▪ “No evidence whatsoever.” — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster concluding that the state’s only abortion facility was not selling fetal remains.
The finding didn’t convince anti-abortion activists, who remain upset following the release of those highly controversial undercover videos in July. Said Sam Lee, president of Campaign Life Missouri, “A lot of questions remain unanswered.” (link via johncombest.com).
▪ “It’s going to cost me a fortune.” — GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump talking about the impact of his tax plan on his personal finances.
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Is that claim true? The Washington Post determined that it’s probably not: “No matter how we slice it, we do not see how Trump can justify his claim that his tax plan would cost him `a fortune.’ On the contrary, it appears it would significantly reduce his taxes — and the taxes of his heirs.”
▪ “I want to shut down Planned Parenthood, but shutting down the government will not accomplish that goal.” — Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts explaining his vote in favor of keeping the government operating.
Roberts’ fellow GOP senator from Kansas, Jerry Moran, voted just the opposite. Here’s why: Moran is up for re-election next year and does not want to risk a tea party primary opponent in August. Roberts was re-elected last year and probably will not run again.
▪ “Whatever I vote is going to be my own personal choice based on how I feel. I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time. It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar.” — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Turns out that Brady has not endorsed Donald Trump, as previously reported. Reporters, Brady said, read too much into his off-hand remark that a Trump presidency “would be great.”