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John Breaux
John Breaux

John Breaux served as U.S. senator for the state of Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. He was one of the more conservative members of the Democratic Party. Born in Crowley, Louisiana, he is a graduate of the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Louisiana State University Law School. After serving as an assistant to Edwin Edwards, he filled his vacancy in the House of Representatives. He m…

Date of Birth: March 01, 1944


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"You can't sort of split the baby by saying, well, he's guilty but we're not going to convict him. It would be unconstitutional to have a findings of fact that suggests the president is guilty but we're not going to convict him, and do it not by a two-thirds majority but by a simple majority." John Breaux
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"The commonality in this was people who were poor," John Breaux
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"Must be in a closet somewhere, on a shelf somewhere. I am really disappointed." John Breaux
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"a great American tradition of burying the hatchet after an election -- and not burying it in each other, but rather burying it for the sake of the future of this country." John Breaux
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"He has to give the speech of a lifetime. It's not just the most important speech for Al Gore, it's probably one of the most important speeches in the history of our country because what he says tonight is going to set the tone probably for the next four years. It's easy to give a victory speech, but it really tests ones character to give a concession speech." John Breaux
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"If it was up for a vote in its current form, I would vote against it," John Breaux
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"We do not have to have a trial. The Constitution says that the Senate shall be the sole trier of an impeachment resolution. It gives us the power to do it, but it doesn't demand that we have to," John Breaux
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"I object to you using words like squander and pork. What is pork in one part of the country is an essential project in another part." John Breaux
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"[Others who went out of their way to offer help were turned down, such as Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who told reporters his city had offered emergency, medical and technical help as early as last Sunday to FEMA but was turned down. Only a single tank truck was requested, Daley said. Red tape kept the American Ambulance Association from sending 300 emergency vehicles from Florida to the flood zone, according to former senator John Breaux (D-La.) They were told to get permission from the General Services Administration.] GSA said they had to have FEMA ask for it, ... As a result they weren't sent." John Breaux
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"It was acceptable because we never had problems with that arrangement. After September 11 everything has dramatically changed." John Breaux
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"In the passion of the moment of a national disaster of the magnitude that we have seen, this is not the time or the forum to be engaged in the blame game," John Breaux
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"This is the first time that a Republican president has come to a Democratic Senate caucus to talk about his vision of the next four years, and I think there wasn't a lot of substance discussed. It was very symbolic," John Breaux
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"[Most Democrats avoided direct criticism of Feingold.] I think he voted his conscience, ... It's an indication we didn't try to break arms and insist on a caucus vote." John Breaux
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"[Saddam is] saying, 'Look, you can come inspect, but I will tell you where you can go, when you can go and under what conditions you can inspect our country.' And that's not acceptable, ... Fox News Sunday." John Breaux
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"She'll know how to operate really well in the U.S. Senate. She comes in as a freshman, but she's not really a freshman," John Breaux
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"Democrats fully participated in this process." John Breaux
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"You have a unique opportunity here for the first time to rebuild an American city, ... That means not just the buildings have to be rebuilt, but you have to address the problems of race and poverty and culture ... ." John Breaux
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"I think both sides made a mistake from the very beginning on the issue of how to handle a $1 trillion surplus because both sides in effect said 'my way or no way,' and what we're going to end up with no way." John Breaux
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"Airlines were interested in the bottom line. They want to hire the people to do the security who could do it as cheap as possible. And that's why they gave it to the low bidder, ... It was acceptable because we never had problems with that arrangement. After September 11th everything has dramatically changed." John Breaux
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"doesn't have anything to do with regard to the president" John Breaux
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"If they pass a bill close to what we support as a centrist group that obviously makes it more do-able over here (in the Senate), ... If they pass a 'Republican-only' bill, then nothing happens." John Breaux
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