Nick Ayers

Purge the disloyal

Just imagine the possibilities of what can happen if our entire party unifies behind him [Donald Trump]? If — and this sounds crass — we can purge the handful of people who continue to work to defeat him.

– Chief of Staff for Republican Vice President Mike Pence, Nick Ayers, October 3, 2017, discussing a national purge of dissent within his party

Betsy DeVos

To Buy the End of Education

I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect some things in return. We expect to foster a conservative governing philosophy consisting of limited government and respect for traditional American virtues. We expect a return on our investment… Furthermore, we expect the Republican party to use the money to promote these policies, and yes, to win elections.

– Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, 1997