‘I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself’: Quotes of the Week | #Education

The past week was dominated, domestically at least, by the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, climaxing with the defendant taking the stand and breaking down in tears. The prosecution has tried to paint him as a tourist who headed to Kenosha, Wisconsin, to cause trouble, while the defense claims he acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two people. Internationally, the COP26 summit continued into its second week, with former President Barack Obama committing a Biden-esque gaffe. Not to be outdone, President Joe Biden also had a verbal misstep later in the week. Here are the quotes of the week.
“We are very excited to come to Georgia, a state that not only welcomes business but enthusiastically supports and welcomes companies in the firearms industry.”
– Remington CEO Ken D’Arcy explains why the country’s oldest gun manufacturer is packing up and moving its headquarters from New York to Georgia.
“I’d rather push myself 120 miles an hour delivering wins for New Hampshire than to slow down, end up on Capitol Hill debating partisan politics without results. That’s why I am going to run for a fourth term.”
– New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu explains why he is not running for Senate.
“Presidents are not kings, and Plaintiff is not President.”
– Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The judge had rejected attempts to stop the delivery of the first batch of National Archive documents related to former President Donald Trump and Jan. 6. An appeals court subsequently granted a hold.
“It wasn’t until you pointed your gun at him, advanced on him … that he fired, right?”
Gaige Grosskreutz, the third and final man shot by Kyle Rittenhouse during a night of turbulent racial-justice protests in the summer of 2020, took the stand at Rittenhouse’s murder trial and recounted how he drew his own pistol after the bloodshed started.
“We’ve got to stop bossing people around. We’ve got to stop the coercion. We’ve got to stop browbeating people.”
– Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis hits out at Biden’s vaccine mandates.
“Since we’re here in the Emerald Isles, let me quote the bard.”
– Former President Barack Obama, mixes up Scotland and Ireland during COP26 speech and then quotes English author William Shakespeare.
“I’ve been on this damn treadmill … crisis to crisis — wildfires, COVID, the recall.
“I signed up to go to Europe, I was ready to go and I had this dinner and the kids had an intervention. They couldn’t believe I was going to miss Halloween.”
– California Gov. Gavin Newsom explains why he skipped the climate conference in Scotland and why he wasn’t seen for two weeks.
“By all accounts, the threat posed by record inflation to the American people is not ‘transitory’ and is instead getting worse. From the grocery store to the gas pump, Americans know the inflation tax is real and D.C. can no longer ignore the economic pain Americans feel every day.”
– West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin voices his concern after inflation hits a 30-year-high.
“I didn’t do anything wrong. I defended myself.”
Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand during an extraordinary day of his murder trial. Moments earlier he had broken down in tears
“Jack and I were emailing each other prior to [Jan. 6 ] where I warned him that his platform was allowing a coup to be staged.
“That email was sent the day before, and then it happened, and I haven’t heard from him since.”
Prince Harry claims he emailed Twitter founder Jack Dorsey warning him ahead of January 6.
“When you say that that you were acting in good faith, I don’t believe that.”
– Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder admonishes Rittenhouse prosecutor Thomas Binger.
“I’ve adopted the attitude of the great Negro, at the time, pitcher in the Negro leagues, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros and Major League Baseball after Jackie Robinson.”
President Joe Biden raised eyebrows and set the internet abuzz Thursday when he used a long-outdated term for black people during a speech honoring veterans. He was referring to baseball player Satchel Paige, who played in the Negro league before it was integrated with Major League Baseball.
“When I saw that, I was in shock. I was angry. President Biden doesn’t know my son. He’s not a white supremacist, is not a racist. And he did that for the votes. And I was so angry for a while at him and what he did to my son. He defamed him.”
Wendy Rittenhouse, Kyle’s mother, voices her anger at Biden’s characterization of her son.
“Because wokeness is the left’s religion, ‘banning’ critical race theory or the 1619 Project won’t fix the problem. The liberal education establishment will simply rename, rebrand, or repackage these insidious ideas to get around so-called bans.”
– Former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos says the idea of critical race theory will continue to spread .
“One of things I’ve learnt from being married to Kamala Harris is that to be first in so many things is hard. She said once that breaking barriers involves breaking, and when you break something sometimes you get cut, and when you get cut, sometimes you bleed. But it’s worth it.”
– Second gentleman Doug Emhoff defends his wife after she recorded dismal approval ratings.
“Obviously there’s only so many pastors they can have. And if their pastor’s Al Sharpton right now, that’s fine, but then that’s it. We don’t want any more black pastors coming in here … sitting with the victim’s family, trying to influence the jurors in this case.”
– Defense attorney Kevin Gough in the Ahmaud Arbery case tells the judge he was concerned Sharpton’s presence in court was an attempt to intimidate the disproportionately white jury hearing the case.
“Dr. Califf’s nomination makes no sense as the opioid epidemic continues to wreak havoc on families across this country with no end in sight.”
Manchin opposes Robert Califf as Biden’s pick to lead the Food and Drug Administration. Califf has drawn scrutiny over his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
“For the math, it started on Nov. 1, which was the day after I received a positive test. It ended on Wednesday, Nov. 10, and then yesterday, per White House protocols, I had a negative test, and hence I am here back with all of you today.”
– White House press secretary Jen Psaki makes a return to the podium and explains her absence.
“In some industries [workers quit] because they need to offer a more competitive package.
“It’s a workers’ market right now. We know that.”
Psaki goes on the defensive after being grilled on a Department of Labor report that said a record 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in September.

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