A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Too many to name…those accused of sexual assault
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“And it is the right thing to do, is to pray in moments like this, because you know what? Prayer works.”
House Speaker Paul Ryan
“We mourn with those who mourn, and we grieve with those who grieve, but we do not grieve like those who have no hope. Our faith gives us hope. Heroes give us hope.”
Vice President Mike Pence, visiting Sutherland Springs after the shooting that killed 26
“I am not a hero. I think my Lord, my God, protected me and gave me the skills to do what needed to be done. I wish that I could have gotten there faster.”
Stephen Willeford, who pursued the gunman in Sutherland Springs
“He said we need to pursue him, he just shot up the church. So that’s what I did. I just acted.”
Sutherland Springs resident Johnnie Langendorff on his decision to pick up Stephen Willeford and give chase to shooter Devin Kelley
“America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. The regime has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation. This is a very different administration than the United States has had in the past.
“Today, I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilized nations, when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us, and do not try us. We will defend our common security, our shared prosperity, and our sacred liberty.
“The horror of life in North Korea is so complete that citizens pay bribes to government officials to have themselves exported aboard as slaves. They would rather be slaves than live in North Korea. It is a tale of one people, but two Koreas. One Korea in which the people took control of their lives and their country, and chose a future of freedom and justice, of civilization, and incredible achievement. And another Korea in which leaders imprison their people under the banner of tyranny, fascism, and oppression.
“We dream of a Korea that is free, a peninsula that is safe, and families that are reunited once again.”
President Trump issued a stern warning to North Korea Wednesday during a speech to the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea
Texas Attorney Governor Ken Paxton
“He’s so right, isn’t he? That’s so obviously the answer isn’t it? You brainless morons. Sorry but that’s what you are Texas Attorney General: a brainless moron!”
Piers Morgan of the Daily Mail reacting to Paxton
“If you did what you’re suggesting, there would have been no difference three days ago, and you might not have had that very brave person who happened to have a gun or a rifle in his truck go out and shoot him, and hit him and neutralize him. And I can only say this: If he didn’t have a [gun], instead of having 26 dead, you would have had hundreds more dead. So that’s the way I feel about it. Not going to help.”
At a press conference Tuesday in South Korea, President Trump was asked if he would consider seeking “extreme vetting” for gun purchasers similar to what he has advocated for individuals entering the U.S. from other countries. Trump said such screenings would not have stopped last Sunday’s gunman, who killed 26 people inside a Texas church, and could potentially have stopped another gun owner from confronting the shooter.
“The NRA has too much power. But wait, Devin Kelley wasn’t an NRA member. [But] the armed citizen who stopped him was.”
Tucker Carlson of FOX News
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Trump and Republicans suffer election humiliation
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK