This week we’re not focusing on a specific race but focusing on some of the more bizarre statements issued by candidates and incumbents. We do so to shine our Spotlight on what is at stake. We did not include everyone and specifically left out Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) because they will not be on the ballot in November. Still, take heed and be very afraid. The quotes below are not all encompassing, by a long shot, but they should bolster our determination to see that these people do not serve in Congress.
Herschel Walker (R-GA)
"Since we don't control the air, our good air decided to float over to China's bad air. So when China gets our good air, their bad air got to move. So it moves over to our good air space. Then -- now we got we to clean that back up." Rolling Stone
"Cain killed Abel and that's a problem that we have. What we need to do is look into how we can stop those things. You know, you talked about doing a disinformation -- what about getting a department that can look at young men that's looking at women that's looking at their social media. What about doing that? Looking into things like that and we can stop that that way. But yet they want to just continue to talk about taking away your constitutional rights. And I think there's more things we need to look into. This has been happening for years and the way we stop it is putting money into the mental health field, by putting money into other departments rather than departments that want to take away your rights." CNN
At one time, science said man came from apes, did it not?...If that is true, why are there still apes? Think about it.”  The Hill
Do you know right now, I have something that [you can bring] into a building, that will clean you of Covid, as you walk through this, this dry mist?” he told Glenn Beck in the summer of 2020. “As you walk through the door, it will kill any Covid on your body.” Black Enterprise
Andy Harris (R-MD)
The only thing I’m worried about is because of the media push and all of the hype about Covid is that the majority of Americans actually agree with these mandates,” he said of vaccine requirements. “What are we, a bunch of lemmings?” The Baltimore Sun
I wrote a prescription for ivermectin, I guess it’s now three weeks ago, four weeks ago, and yeah, couldn’t find a pharmacy to fill it… “It’s gotten bad. . . . The pharmacists are just refusing to fill it.” The Washington Post
Lauren Boebert (R-CO)
Well, the Constitution has God all over it.” MSN
I work for the people of Pueblo not the people of Paris.” Newsweek
My pronoun is Patriot.” Independent
Cancel culture has always been an issue. I mean, if you look at the Book of Genesis, Cain canceled Abel. This has always been an issue, the 'I don't like you, I don't like what you're doing, I don't like the attention that you're getting, so you shouldn't be here. You shouldn't have a voice. You shouldn't have a movement.” Fox News
President Joe Biden's administration is led by this particular brand of educated and out-of-touch staffers, freshly released from leftist ideology indoctrination camps - otherwise known as colleges and universities.” Congresswoman Boebert’s Homepage
I look to my left and there she is: Ilhan Omar. And I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,’ I looked over and I said, ‘Oh look, the jihad squad decided to show up for work today.“ Rolling Stone
I will not comply with Pelosi's anti-science mask mandates, she can kiss my mask.” Washington Times
We're here to tell government: we don't want your benefits, we don't want your welfare, don't come knockin' on my door with your Fauci ouchie.” Newsweek
Even though I now work in one of the most liberal cities in America, I refused to give up my rights, especially my second amendment rights, I will carry my firearm in DC and in Congress.” New York Post
I learned to have limitless thinking from reading the Bible.” Fox News
Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
Kneeling for the anthem does nothing to advance solutions to racial injustice, police brutality, or any other social plight. It is a slap in the face to patriotism itself. It is a statement that America as a country is no longer worth standing for.” Fox News
The new conservative movement has to take on Trump's sense of boldness.” The Washington Post
"President Trump is not an isolationist and builds closer friendships when he can." South Florida Sun Sentinel
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
I don't think we can do anything about controlling what our climate is.” Independent
"I don't know about you guys, but I think climate change is — as Lord Monckton said — bullshit." The Hill
It's not law-abiding gun owners that are the problem here - it's Islamic terrorists.” Politico
"We all hoped and prayed the vaccines would be 100% effective, 100% safe, but they’re not. We now know that fully vaccinated individuals can catch Covid, they can transmit Covid. So what’s the point?” MSNBC
"By the way, standard gargle mouthwash, has been proven to kill the coronavirus.” Reuters
"This didn’t seem like an armed insurrection to me.” Forbes
"I mean 'armed,' when you hear 'armed,' don’t you think of firearms? Here’s the questions I would have liked to ask. How many firearms were confiscated? How many shots were fired? I’m only aware of one and I’ll defend that law enforcement officer for taking that shot. It was a tragedy, OK? But I think there was only one." Politifact
"Even though those thousands of people that were marching to the Capitol were trying to pressure people like me to vote the way they wanted me to vote, I knew those were people that love this country, that truly respect law enforcement, would never do anything to break the law, and so I wasn't concerned.” Politico
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
Trans does not mean gender change, it just means a gender refusal and gender pretending! Truth is truth, it is not a choice!!!” GLAAD
The most mistreated group of people in the United States today are white males.” Politico
I'm fine with being kicked off of my committees because it'd be a waste of my time. So now I have a lot of free time on my hands.” Fox News
Vaccinated employees get a vaccination logo just like the Nazi’s forced Jewish people to wear a gold star.” Business Insider
