"Really bad news for Republicans and frankly, ALL Americans."
Donald Trump, in a post on Truth Social, regarding the death of Lynette ‘Diamond’ Hardaway, known for being half of the MAGA duo “Diamond and Silk” who rose to fame during the 2016 presidential election by using their online platform to urge voters to vote for Trump. Hardaway’s death was announced Monday night and did not specify the cause of death; she was 51. (NPR — Jan. 10, 2023)
Brian Robinson, a Republican political consultant, regarding Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s political strength as he moves into his second term. (Associated Press — Jan. 9, 2023)
"We will have time to reflect on Q as a legislator in the weeks to come, but right now I deeply mourn my friend.”Connecticut House Speaker Matt Ritter, regarding the death of state Rep. Quentin Williams, who died in a car crash that happened just hours after Williams was sworn in for his third term. Gov. Ned Lamont directed flags to be lowered to half-staff. (Associated Press — Jan. 5, 2023)
“We hold that our state constitutional right to privacy extends to a woman’s decision to have an abortion.”South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn, in the 3-2 opinion that ruled that a state law banning abortion after about six weeks of pregnancy is unconstitutional because it violates a right to privacy. (Reuters — Jan. 5, 2023)
“We take that mission very seriously to find these folks. Nothing we can do can make up for what happened to them.”Lynda Gledhill, executive officer of the California Victims’ Compensation Board, regarding the state’s program to provide reparations to people who were sterilized by the state government either against their will or without their knowledge. Those eligible will receive payments of at least $15,000, but finding the people who qualify for the money has proven difficult. The state has approved just 51 people for payments out of 310 applications; about 600 people are estimated to be eligible. (Associated Press — Jan. 4, 2023)