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“She’s in King David ceme­tery. That is where I go to see my kid now.”

— AN­DREW POL­LACK, whose daugh­ter Meadow was killed in the Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School mas­sacre in Park­land, Florida, speak­ing out dur­ing a lis­ten­ing ses­sion at the White House.

“The Repub­li­can-con­trolled As­sem­bly is wrap­ping up their work for the year on Day 53 of 365. The same GOP leg­is­la­tors who wrapped their racist at­tacks on peo­ple re­ceiv­ing pub­lic as­sis­tance … will hap­pily col­lect their gov­ern­ment pay­checks, pad­ding their state pen­sions and get­ting great health­care sub­si­dized on the pub­lic dime for the next 10 months with­out hav­ing to show up to cast a vote on the floor of the As­sem­bly.”

— One Wis­con­sin Now ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor SCOT ROSS in a pub­lic state­ment charg­ing state Repub­li­can lead­ers with hypocrisy af­ter they es­sen­tially closed up shop for 2018 on Feb. 22.

“We elected Mike Steele to be the RNC chair be­cause he’s a black guy. That was the wrong thing to do.”

— IAN B. WAL­TERS, the com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor of the Amer­i­can Con­ser­va­tive Union, speak­ing at the union’s Fe­bru­ary con­fer­ence.

“You betcha. Love my AR-15.”

— State Rep. ADAM JARCHOW, R-Bal­sam Lake, re­spond­ing to crit­i­cism on so­cial me­dia of his pro-NRA po­si­tion.

“You’re afraid of the NRA.”

— DON­ALD TRUMP ridi­cul­ing Se­nate Repub­li­cans for re­fus­ing to take ac­tion on gun con­trol. “I re­ally be­lieve I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon.”

— DON­ALD TRUMP claim­ing that he would have rushed un­armed into Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School while a mass shoot­ing was un­der­way. Trump, who dodged the draft by claim­ing he had bone spurs in his feet, sug­gested he sin­gle-hand­edly would have dis­armed the shooter, who had a semi-au­to­matic weapon.

“When­ever you go against God’s plan, bad things are go­ing to hap­pen.”

— GOR­DON GIAMPIETRO, whom Don­ald Trump has nom­i­nated to the U.S. Dis­trict Court for the Eastern Dis­trict of Wis­con­sin, ob­ject­ing to the Supreme Court de­ci­sion le­gal­iz­ing same-sex mar­riage dur­ing a ra­dio in­ter­view in 2015.

“We are in­cred­i­bly proud of this young trans Amer­i­can for step­ping up to serve our great coun­try, even as Don­ald Trump shame­fully at­tempts to stop (trans­gen­der peo­ple) from serv­ing.’

— ASH­LEY BROAD­WAY-MACK, pres­i­dent of the Amer­i­can Mil­i­tary Part­ner As­so­ci­a­tion, re­spond­ing to news that a trans­gen­der re­cruit had joined the U.S. mil­i­tary. The re­cruit was the first since fed­eral courts ruled against the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s ban against openly trans peo­ple serv­ing in the Armed Forces.

“I'm a gun owner and an Army vet. Ban­ning mil­i­tary as­sault ri­fles or rais­ing the age of pur­chase is not the same as ‘ban­ning guns for law-abid­ing cit­i­zens,’ as Speaker Ryan said. … It’s about not want­ing the same weapons I used in war to be used in our schools and our streets.”

— RANDY BRYCE, Demo­cratic can­di­date for Con­gress in the 1st Con­gres­sional Dis­trict.

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