“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.