- In a lengthy personal letter to Reagan, Georgia Republican Representative Newt Gingrich, in discussing various courses of action to take, urged the president to "save the Supreme Court and Senate from a left-wing lynch mob" and to "defeat the corrupt left-wing lynch mob minority which today dominates Congress."
- von Bothmer, Bernard (2007). Blaming "The Sixties": The political use of an era, 1980—2004. Indiana University. pp. 108-109. , source footnoted as "Letter from Newt Gingrich to President Reagan, October 10, 1987, White House Office of Records Management (WHORM), Subject File, 1981-1989, SP1188, 492893, Bork, Robert Confirmation, D.C. 10/14/87 (140 pp.) Ronald Reagan Library."
On reports that he has been cooperating in a bipartisan manner with Hillary Clinton:
- Let me draw a distinction. I think [that for] real people who have been at this level pounding away at each other there is a respect you get. You get this in sorts. I was very flattered that her husband said very nice things about me in his memoirs. You respect the fact that you're both able to stay in the ring.
- We think that electronic prescriptions could save at least 8,000 lives a year. We think electronic health records could save between [40,000] and 100,000 lives a year. And, we don't think this is a right-wing, left-wing issue; I don't think it's a Republican or Democrat issue. Hilary and Bill Frist, the Republican leader in the Senate, will be introducing a bill in about two weeks. We were actually at a press conference with Patrick Kennedy, a Democrat, and Tim Murphy, a Republican introducing a bill in the House on this topic. I know it sounds radical, bold, daring, but if you can save fifty to a hundred thousand American lives a year, why not try it?
- I did have one guy in Iowa walk up to me and say, "You know, that makes so much sense, I know it can't happen." And I thought that was a bad sign.
On the Republican Party's ascent to and maintenance of power:
- On balance, I think they did a lot of things that are very good. And, I think they also responded to 9/11 in ways that were very important for the country, but I do think we need another wave of reform.
- Washington just can't reform itself. It couldn't for the Democrats; it can't for the Republicans. And, Reagan had to basically come out of California to change. We came out of 40 years in the wilderness to change it. I think it's very hard inside the city to get the scale of change we need. So, I think that's a very important part of the next phase of our lives.