Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, on the final day of the regular session of the Texas Legislature.
“Until we meet again, which like you, I hope will not be any time soon.”
TFN President Kathy Miller, on the possibility that a special legislative session will be called in order to pass a so-called “bathroom bill.”
“It seems ridiculous to me that merely allowing discrimination isn’t enough for our lieutenant governor – he wants to require discrimination. That’s hateful.”
Texas state Rep. César Blanco, D-El Paso, on the incident on the Texas House floor that included threats of violence.
“This isn’t about decorum. I’m a sailor; I can take the salty language. This is about whether we sit idly or stand up in the face of ethnic scapegoating, racial profiling and abusing the power of the state to intimidate the less powerful.”
Elon Musk, on Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
“Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.”