"I won't be letting GM leadership, or federal regulators, escape accountability for these tragedies."
—Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., chair of the Senate Commerce Committee's consumer protection subcommittee, which also has investigated the recall
"They were fired. What? Do you want to put them in jail now? I mean, I don't know. Let's have some hearings and determine if they did anything that was illegal before we start throwing them in jail."
—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., responding to a reporter who asked whether he believes the Justice Department should bring criminal charges against the 15 GM employees who were forced out for their role in the ignition switch scandal