"We need a new face. If we are going to be strong, we've got to be 100 percent united." — Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, after the California congressman suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House.
"I suspect given his history of recent events he is quite a fighter." — Dr. J. Douglas Kirk, chief medical officer at UC Davis Medical Center, after Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his California hometown.
"He's not wanted here. He's coming here purely to push his garbage, and we don't want it." — Michelle Finn, who is helping to organize a gun-rights protest when President Barack Obama arrives in Roseburg, Oregon, to visit with victims' families of the community college shootings.