Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
U.S Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio
The Republican Party of Texas, in many ways, helped build Donald Trump. People like Ted Cruz and Dan Patrick are not victims of a party that was hijacked by Donald Trump. They are, in fact, precursors.
Comedian Stephen Colbert, on Monday’s news that Donald Trump fired his campaign manager.
Someone was managing that campaign?
PolitiFact’s verdict on Gov. Greg Abbott’s claim that “ISIS is running through” the U.S.-Mexico border.
Abbott’s claim isn’t just wrong, it’s ridiculous. Pants on Fire!
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times editorial board, on Texas SBOE member David Bradley’s support for a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that has been criticized by activists and scholars.
It’s a shame that someone with such a blatantly racist view represents 12 counties and part of a 13th and has a say in Texas public education. There is nothing left-leaning about the desire to have the history and heritage of Mexican-Americans represented in school curriculum in Texas of all places. If anything, the lack of it renders the curriculum incomplete.
Glenn Beck, arguing that people such as himself are the true civil rights leaders of today.
Who are the civil rights leaders? I’ve said this for a long time and people make fun of us: We’re the civil rights leaders, we’re the civil rights leaders of today. They have discredited themselves and they are dismissed.