Angus King - Quotes

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If it's necessary to join a caucus and get a committee assignment, I'll do it. ---->>>

I worked in the Senate in the 1970s. I worked for the Labor, Public Welfare Committee, and we had Ted Kennedy and my old boss, Bill Hathaway, and Walter Mondale. ---->>>

My desire is to be as independent as I can be, as long as I can be, subject to being effective. ---->>>

It's hard running as an independent. I wouldn't have won the Senate election if I hadn't been governor. I had credibility. The hard part is getting voters to the point where they think it's thinkable and not a waste of time. ---->>>

I have a Twitter account; I have a fantastic Facebook page. ---->>>

How can you work with someone if you went into their state to campaign against them? ---->>>

I had no intention of getting back into politics. I was teaching at Bowdoin and happily retired from politics. ---->>>

I'm old enough to remember Richard Nixon. They called it the imperial presidency when he was refusing to spend money that Congress had appropriated. ---->>>

One of my life principles is that if something isn't working, doing something harder isn't necessarily going to produce the same result. ---->>>

Somebody said, 'You may be a committee chair.' I don't think so. I don't think anybody would want me that much. ---->>>

I think that people have to reward those individuals who are prepared to work across the political aisle. I don't see any other way; if you don't talk to people with whom you disagree, you're never going to solve problems. ---->>>

I've come to realize that an unencumbered U.S. senator is a profound threat to the whole system. It's somebody that they can't put in a box and say, 'Oh, well, we know how this guy is going to vote.' ---->>>

My view of the filibuster is either you've got to lower vote edge or make people really filibuster if they feel that seriously about a piece of legislation. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-31, 1944
Occupation: Politician

Angus Stanley King Jr. (born March 31, 1944) is an American politician and attorney who is the junior United States Senator from Maine. A political independent, he served as Maine's 72nd governor from 1995 to 2003, winning his first election in a 4-way race with 35.37% of the vote. King won Maine's 2012 Senate election to replace the retiring Republican Olympia Snowe and took office on January 3, 2013 (wikipedia)