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New York congressman activated to serve in Guard's coronavirus response

One New York congressman will be changing his job from battling for coronavirus help in the halls of Congress to fighting the outbreak on the front lines with the National Guard.

Democratic Rep. Max Rose, a captain in the Army National Guard, was activated this week for relief efforts in New York City and will serve as an operations officer over the next few weeks. His mobilization will start Wednesday.

In a statement, Rose said his office would continue to conduct normal constituent services while he fulfills his military duty.

“Over the past month I have seen acts of incredible bravery and sacrifice by our first responders, nurses, doctors, and essential workers who never thought they’d be on the frontlines of a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rose, who served as an active-duty Army officer in Afghanistan from in 2012.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/03/31/new-york-congressman-activated-to-serve-in-guards-coronavirus-response/

Idaho governor signs nation's first ban on trans girls playing sports

By Associated Press -March 31, 2020 9:59 AM

Gov. Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills on the eve of the International Transgender Day of Visibility.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them.

The Republican governor approved one law that prohibits transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates and another that bans transgender girls and women from competing in women's sports.

The birth certificate measure ignores a 2018 federal court ruling that a past law barring transgender people from making the birth certificate changes violated the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. The judge scrapped the ban and warned against new rules. The Idaho attorney general's office, which didn't appeal the ruling, said it could cost $1 million if the state had to defend the ban again and lost.

"There's an injunction that already absolutely forbids this policy, and the government can't enforce this law without violating a court order," said Peter Renn of Lambda Legal, the law firm that represented two transgender women whose lawsuit led to the court ruling. "The ramifications of contempt (of court) are quite furious."

https://americanindependent.com/idaho-anti-transgender-bills-law-brad-little-gop-governor-republicans-sports/

Yepper, the priorities of bunch of libertarians and discrimination are alive and well during a pandemic...........................its all about there agenda and priorities................................ ........................Where is another Frank Church when you need one.....................................

Cartoon: Pandemic Priorities ................By Clay Jones -March 31, 2020 9:00 AM

Now McConnell is blaming impeachment for failure to respond to coronavirus

By Oliver Willis -March 31, 2020 10:31 AM


Trump actually did address coronavirus during impeachment, but he didn't take it seriously.

From the March 31 edition of Salem Radio Network's "The Hugh Hewitt Show":

HUGH HEWITT: Let me talk to you a little about Sen. [Tom] Cotton. Politico yesterday recognized him as the first to the bell. In your experience in the Senate, was Sen. Cotton the first one to say, "Hey, Leader, hey, Mitch, this is a deadly situation, I do not trust the Chinese." Was he first?

SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): He was first and I think Tom was right on the mark and it came up while we were, you know, tied down in impeachment trial. And I think it diverted the attention of the government because everything, every day was all about impeachment.

Tom figured this out early, and he was absolutely right.

McConnell isn't the first Republican to claim that the impeachment trial, which ended Feb. 5, is to blame for Trump's delayed and inadequate response to the coronavirus. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner blamed the impeachment for Trump's lax response, and Texas Sen. John Cornyn said Trump "did lose 'precious weeks' forced to defend himself," although Trump never testified or attended the trial.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.

https://americanindependent.com/mitch-mcconnell-coronavirus-donald-trump-impeachment-gop-senate-hugh-hewitt/

Well #Moscow Mitch, you have just proven that your traitor cannot walk and chew gum at the same time, but you and your racists team and his racists team now know how to walk and chew gum when it comes to racism, and then when a pandemic unfolds, your treasonous leader said it was HOAX, and again he couldn't walk and chew gum again and that you and your team also also could not walk and chew gum and in doing your Constitutional duty, again, but you can use race as a fall back card..................................and as for Hewitt he's just like the racist that he always was........................

New Mexico's governor warns tribal nations could be 'wiped out' by coronavirus

Source: ABC

"I'm very worried, Mr. President," Grisham said on a call with Trump Monday.
By Katherine Faulders and Olivia Rubin
March 30, 2020, 7:28 PM
5 min read

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham raised alarms with President Donald Trump Monday about 'incredible spikes" in coronavirus cases in Navajo Nation, warning that the virus could "wipe out" some tribal nations, according to a recording of a call between Trump and the nation's governors obtained by ABC News.

"I'm very worried, Mr. President," Governor Lujan Grisham said, as she followed up on a request she made to the Department of Defense last Wednesday for a 248-bed U.S. Army combat support hospital (CSH) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Grisham told Trump she had not yet received a response.

"We're seeing incredible spikes in the Navajo Nation, and this is going to be an issue where we're going to have to figure that out and think about maybe testing and surveillance opportunities," Grisham said.

"The rate of infection, at least on the New Mexico side — although we've got several Arizona residents in our hospitals — we're seeing a much higher hospital rate, a much younger hospital rate, a much quicker go-right-to-the-vent rate for this population. And we're seeing doubling in every day-and-a-half," she said.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mexicos-governor-warns-tribal-nations-wiped-coronavirus/story?id=69884997

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/mexicos-governor-warns-tribal-nations-wiped-coronavirus/story?id=69884997



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And he then showed some empathy......................right........................let's see how that last................not long................


"We're gonna get you that hospital as quickly as we can," Trump said, while directing others in the Situation Room to look into the problem and rush work on the hospital. "Boy, that’s too bad for the Navajo nation – I've been hearing that."

Too bad for the Navajo Nation..........................maybe this nimrod should look at the virus history and the tribes in this country.......................maybe this asshole can look up the history of smallpox and blankets, on how the white would trade smallpox blankets to kill the Natives, that is a fucking fact.............what an asshole.............

