Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, defending Donald Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” during the final presidential debate.
No, I think sometimes a lady needs to be told when she’s being nasty. I do.
Austin-based conspiracy theorist Alex Jones
It is surreal to talk about issues here on air and then word for word hear Trump say it two days later. It is amazing.
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, decrying the religious right’s support of Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump did not give us this. This is a preexisting condition. The Religious Right turns out to be the people the Religious Right warned us about.
Blake Rocap, legislative counsel for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, on proposed state rules that would require abortion providers to cremate or bury fetal remains.
The rules target physicians that provide abortions and the hospitals that care for patients for no reason other than to make it harder to get a safe, legal abortion in Texas. It’s so transparent that what they’re really trying to do is denying access to abortion.
Pastor Charles Johnson, speaking against private school voucher legislation in Texas.
A classroom is a holy place of learning — not a marketplace of financial gain. To make commodities of our kids and markets of our classrooms is to misunderstand — and profane — the spirituality of education.