I am deeply humbled and honored for the opportunity to serve you and this great country, ... Should I receive the consent of the Senate, I will devote every power I posess toward fulfilling the vital mission you have set before me and the Department of Homeland Security.
As I think about his leadership, I think of the courage it took for our commander in chief to land on an airstrip in the dark of night, a world away, to be with our troops on Thanksgiving.
He was there for them as he was for us right here in New York City, inspiring a nation as he stood on hallowed ground, supporting the first responders. This fight against terrorism takes decisiveness, not contradiction.
If (officers) feel freely that they can sit in a parking lot, consume alcohol and go to an off-limits location in that precinct, I just have to question the commanding officer's ability to control his people
This is the best. This is something I never dreamed of. I never thought this could happen.
I believe we did our best, based on what we knew at the time
If they feel freely that they can sit in a parking lot, consume alcohol and go to an off-limits location in that precinct, I just have to question the commanding officer's ability to control his people
That Tuesday was his first or second day on the job, ... He was going to go into One World Trade, the tower one, and when the strike came he went into the second tower in an attempt to help people get out of the building, and he died there. We found his body today.
[Reached Thursday evening, Hutchinson would say only about his future:] I have to wait and see. There are a number of options open to me now. ... has made a good selection.
Political criticism is our enemies' best friend.
Going to prison is like dying with your eyes open.