Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, defending his endorsement of Donald Trump despite once calling him a “cancer on conservatism.”
We compete, and then we let bygones be bygones.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, announcing the filing of a civil rights lawsuit against North Carolina over the state’s anti-LGBT law.
Let me also speak directly to the transgender community itself. Some of you have lived freely for decades. Others of you are still wondering how you can possibly live the lives you were born to lead. But no matter how isolated or scared you may feel today, the Department of Justice and the entire Obama Administration wants you to know that we see you; we stand with you; and we will do everything we can to protect you going forward. Please know that history is on your side.
Heidi Cruz, likening her husband’s presidential campaign to the “defeat” of slavery.
And hang in there. Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle. Think that slavery — it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, in a video released the day before the 5th Court of Appeals hears his request for a dismissal of securities-fraud charges. Paxton has faced several criminal charges since taking office in January 2015.
There are those folks who are mad that I’m a conservative Christian and made no bones about it. They say that people of strong faith don’t belong in public service. I’m a man of faith. I ran for office as a man of faith. And I will continue to serve you as a man of faith.
Republican front-runner Donald Trump, at a campaign rally in Washington, claiming that men are being oppressed today.
All of the men, we’re petrified to speak to women anymore. We may raise our voice. You know what? The women get it better than we do, folks. They get it better than we do.