▪ “This is not a partisan issue. We have broad bipartisan opposition to the president.” — Kansas Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins explaining her opposition to any move by the Obama administration to move detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to Leavenworth.
Jenkins just led a delegation to Cuba to view the prison and said she came away with fodder for legal action should the administration close Guantanamo and proceed with plans to move prisoners to Kansas. Such a move now appears unlikely, but Jenkins said she’s remaining vigilant.
▪ “About a dozen.” — the number of supporters who gathered this week in downtown St. Louis for a Black Men For Bernie rally.
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▪ “There are many concerns about him, not the least of which is that he can’t beat Hillary.” — Carl Bearden, a conservative leader in Missouri who is involved in the “dump Trump” movement.
Bearden is a delegate to the national convention this summer bound to Donald Trump. But he was once a Ted Cruz supporter who signed up to back Trump in part to do what he’s doing now, which is creating havoc for the presumptive nominee.
▪ “Increasing access to naloxone is a proven, safe and highly effective way to prevent opioid overdose deaths.” — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon explaining his support for a law that expands access to medication to combat some drug overdoses.
The FDA has approved naloxone hydrochloride, also known by the brand name Narcan, to block overdoses from opioids.