Pat Robertson

And YOU get a pardon!

He can grant a blanket pardon for everybody involved in everything and say, ‘All right, I pardon them all, case closed, it’s all over.’ I think that is what he needs to do … he’s got to shut this thing down, he’s just got to.

– Evangelical conservative pundit Pat Robertson, October 30, 2017, advocating that Donald Trump pardon his way out of crimes

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Bill O'Reilly

Mad at god

You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him. I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.

– Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly, October 22, 2017, blaming his god for his own sexual misconduct at work

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Donald J. Trump

Innocence

Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair — and that’s a mild word — to the president.

– President Donald J. Trump, July 19, 2017, admitting he would not have hired Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III, if he knew he would recuse himself from investigating Russian collusion

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Paul Ryan

All about them tax cuts

I always tell people, don’t turn on the news all that often. It sounds like it’s depressing, distracting. Candidly, I just don’t let it distract me. I know what we need to do. We need to fix this tax code.

– Congressman Paul Ryan, July 6, 2017, discussing his sharp focus on tax cuts for the rich despite the biggest scandal in political history unfolding at his acquiescence

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