"Look, the president communicates in ways that sometimes I wouldn't," Chris Stewart said.
"Well wait a minute, no sir," Chris Wallace said. "They're career foreign service officers and these are people who worked in the Trump administration."
"There was no quid, and there was no quo," Washington Times editor Charles Hurt told Fox & Friends' Steve Doocy. "When there's no quid or pro, you can't keep saying 'quid pro quo,' even though I don't even know what that means, really."
John Avlon said that Graham has now essentially suggested that Trump is too "incompetent" and could not actually formulate a quid pro quo.
The Trump administration has formally started the process to pull America out of the landmark Paris climate change agreement.
"Those people who listen to the opinion shows on Fox, and those people who listen to my former world – conservative talk radio – they have no clue," the former GOP congressman warned.
CNN host Victor Blackwell abruptly ended a Saturday panel about GOP impeachment strategies after a Republican harped on "debunked conspiracies" about Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.
Researchers analyzed all of the GOP candidates' tweets (more than 22,000, in total) posted during the primary stages of the 2016 presidential campaign, using a topic network designed to work with big data.
"I kinda like it," the outspoken Florida lawmaker wrote on Twitter in response to the trending hashtag "MattGaetzIsATool." He included a GIF of a shirtless man swinging a sledgehammer with the caption "I came in like a wrecking ball."
Alabama GOP Rep. Mo Brooks said the U.S. "better dadgum well" ask for quid pro quo when giving aid to foreign countries.
The moral foundations theory argues that political attitudes (that is, whether you are conservative or liberal or somewhere in between) are the result of our moral belief system. But it might be wrong.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said he would not seek re-election in 2020 in the wake of a damning audio recording being released by a lobbying group.
Rep. Ilhan Omar responded after a North Dakota Republican shared a debunked picture which he falsely claimed showed her checking a gun at an Al-Qaeda terrorist training camp.
"What is he afraid of? He was just re-elected—elected to the Senate," Toobin said.
"He's a good guy," Anthony Scaramucci argued, but said Mulvaney is "working for a terrible person."
"I think it's terrible. I don't agree with any of it," Francis Rooney said. "But they're derogating the work of our paid foreign service."
Republican Congressman Will Hurd warned that 30,000 ISIS fighters are "going to come back" to Syria, and he accused the Trump administration of agreeing to "terms of surrender" rather than a peace deal with Turkey.
"If we abandon the Kurds, ISIS will come back and if there's an attack here or against our allies, President Trump owns it," the Republican senator said.
A pair of New Yorkers ridiculed Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul in a California restaurant Friday, with a woman declaring she won't deal with his "Republican bulls**t."
"This is a complete and utter national security disaster in the making and I hope President Trump will adjust his thinking," the Republican senator tweeted.
Donald Trump and his supporters have repeatedly argued that the impeachment inquiry is overtly "partisan" and a "witch hunt."
"We should in a bipartisan way seek to ... change Turkey's behavior," Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell said.
The Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen can be heard requesting dirt on members of his party and derisively suggesting Houston Democratic Rep. Jon Rosenthal's wife is "gonna be really pissed when she learns he's gay."
Trump gave Turkey the green light to invade northeastern Syria after a phone call with Turkish President Erdoğan last Sunday.
Florida Rep. and U.S. Army veteran Brian Mast replaced his earlier post with another birthday message after his mistake went viral.
Longtime White House correspondent Sam Donaldson said President Trump's supporters love him because they want a "white Christian country" back. But he said Senate Republicans will gladly convict him if public support for impeachment continues to rise.
"He doesn't try to do it covertly," Senator Kevin Cramer of North Dakota told CNN.
"I don't understand how a president that claims he's the toughest President ever would do such a weak move like this," Representative Adam Kinzinger said.
"No foreign government should ever be involved in a U.S. election in any way," Representative Adam Kinzinger told Fox News.
"We are voluntarily abdicating our role and it's the Russians, Iranians and others who are benefitting," Richard Haass warned.