Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.
Jeff White, an anti-abortion extremist who calls for “irregular military tactics” against abortion providers, in a blog post just days after his guilty plea to swindling the U.S. government out of $27 million. It is the first nationwide case of Obamacare fraud.
“It is time for a revolution in pro-life activism! Our colleges have been captured by extremists! Today, being pro-life or a Christian on campus is like being black in the 1960’s. The days of playing fair are over. It is time for a revolution, it is time for the resistance, it is time for a Fetal Uprising!”
“God bless Texas – and God bless President Donald Trump.”
“You know, they have a word. It sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist. And I say, ‘Really, we’re not supposed to use that word?’ You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, OK? I’m a nationalist. . . . Use that word.”
“There is an ugliness that’s really scary, and I’m concerned it’s going to descend into violence. The rhetoric that they are using is right on the edge of violence, and that’s the next step. The problem is the left right now, they’re so filled with rage that facts don’t matter, they just want to burn it all down, and that’s not good for our country.”
State Rep. Eric Johnson, on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announcing he will need more time to decide the fate of a plaque at the Capitol that contains lies about the history of slavery and the Civil War.
“If I were writing a book chronicling my experience in Texas politics thus far, it would be titled Profiles in Cowardice, and our attorney general would have just earned his very own chapter with this latest display.”