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Jordan Candler / January 10, 2022

Monday Short Cuts

Notable quotables from Newt Gingrich, Sonia Sotomayor, Adam Schiff, and more.

Insight: “The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies.” —Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

“I think [House Speaker Nancy Pelosi] is the person who is the most responsible for what happened [on January 6]. It was her job to ensure that there was adequate police, and if they didn’t have adequate police it was her job to ensure that the National Guard was there. So a lot of this, I think, is a dance by the Democrats, who don’t want us to look very closely at what actually happened.” —former House Speaker Newt Gingrich

“People can disagree about whether taking unprecedented steps to coerce people into getting vaccinated is justified. But everybody should agree up front that the Covid-vaccine mandates are not like anything we’ve seen before. … People cite vaccine mandates in public schools, which have been common for decades. Again, this is nowhere near the same. Public schools, which are governed at the state and local level, mandate that students receive certain vaccinations as a condition of enrollment, with a few exceptions depending on the area (such as for medical or religious reasons). The public-school mandates do not apply outside of school. They do not prevent people from holding jobs or entering a wide range of public spaces. It’s also worth noting that public-school mandates have typically involved vaccines such as MMR (against measles, mumps, and rubella), which offers lifetime protection. The current Covid vaccines have shown waning efficacy after a few months.” —Philip Klein

“What we are moving toward is a system in which vaccination is required for an expanding number of activities while there is a constantly changing definition of what it means to be vaccinated. This will require a level of coercion and surveillance of people trying to hold down jobs and participate in everyday life that has never before been imagined in the United States. Advocates for such policies must be forced to grapple with this reality.” —Philip Klein

“Many Supreme Court Justices … falsely stated [Friday] that the Wuhan coronavirus vaccine ‘prevents disease’ and transmission in the work place. This is absolutely false and highly alarming they’re using that point as fact to make their decision.” —Katie Pavlich

The BIG Lie I: “We have hospitals that are almost at full capacity with people severely ill on ventilators.” —Justice Sonia Sotomayor (“COVID-19 Hospitalizations Down 50% Compared To 2021 Peak, CDC Data Shows.” —The Daily Wire)

The BIG Lie II: “We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition and many on ventilators.” —Sonia Sotomayor (“Since August 2020, there have been over 80,200 children in the 0-17 age group have been hospitalized with COVID-19, according to the CDC.” —Business Insider)

The BIG Lie III: “750 million new COVID cases yesterday or close to that is a lot.” —Justice Stephen Breyer (“There are 330 million people who live in America which means everyone apparently got covid twice in the last 24 hours.” —Greg Price)

And last… “It doesn’t matter whether the vaxx is a wise choice (or not). Or whether it’s effective (or not). Or how deadly Covid is (or not). The ONLY thing SCOTUS should be answering is whether OSHA has authority to issue an ETS requiring private employers to force employees to get vaxxed.” —Liz Wheeler

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