But I think if we're ever going to really tackle the problems posed by Jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it and realize that it has antecedents to what happened in Iraq, and we have to continue to be vigilant about it.
Nov 15, 2015
We have to truly love freedom more. We have to truly love democracy more. We have to truly love one another more.
Nov 16, 2015
The mosque has nothing to do with the terrorists.
Nov 17, 2015
Every generation has had its own ugly reaction to refugees, whether the Irish, Vietnamese, Cubans or Haitians, and those fears have been broadly unfounded. In fact there was only one time in American history when the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true — and we’ll all be sitting around a table celebrating it on Thursday.
Nov 22, 2015
Like other acts of terror, the attack at the Ankara train station is taking aim at our unity, brotherhood and future. The solidarity and determination we are going to display in the face of this attack will be the biggest and the most meaningful response to the terror.
Oct 11, 2015
If you see something like that, just do what you can. I would rather die trying to stop something like that than walk away and let everybody else get killed. I couldn't live with that. I'd rather die.
Sep 14, 2015
Today is Texas Muslim Capital Day in Austin…I did leave an Israeli flag on the reception desk in my office with instructions to staff to ask representatives from the Muslim community to renounce Islamic terrorist groups and publicly announce allegiance to America and our laws. We will see how long they stay in my office.
Jan 29, 2015
This isn’t ISIS; no one’s dying. We’ll get through this.
Jan 22, 2015
We are dealing in lethal firearms. I’m not going to let a Nazi shoot in here, or a Klu Klux Klan member in here, either.
Jan 28, 2015