sensationalism and erroneous data provided to the committee in the past, it's very likely it'll happen again. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ As we speak, the Senate is in session. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ The new Republican leader in the Senate must do more now than merely disavow Sen. Lott's words. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ The state of our union today is anxious,... The triple threat of war, terrorism and recession are combining to make Americans unsure about their future and unclear about the course our nation is taking. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Literally minutes before the Senate cast its vote, the administration sought to add the words 'in the United States and' after 'appropriate force' in the agreed-upon text. This last-minute change would have given the president broad authority to exercise expansive powers not just overseas — where we all understood he wanted authority to act — but right here in the United States , potentially against American citizens… ”

- Tom Daschle

“ Instead of finding a real solution to the growing unemployment crisis, this bill will give millions to those who don't need it and very little to those who do,... It will add a trillion dollars to our national debt; spend the Social Security trust fund and ultimately lose more jobs. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ The new compromise appears to have the votes, so we will vote on it. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ There is absolutely no room for compromise on that tax cut. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ We have no choice but to revisit the question on other bills. Especially given the relationship between guns and schools these days, I think it's a natural assumption that one could make that there could be some amendments which will be offered. ”

- Tom Daschle
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