Quotes for the week

Aug 5, 2022,  Victoria Spartz, Ukrainian born Congresswoman-R from the State of Indiana was not invited to travel to Ukraine with a congressional delegation for discussions, she eventually participated in the meetings after using her own funds to make the trip, in an email to CNN defending her participation in the discussions and actions, stated:

“This accusation is a cowardly misrepresentation of facts by some jealous members or staff since we had a very productive bipartisan CODEL in March,” Spartz said. “I did not come to Congress to get paid for my travel vacations or dinners, but rather get things done. I have always been willing to spend my own hard-earned money to help with causes I care about.”

July 15, 2022, Vanessa Matsis-McCrady, chief counsel and head of HR at  Engage PEO, while speaking to reporters about the difficulties that employers face getting their remote workers to return to the office, said:

“If the only thing that is different about their day is that they are going to be home less…and they get to the office and there isn’t anyone else there or aren’t people for them to collaborate with, then there is going to be some scratching of their heads of what’s the point of doing this”

Aug 3, 2022, Max Schachter, the parent of Alex Schachter, who was killed during the mass shooting at the Parkland School in Florida, while giving his “victim impact statement” during the penalty phase of the trial of Nicholas Cruz, the convicted gunman, stated in part:

“Our family is broken. There is this constant emptiness…I feel I can’t truly be happy if I smile… I know that behind that smile is the sharp realization that part of me will always be sad and miserable because Alex isn’t here”  

Aug 1, 2022, Kyle Johnson, son of the legendary Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols, in a Facebook post commenting on the death of his mother, said:

“I regret to inform you that a great light in the firmament no longer shines for us as it has for so many years   her light, however, like the ancient galaxies now being seen for the first time, will remain for us and future generations to enjoy, learn from, and draw inspiration”