'Everybody knows I like kids better than people': Quotes of the week

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'Everybody knows I like kids better than people': Quotes of the week

With Congress on a break, this week's quotes of the week are somewhat more eclectic — ranging from Paul McCartney explaining who really broke up the Beatles, to Jon Gruden resigning as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders because of leaked emails, to Joe Rogan challenging CNN, to President Joe Biden admitting he prefers children to "people."

Here are the quotes of the week.

"I didn't instigate the split. That was our Johnny … John walked into the room one day and said, 'I'm leaving the Beatles.' And he said, 'It's quite thrilling. It's rather like a divorce.' And then we were left to pick up the pieces."
- Paul McCartney sets the record straight on who was behind the Beatles splitting up: He blamed John Lennon.

“I have resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”
- Jon Gruden, the Las Vegas Raiders coach, in a statement issued by the team after it emerged he had made a series of racist, homophobic, and offensive remarks in emails leaked to the media.

"It's like taking a battered child and thinking everything's going to be OK his first day in school."
- George Clooney, in a BBC interview, blames President Joe Biden’s poor poll numbers on the way former president Donald Trump left the country.

"We are at a point where there are choices that need to be made. That's the point we're at now, given there will be fewer dollars that will be spent."
- White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggests there might have to be a smaller spending bill.

"I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave. But brave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay."
- Actor Dean Cain on Superman coming out as bisexual in the latest DC Comics adaptation. Cain played the Man of Steel in the 1990s.

“We cannot allow conservative-controlled states to double down on their regressive and subversive voting bills. The Freedom to Vote Act is the legislation that will right the ship of our democracy and establish common-sense national standards to give fair access to our democracy to all Americans.”
- Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Senate will consider the Freedom to Vote Act, a bill aiming to expand access to the polls and counter new red-state voter integrity laws.

“Why would you say that when you’re talking about a drug that has been given out to billions and billions of people? A drug that the inventors won a Nobel Prize in 2015, a drug that has been shown to stop viral replication in vitro. You know that, right? Why would they lie and say that’s horse dewormer? [...] Do you think that that's a problem that your news network lies?"
- Podcast host Joe Rogan challenges CNN’s chief medical correspondent on their coverage of him taking Ivermectin.

"She was the only one that I knew of that came to politics on her own, not because there was a man ... And it was inspiring, really, to believe that I didn't need my father or my brothers or my husband to be involved in politics."
- Rep. Ilhan Omar reveals why she thinks former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is an inspiration.

"As a legal matter, we conclude that Congress has broad power to structure the Supreme Court by expanding (or contracting) the number of Justices. The prudential question is more difficult, and Commissioners are divided on whether Court expansion would be wise."
- A readout of President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court commission, which discussed the topic of court-packing.

"Most of the time women say things and they are not heard in the same way as men who might say the identical thing."
- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor reveals that the way SCOTUS conducts oral arguments was changed because men kept interrupting women.

“The reason people are so shocked and sad is above all, he was one of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics. He also had an outstanding record of passing laws to help the most vulnerable.”
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the killing of David Amess, a member of parliament who was fatally stabbed in a church during a constituent meeting.

“I regard Dave as a friend and as an artist who is a genius.”
- Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser says she has not considered rescinding Dave Chappelle's key to the city despite the comedian’s jokes about transgender people during his latest Netflix stand-up special.

"Everybody knows I like kids better than people. Fortunately, they like me. That’s maybe why I like them"
- Biden during a Build Back Better event talking about the child tax credit in Hartford, Connecticut.

"When I hear people say it costs $3.5 trillion, I'll be honest with you, we're probably not going to get $3.5 trillion this year. We're gonna get something less than that, but I'm going to negotiate. I'm going to get it done."
- Biden admits that the $3.5 trillion spending package number is unrealistic.

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