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'He's such a moron': Quotes of the week

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It’s been a wild week for COVID-19 as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course on mask recommendations for vaccinated people. Congressional Democrats appeal to popular culture to market climate change and energy policy, and Hunter Biden has a message for those who believe his art is overpriced.

Here are the quotes of the week:

“Our Dems in DC said they’d appreciate care packages from home. Before 5pm Tues, we're collecting Dr. Pepper, salsa, hard candy, hairspray, travel toiletries, hand sanitizers, sewing kits, first aid, and/ or $ to pay shipping. TY!”
- The Dallas Democrats’ Twitter account asking the public to donate care package items to lawmakers who fled the state weeks ago to protest election integrity bills.

“That's under consideration right now, but if you're not vaccinated you're not nearly as smart as I thought you were."
- President Joe Biden when asked if he will require federal employees to get vaccinated.

“Because the public health leaders in our administration have made the determination, based on data, that is a way to make sure they are protected, their loved ones are protected, and that’s an extra step given the transmissibility of the virus that they’re advising people.”
- White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki when asked why vaccinated people need to start wearing masks again.

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“I ride a bicycle all over New York City. I’m sort of known for that. I’m not a spandex guy, I’m not going at 40 miles an hour, I go slow, I take things in.”
- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, at a climate press conference on Wednesday.

“He’s such a moron.”
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Kevin McCarthy’s comment that a mask mandate contradicts science.

“I rise to continue our celebration of ‘Hot FERC Summer.’ As climate activist Fergie would certainly say, ‘The Fercalicious definition is to make our planet cooler.’ So listen up, y’all, ‘cause this is it. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is one of the most important federal agencies to fight climate change and, if I’m doing this right, one that a few more of you are now keeping track of. Having a well-air-conditioned home when it’s hot-hot: that’s Fercalicious. Getting your electricity from the lowest-cost reliable source: Fercalicious. An electric transmission system that keeps everything from electric vehicles to steel mills running with zero-carbon electricity: Fercalicious.”
- Rep. Sean Casten, an Illinois Democrat, in a speech on the House floor introducing his Right to Timely Rehearings at FERC Act.

“They scheduled the vote in the middle of my basketball game.”
- This is perhaps a paraphrase of what Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, said when he walked into the Senate chamber in workout clothes for a vote that was scheduled in the middle of his staff basketball game.

“It’s all bulls***.”
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, a Georgia Republican, after a meeting with the House’s attending physician.

“In honor of this administration flip-flopping, I thought it would be best if I would wear flip-flops, to remind everybody of how this administration could not be consistent if their life depended on it.”
- Rep. Lisa McClain, a Michigan Republican, in a video posted to Twitter, explaining why she was wearing flip-flops on Wednesday to criticize the CDC’s recommendation that vaccinated people wear masks in areas of significant COVID-19 transmission.

“We listen to the CDC and the experts and their guidance. The CDC is a body that is very well-respected. Again, we follow their guidance.”
- White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre in response to a question asking if the Biden administration would consider new lockdowns if the CDC recommended them.

“Other than f*** ‘em? Look, I never said my art was gonna cost what it was gonna cost or what it would be priced at. I’d be amazed if my art had sold for $10.”
- First son Hunter Biden when asked what his response would be to critics who say his art was overpriced.

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“Sir, there is something on your chin.”
- One of President Biden’s staffers handing a note to the president while he was speaking on Zoom.

"What do you call a genius in President Biden's Homeland Security department? A visitor."
- Sen. John Kennedy on Fox and Friends Monday.

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Tags: News, Ted Cruz, Face masks, CDC, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, Science, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Chuck Schumer, Climate Change

Original Author: Charles Hilu

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