Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, on Donald Trump’s latest attacks on Khizr and Ghazala Khan.
This is going to a place where we’ve never gone before, to push back against the families of the fallen. There used to be some things that were sacred in American politics — that you don’t do — like criticizing the parents of a fallen soldier even if they criticize you.
Donald Trump attacking Hillary Clinton.
She’s the devil.
Robert Jeffress, the far-right pastor of a Dallas megachurch.
(T)he proponents of evolution know their theory will not stand up under the microscope of serious scrutiny. And that’s why we can say with great confidence, even though it’s politically incorrect to do so, we can say with great confidence that evolution is a myth.
Anti-abortion activist Carol Everett, suggesting that Texans risk contracting HIV or another sexually transmitted infection from their drinking water if a new rule requiring fetal remains to be buried or cremated isn’t implemented.
There’s several health concerns. What if the woman had HIV? What if she had a sexually transmitted disease? What if those germs went through and got into our water supply?
Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, in a 2002 floor speech that clearly outlined his views on evolution and creationism.
The truth is it always was a theory, Mr. Speaker. And now that we have recognized evolution as a theory, I would simply and humbly ask, can we teach it as such and can we also consider teaching other theories of the origin of species?