Smarther News Quick Quotes for Monday, October 1st

October 1, 2018
"It gave me a space to talk with him, and he is there with his angels.”

Angelica Cervantes, mother of Eric Silva, one of the 58 people murdered on Oct 1, 2017 in the largest mass shooting in American history. Cervantes is speaking about a memorial garden in Las Vegas, with 59 trees, one for each victim and an oak for the tree of life. A year after the shooting, investigators still don't have a clear motive or answer to why the shooter did it.
"I’m a victim of sexual assault…. We do treat people differently who are either the victims or perpetrators of this based on their politics now, or based on their gender now. That is a huge mistake. America, it’s a huge mistake.”

Kellyanne Conway, WH counselor, speaking to CNN's Jake Tapper about the nomination and debate over the President's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
“And then we fell in love, OK? No, really, he wrote me beautiful letters, and they’re great letters. We fell in love."

Pres. Trump speaking at a rally on Saturday about how he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during June's Singapore Summit. Earlier in the day, NoKo's leader reaffirmed the country will not disarm its nuclear weapons first.

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"It was like a flurry a like it was snowing mosquitoes… I waited for them to calm down before I grabbed the kids and the ran into the house."

Cassie Vadovsky speaking to her local news station in North Carolina. Flooding from Hurricane Florence continues in North & South Carolina; one of the side effects is mosquitos, including one type that grows 3x the average size.

by Jenna Lee,