JUICE – Florida Politics’ Juicy Read – 7.31.20 – Republicans Frown Upon Delaying Election – 87K Jobless Claims in Florida – Rubio Dismisses HEROES Act- Trump Election Suggestion Falls Flat – More…
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JUICE – Florida Politics’ Juicy Read – 7.31.20 – Republicans Frown Upon Delaying Election – 87K Jobless Claims in Florida – Rubio Dismisses HEROES Act- Trump Election Suggestion Falls Flat – More…

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Delaying the Election

After President Trump questioned whether or not to postpone the upcoming November presidential election, Congressional Republicans scoffed at the idea, saying that the election was going to happen regardless of what the president suggests or questions.

“He can suggest whatever he wants. The law is what it is. We’re going to have an election that’s legitimate, it’s going to be credible, it’s going to be the same as we’ve always done it,” –Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)

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Trump’s statement about the election comes after he warned of widespread voter fraud if states reverted to using a mail-in ballot option because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump does not have the authority to delay an election, so the election is going to happen. READ MORE

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Senator Rubio has also come out against the HEROES Act saying the bill nothing more than a “political game” House Democrats were playing because the bulk of the bill had nothing to do with the coronavirus. READ MORE

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This Miami-Dade County candidate loves his home but loves his grandma’s house more. Justin Koren lists his nana’s home address as his voting address, not the condo he owns. READ MORE

They are at it again…The disgrace of the RPOF is up to their same old election-year shenanigans. The Broward GOP really does suck. READ MORE

 

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***Your morning JUICE is also sponsored by Fran Flynn. Fran Flynn is a Republican running for Congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. She’s Pro-Trump, Pro-Gun, Pro-Life.***

 

Commissioner Nikki Fried @NikkiFriedFL –With natural gas prices set to double in the next decade, Florida must increase investments in sustainable and renewable energy sources to power our communities. Our @FDACS Office of Energy is working to improve statewide energy efficiency and expand renewable energy production.

Rep. Anthony Sabatini @AnthonySabatini –Barack Obama is one of the worst Presidents in American History

AG Ashley Moody @AGAshleyMoody –I am urging the Senate to pass @SenRickScott and @MarcoRubio s “Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act” to put an end to the Castro dictatorship’s #HumanTrafficking scheme. I am proud to stand up for survivors who now call Florida home.

Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell @RepDMP-Today we celebrate the 55-year anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. For thousands of seniors, individuals with disabilities & families in South Florida, it’s made all the difference in the world. I will continue fighting to protect Medicare and Medicaid from any attacks.

US Rep. Al Lawson Jr @RepAlLawsonJr –More than 4.3 million people. That’s how many confirmed cases there have been in America. Children are going hungry & families are struggling to make rent. In what world do business lunches rank as more important than helping our most vulnerable?

Rep. Ted Deutch @RepTedDeutch –#Medicare & #Medicaid have been crucial lifelines for older Americans, women, children & the disabled for 55 years and are especially critical during COVID-19. We must continue our fight to #ProtectOurCare and preserve these programs for future generations.

Gus Bilirakis @RepGusBilirakis –I recently spoke with our local Supervisors of Elections @votepasco & @VotePinellas I am confident that Florida will be ready to #vote come November 3rd.

 

“Republicans Reject Trump’s Suggestion to Delay November Election” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama – Republicans close to the President are overwhelming rejecting President Trump’s suggestion to delay the November election due to concerns of mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud, saying the election will proceed as planned. “He can suggest whatever he wants. The law is what it is. We’re going to have an election that’s legitimate, it’s going to be credible, it’s going to be the same as we’ve always done it,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told reporters on Capitol Hill. “I wish he hadn’t said that,” Rubio added. “But it’s not going to change. We’re going to have an election in November. And people should have confidence in it.” Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz dismissed Trump’s idea to delay the election, but defended the President’s concerns over voting fraud. “Election fraud is a serious problem we need to stop it and fight it, but no the election should not be delayed,” Cruz said. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) downplayed Trump’s remark as a “joke” to get the media crazy to “write about it.”

“Wasserman Schultz says Trump doesn’t want “people of color” as neighbors” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina – President Donald Trump (R) took to Twitter and made a questionable statement that has drawn ire from Democratic lawmakers, especially that of Rep.Debbie Wasserman Schultz. President Trump said that he was “happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you. Will no longer bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood…” He followed the tweet by adding that “your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down,” noting that he has “rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule.” In response, the President drew mixed reactions from his Twitter followers, including Rep. Wasserman Schultz (D) is one lawmaker who made her disagreement with the President’s action known. Calling the move and his comments “disgusting,” the Florida lawmaker added that “instead of trying to end systemic racism, Trump BRAGS about ending an Obama rule that directed cities to address racial discrimination in housing.”

