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"I wish Chief Justice Roberts were right. I wish there were not a politicization of the judiciary. But it's not just politicians." —Trey Gowdy

Political Editors · Nov. 26, 2018

The Gipper: “I urge you to beware the temptation … to ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of any evil empire, to simply call the arms race a giant misunderstanding and thereby remove yourself from the struggle between right and wrong, good and evil.”

For the record: “I think the [special counsel] report is going to be devastating to the president and I know that the president’s team is already working on a response to the report. … I still don’t think it’s going to make a criminal case, because collusion is not criminal.” —Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz

Non Compos Mentis: “That’s not the law. They should be allowed to come in [and] seek asylum. That’s the law.” —Rep. Elijah Cummings rejecting Trump’s plan to make caravan migrants wait in Mexico

Non sequitur: “Asking to be considered a refugee & applying for status isn’t a crime. It wasn’t for Jewish families fleeing Germany. It wasn’t for targeted families fleeing Rwanda. It wasn’t for communities fleeing war-torn Syria. And it isn’t for those fleeing violence in Central America.” —Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Hot air: “People are going to die if we don’t start addressing climate change ASAP. It’s not enough to think it’s ‘important.’ We must make it urgent. That’s why we need a Select Committee on a Green New Deal, & why fossil fuel-funded officials shouldn’t be writing climate change policy.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The BIG Lie: “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.” —Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

And last… “I wish Chief Justice Roberts were right. I wish there were not a politicization of the judiciary. But it’s not just politicians. … It’s been happening for 50 years that we have used political terms to describe judges.” —Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC)

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