Republicans brag about generous unemployment benefits that they voted against

By Dan Desai Martin -March 30, 2020 4:09 PM

Republican senators are taking credit for a provision they tried to strip out of the latest coronavirus stimulus package.

Last week, 47 Republican senators and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted to make unemployment benefits less generous in the coronavirus relief legislation.

Although their amendment to cap unemployment insurance was unsuccessful, several Republican senators spent the next few days bragging about the more generous benefits in the final bill.

https://americanindependent.com/gop-senators-unemployment-benefits-coronavirus-relief-package-republicans-congress-covid-19/

Virginia governor closes campuses after Liberty University told students to return

Source: American Independent

By Associated Press -March 30, 2020 5:15 PM

Liberty University's president has claimed concerns about the spread of coronavirus are overblown.

The evangelical college in Lynchburg, led by Jerry Falwell Jr., has faced intense criticism over its decision to welcome students back to campus last week after the end of their spring break. The vast majority of classes have been moved online, but the university has said publicly that in-person instruction was necessary for a few select courses.

"We are currently reviewing what the governor said but aren't able to make a comment at this moment," said Liberty spokesman Scott Lamb.

Lamb said he couldn't immediately say whether any in-person instruction was continuing Monday, but the university's website specifically mentioned that flight training for aeronautics courses would "remain in the traditional face to face format."

Falwell, one of Donald Trump's earliest and most ardent high-profile supporters, has generally characterized concerns about the virus as overblown. He has accused the news media of stoking fear and suggested that coverage has been politically motivated to hurt the president.

Read more: https://americanindependent.com/virginia-coronavirus-liberty-university-ralph-northam-jerry-falwell-college-campuses-closed-covid-19/

COVID 19 and the Electoral College

Electoral College & Indecisive Elections

“…and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President…”
— U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, clause 3

Congress Decides: 1877
The contested 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden of New York was the last to require congressional intervention. Tilden won the popular vote and the electoral count. But Republicans challenged the results in three Southern states, which submitted certificates of election for both candidates. While the Constitution requires the House and Senate to formally count the certificates of election in joint session, it is silent on what Congress should do to resolve disputes. In January 1877, Congress established the Federal Electoral Commission to investigate the disputed Electoral College ballots. The bipartisan commission, which included Representatives, Senators, and Supreme Court Justices, voted along party lines to award all the contested ballots to Hayes—securing the presidency for him by a single electoral vote. The Commission’s controversial results did not spark the violence in the post-Civil War South that some had feared largely because Republicans had struck a compromise with Southern Democrats to remove federal soldiers from the South and end Reconstruction in the event of a Hayes victory.

See Electoral College Fast Facts for more information about the procedure.

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Electoral-College/

Electoral Fast Facts:

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

"Electors cannot vote for a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate who both hail from an elector’s home state"

This is why we need mail in ballots and we should be demanding action on this issue...................why may you ask, look at what is presently in the white house now.......................and if you cannot go out and vote because of this virus situation, that the world is presently in and you cannot be in crowd so to speak or standing in line so to speak, then that "one" vote in the house by the electoral representative from the state could determine who is in the white house, and presently there are more republicans in control by those states...................and that election of 1877 should be a wake-up call for everyone............................just saying

COVID 19 and the Electoral College

Electoral College & Indecisive Elections

“…and if there be more than one who have such Majority, and have an equal Number of Votes, then the House of Representatives shall immediately chuse by Ballot one of them for President…”
— U.S. Constitution, Article II, section 1, clause 3

Congress Decides: 1877
The contested 1876 presidential election between Republican Rutherford B. Hayes of Ohio and Democrat Samuel J. Tilden of New York was the last to require congressional intervention. Tilden won the popular vote and the electoral count. But Republicans challenged the results in three Southern states, which submitted certificates of election for both candidates. While the Constitution requires the House and Senate to formally count the certificates of election in joint session, it is silent on what Congress should do to resolve disputes. In January 1877, Congress established the Federal Electoral Commission to investigate the disputed Electoral College ballots. The bipartisan commission, which included Representatives, Senators, and Supreme Court Justices, voted along party lines to award all the contested ballots to Hayes—securing the presidency for him by a single electoral vote. The Commission’s controversial results did not spark the violence in the post-Civil War South that some had feared largely because Republicans had struck a compromise with Southern Democrats to remove federal soldiers from the South and end Reconstruction in the event of a Hayes victory.

See Electoral College Fast Facts for more information about the procedure.

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Electoral-College/

Electoral Fast Facts:

https://history.house.gov/Institution/Electoral-College/Electoral-College/

"Electors cannot vote for a Presidential and Vice Presidential candidate who both hail from an elector’s home state"

This is why we need mail in ballots and we should be demanding action on this issue...................why may you ask, look at what is presently in the white house now.......................and if you cannot go out and vote because of this virus situation, that the world is presently in, then that "one" vote in the house by the electoral representative from the state could determine who is in the white house, and presently there are more republicans in control by those states...................and that election of 1877 should be a wake-up call for everyone............................just saying

Sesame Workshop enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on hand washing

By The Associated Press
today


NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on.

The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing.

One of Elmo’s signature songs, the toothbrush classic “Brushy Brush,” has been updated to “Washy Wash.”Rooster pops up in another of the 30-second spots to remind kids to “wash hands now” before eating, playing sports or using the bathroom.

The new content on SesameStreet.org/caring builds on last week’s launch of Sesame Workshop’s Caring for Each Other initiative to help families stay physically and mentally healthy during the health crisis. The overall project ranges from messages of comfort to learning activities in reading, math and science.

https://apnews.com/f99921d8db9016bfbca07d969fd1a9c1

Then over in the traitor world the country has outright malfeasance...............................from the grifter's, and trump

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough...........................
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