Thursday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Rich Lowry, Lauren Underwood, Stacey Abrams, and more.

Political Editors · May 23, 2019

Horrifying thought: “It turns out that promoting the bogus gang-rape against Kavanaugh, amplified by cable news and Democrats, was probably the most ethical thing [Michael] Avenatti was doing in this period.” —Rich Lowry

Demented: “People keep dying, sir. So this is obviously more than a question of resources. Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and to work with you to address the security and humanitarian concerns. But at this point, with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, I feel like and the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. It’s intentional. It’s a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration, and it’s cruel and inhumane.” —Rep. Lauren Underwood to acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan on migrant children dying while in custody

Grand delusions: “The notion of identity politics has been peddled for the last 10 years, and it’s been used as a dog whistle to say that we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the new voices coming into progress. I would argue that identity politics is exactly who we are, and it’s exactly how we won.” —Stacey Abrams, who still hasn’t won Georgia’s gubernatorial election

Non compos mentis: “Sen. Cory Booker says he would create a ‘White House Office of Reproductive Freedom’ if he were elected president and promised a series of executive actions he’d take to protect abortion rights.” —Politico

Belly laugh of the week: “We’ve got to educate the American people about exactly what’s happened. People who watch MSNBC and Fox — well not Fox, because they don’t cover [the Democrat witch hunt] at all — but MSNBC and CNN, they’re following what’s going on.” —Rep. Tim Ryan

And last… “This is your daily reminder Hillary Clinton deleted over 33,000 emails from a private server, as Secretary of State AFTER a congressional subpoena. And Nancy Pelosi has the nerve to accuse the President of a massive coverup.” —Charlie Kirk

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