▪ “I can’t confirm or deny at this time.” — Desiree Taliaferro, a spokeswoman for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, on reports that Kobach could be a candidate to become Donald Trump’s attorney general.
Such a move would be a shocker given Kobach’s controversial image. A hard liner on immigration. he advised Trump during the campaign on that very issue. Stranger things...
▪ “He is not acting like our president of the United States. He is acting just like a president for the white man.” — Simone Cook who’s organizing an anti-Donald Trump rally on Sunday in Springfield.
Springfield is a Republican stronghold, but already 320 people have indicated on Facebook that they will attend. (link via johncombest.com).
▪ “Trump, Trump, Trump.” — the chant by a group of Ladue high school students on a school bus that preceded a request by one student that blacks move to the back.
The school is reviewing the situation, and suspensions are possible.
▪ “Until I have an opportunity to work with him and see if we can work together, which I hope we can, I am not going to say ‘Oh we’re going to war and blah, blah, blah’, because we’re not. That’s not what we’re sent here for.” — incoming Missouri Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh, a St. Louis County Democrat, on working with Eric Greitens, Missouri’s new Republican governor.
Walsh is aiming toward bipartisanship, which may be all she can hope for as Democrats are outnumbered 3:1 in the state Senate.