The Week in Quotes (Oct. 29 – Nov. 4)

Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes.

Former state Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer, responding to Rep. Matt Schaefer proposal that the members of the House GOP Caucus select a candidate for speaker before the full body votes on the issue in 2019.

“It is clear that he [Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler] is missing a few pages of the Texas Constitution and I would be pleased to give him a tutorial.”


John F. Kelly, White House chief of staff, during a talk show appearance on Monday evening.

“The lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War.”


Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., calling out President Donald Trump.

“Reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become excused and countenanced as telling it like it is, when it is actually just reckless, outrageous and undignified.”


Energy Secretary and former Texas governor Rick Perry, suggesting on Thursday that fossil fuels could help prevent sexual assault.

“But also from the standpoint of sexual assault. When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will on those types of acts.”