Just sayin' what he believes. (As reported by the Phoenix New Times five days earlier, 9/10/2014. And be sure to look at the photo of the four old white men that accompanies the article.)
"You put me in charge of Medicaid," Pearce told one caller, "the first thing I'd do is get [female recipients] Norplant, birth-control implants, or tubal ligations. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs and alcohol, and if you want to [reproduce] or use drugs or alcohol, then get a job."
"I know there's people out there [who] need help, and my heart goes out to them, too," he explained that same evening. "But you know what? That should never be a government role. That's a role for family, church, and community."
From Pearce's statement of resignation.
Apologies and otherwise:
Graduation day, a time for errors of omission. (9/17/2014)
Another lame, by-the-numbers excuse. (9/16/2014)