Arlen Specter Quotes


55 Arlen Specter quotes:



"I have seen virtually no agreement on anything when it comes to this immigration bill. Emotions are running at an all-time high."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Agreement Quotes
"We are proceeding in a matter of the utmost, utmost gravity -- the potential for impeachment of the president of the United States -- and I think American people will demand and are entitled to that kind of bipartisanship,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Potential Quotes
"It would be quite a sacrifice for her, but she's prepared to do it if she is asked, ... By next June we'll know a lot more about Judge Roberts ... than we do today."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Sacrifice Quotes
"I worry that these acquisitions and these mergers can only spell higher costs for the consumer and in the long run problems for the employees of these companies."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Worry Quotes
"I don't like it much. I have to have a large clothespin over my nose but I'm voting for it."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Voting Quotes
"[Noting that Bush said during the third campaign debate that he would] not impose a litmus test ... would expect the president to be mindful of the considerations I've mentioned."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Debate Quotes
"As a matter of traditional and sound constitutional doctrine, an amendment to the Constitution should be the last resort when all other measures have proved inadequate."
"[But Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), a member of Hatch's committee, took issue with that view.] I rechecked the Constitution. I do not believe that ignoring a subpoena would be grounds for impeachment, ... Late Edition."
"open and honest public conversation with the nominee...is an important part of this process."
"[The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision rejected Congress' findings and its] method of reasoning, ... Is there any real justification for the court's denigrating Congress' 'method of reasoning'?"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"There is a little different approach in confirmation of the chief justice, ... I'm concerned about the conferences, about bringing the court together."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"She's intelligent, she's hard-working, unquestioned integrity. She fought her way up, couldn't get a job when she graduated from law school because she was a woman."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Integrity Quotes
"It is my hope that the president will now send us a nominee for Justice O'Connor's spot in the mold of Judge Roberts,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Hope Quotes
"In our free society, anyone can speak out as they choose on any subject. I am concerned that the Roberts nomination, or others to follow, may provide an occasion for such advertising to get out of hand, ... The NARAL television advertisement is blatantly untrue and unfair. ..."
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Society Quotes
"I found it was easier to get out of bed than to stay in bed, so I got out of bed and went about my business,"
Author: Specter Quotes Category: Bed Quotes



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