January 6 was just a riot at the Capitol and if you think about what our Declaration of Independence says, it says to overthrow tyrants.” CNN
I'm a regular person.” Huff Post
The right to keep and bear arms is a God-given right protected by the Constitution.” Marjorie Greene U.S. House
You never want to give someone like me free time.” Atlanta Journal Constitution
At a time when the Socialist Democrats and the Jihad Squad are supporting terrorist Hamas, and their supporters are attacking Jewish people on the streets of America, it's never been more important than now to stand up against forced vaccinations and mask mandates that the left is using to discriminate against Americans who refuse to comply.” Newsweek
How do you get avid gun owners and people that support the Second Amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti-gun legislation?...You make them scared, you make them victims and you change their mindset and then possibly you can pass anti-gun legislation. Is that what happened in Las Vegas?” AP News
“She’s a traitor to our country, she’s guilty of treason…And it’s, uh, it’s a crime punishable by death is what treason is. Nancy Pelosi is guilty of treason.” Salon
Debbie Lesko (R-AZ)
I rise in opposition to H.R. 2377…I have five grandchildren. I would do anything, anything to protect my five grandchildren, including as a last resort shooting them if I had to, to protect the lives of my grandchildren.” Salon
Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 1,000,000,000 migrants at our southern border in just 6 months.” Newsweek
Blake Masters (R-AZ, candidate for U.S. Senate)
“… wars really are manufactured by government, often at the request or benefit of third party special interests…Wars can, and are, sold to the public through propaganda and murder. Unjust wars (and the U.S. hasn’t been involved in a just war in over 140 years) always benefit certain groups and ultimately serve the aspirations of the political class in general at the expense of thousands and millions of lives.” Jewish Insider
And the antisemitism problem, by the way, obviously not just confined to Iran, right I mean, look what’s happening in France. It’s in our own Congress. It’s in the Squad. Look at, you know, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. These women have been very clear about how they feel about Israel.” Jewish Insider
I’d love her endorsement. I think she’s just really impressive.” (nb “her” is Marjorie Taylor Greene) Denver Gazette
Paul Gosar (R-AZ)
If the Pope stuck to standard Christian theology, I would be the first in line. If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on. If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly. But when the Pope chooses to act and talk like a leftist politician, then he can expect to be treated like one.” Esquire
Media reports indicate His Holiness instead intends to focus the brunt of his speech on climate change — a climate that has been changing since first created in Genesis,” Gosar writes. “More troubling is the fact that this climate change talk has adopted all of the socialist talking points, wrapped false science and ideology into “climate justice” and is being presented to guilt people into leftist policies.” Esquire
As a dentist and health care provider for over 25 years, I am fully committed to protecting the unborn and upholding the sanctity of life. We should not celebrate Roe v. Wade today, but rather pause and reflect on the nearly 50 million lives lost.” Paul Gosar U.S House
I’d rather die gloriously in battle than from a virus. In a way it doesn’t matter. But it kinda does.” AZCentral
The America First agenda is just in its infancy. There are 75 million of us, also. Did you know some Japanese soldiers kept fighting for decades after the war?” The American Independent
Justice was served for #KyleRittenhouse and he is fully exonerated. As I said last year, obviously self-defense. I will arm wrestle @mattgaetz to get dibs for Kyle as an intern.” Business Insider
You know George Soros is one of those people that actually helps back these individuals. Who is he? I think he’s from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazis,” Newsweek
Mary Miller (R-IL)
"Each generation has the responsibility to teach and train the next generation. You know, if we win a few elections, we're still going to be losing unless we win the hearts and minds of our children. This is the battle. Hitler was right on one thing: he said, 'Whoever has the youth has the future.” Chicago Tribune
I have observed multiple times when we open our daily session in prayer that we are praying to Creator God, acknowledging that God is our creator. He is also the giver of life. I am proud of my five daughters who cherish this blessing from our Creator and have blessed us with 17 grandchildren. The abortion industry talks about pregnancy as if it is a cancer diagnosis. How sad and tragic that Planned Parenthood and the chemical abortion industry have targeted and deceived young women for their own profit.” Life News
President Trump… I want to thank you for the historic victory for white life in the Supreme Court yesterday.” NPR
Jim Jordan (R-OH)
In response to the news that a 10 year old rape victim had to travel to Indiana to get an abortion:  "Another lie. Anyone surprised?" NBC News
Text to Mark Meadows re January 6: "On January 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence, as President of the Senate, should call out all electoral votes that he believes are unconstitutional as no electoral votes at all -- in accordance with guidance from founding father Alexander Hamilton and judicial precedence. 'No legislative act,' wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78, 'contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.' The court in Hubbard v. Lowe reinforced this truth: 'That an unconstitutional statute is not a law at all is a proposition no longer open to discussion.' 226 F. 135, 137 (SDNY 1915), appeal dismissed, 242 U.S. 654 (1916). Following this rationale, an unconstitutionally appointed elector, like an unconstitutionally enacted statute, is no elector at all." CNBC
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