Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
President of the San Bernardino County Federation of Republican Women Vera Eyzendooren, on San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon. Dhillon is running to become the first female vice chair of the California Republican Party and is a devout Sikh, not a Muslim.
I was told by one of Harmeet’s friends that because of her religion, her loyalty is to the Muslim religion. So she will defend a Muslim beheading two men without any hesitation……she is not a Republican.
Deborah Pryce, a former member of the House Republican leadership and part of a group of prominent Republicans who have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry.
Like a lot of the country, my views have evolved on this from the first day I set foot in Congress. I think it’s just the right thing, and I think it’s on solid legal footing, too.
Lumberton Independent Schools District Assistant Superintendent Gerald Chandler, on the manufactured “controversy” — promoted, no surprise by Fox News — about students in a Southeast Texas high school learning about Islam.
The students enjoy their teacher, and are shocked that all this has been misconstrued, that what’s in the public isn’t what she taught. They are supporting her tremendously.
Texas House Public Education Committee Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, on Texas state Sen. Dan Patrick’s voucher proposals.
I think it would be very difficult to find the votes in committee or on the (full House) floor for any significant voucher program. I don’t know that I’d say it’s dead. I’d say it’s in a difficult situation.
Dr. Michael Speer, president of the Texas Medical Association, in a written statement for the Senate Health and Human Services Committee during discussion Tuesday on legislation that would further tighten abortion restrictions.
Our opposition to Senate Bill 97 is based not on our members’ position on abortion, but rather on our concern with any legislative effort that prescribes action and sets a standard of care in statute for the care of any of our patients. Regardless of how reasonable legislation requiring certain medical acts may appear, it is a slippery slope that will open the door for future legislation to further direct the practice of medicine.