“Frankel says Trump conducting ‘war against women’” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina – Florida Rep. Lois Frankel (D) took to Twitter to sound off on the Trump administration and “Donald Trump’s assault against women.” In the tweet, the Florida lawmaker, currently running for reelection, argued that “employers & schools shouldn’t get to decide when a person becomes a parent. Period.” In working with California Rep. Barbara Lee (D), Frankel announced that she is “proud to be leading a measure in this year’s Appropriations package… to make sure that the decision to use birth control is kept between a patient & doctor.” In a video posted where Rep. Frankel elaborates on her thoughts regarding the matter, she describes that the Affordable Care Act mandated that “health insurance cover the full cost of patients’ birth control.” “This policy did not raise the cost of insurance,” She added, noting that “more importantly, it gave more than 60 million women access to contraception.” However, the Florida lawmaker stressed that “Since day one, the Trump administration has aggressively targeted the health rights and bodily autonomy of women.” This is extremely harmful because it is also “disproportionately hurting women of color.”

“Herman Cain dies of COVID-19” by The Floridian’s Javier Manjarres – Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has died of COVID-19 in Atlanta, Georgia. Cain was reported to have been hospitalized for 30 days on oxygen but lost his battle with the virus. Gov. Mike Huckabee: “I’m heartbroken by the death of a real friend. We were both advocates of the Fair Tax and I just loved being around him. America has lost a voice for liberty. But Herman Cain was a life well lived!” Personal note: I was honored to have been one of the first people to interview Herman way back in 2011. He was a genuinely good man, and funny. He will be missed. Here >>>

“Rubio dismisses House Democrat’s Heroes Act as a “political game”” by The Floridian’s Daniel Molina – Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R), a long-time critic of China and the threat they pose to the United States, joined Shannon Bream on Fox News to discuss disengaging from China and passing an additional federal relief package to assist Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. In discussing the threat that China poses on the country, Senator Rubio explained that they are “the second largest economy. In the world, the most populous nation on Earth, they are a nuclear power, they are going to continue to grow in power and influence.” Because of that, “we have to have a relationship with them, but it has to be a balanced relationship – meaning we can’t continue to allow them to cheat, steal our jobs, and create unfair advantages over us.” In speaking about financial relief for Americans, the Florida lawmaker slammed the HEROES Act, arguing that a better measure has to be introduced for the American people. He detailed that the HEROES Act “has all kinds of things in it that have absolutely nothing to do with the pandemic,” noting that the response has “to be something that helps people that are looking for jobs and can’t find them right now, helps small business survive, helps protect companies from being sued out existence, helps develop more testing capabilities and hopefully… a vaccine, and helps with the extraordinary costs of going back to school that will be associated with making those schools safe.”

“Trump Raises Idea Of Delaying 2020 Election” by The Floridian’s Mona Salama – President Trump floated the idea of delaying the 2020 elections, warning that universal mail-in voting will lead to widespread voter fraud. In a tweet Thursday morning that is now pinned to his feed, Trump framed the suggestion as a question that the election should be delayed “until people can properly securely and safely vote?” arguing universal mail-in voting “will be the most inaccurate & fraudulent election in history.” “With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history,” Trump tweeted. “It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” Trump has railed for months against the expansion of mail-in voting as a majority of states begin to embracing this method as an alternative to in-person voting for General election. Several states have so far mailed all registered voters a ballot request applications to apply for an absentee ballot, while five states— Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, and Utah will automatically mail a ballot to every registered voter whether they asked for one or not.

“Florida county sheriff has already issued more than 200 citations while cracking down on gatherings” by CNN’s Christina Maxouris – Florida’s Broward County sheriff says he’s got no plans to end an operation cracking down on large gatherings, which has already resulted in more than 200 citations. The operation’s goals were two-fold, Sheriff Gregory Tony said in a virtual news conference Wednesday: to reduce the large gatherings that were taking place and to crack down on “roving car clubs” that were bringing dozens of young people together throughout certain parts of the community. There have been more than 1,100 calls of service about parties and social gatherings, the sheriff said. In the two weeks since the operation was launched, Tony says police have responded to at least 13 different gatherings or parties and issued more than 260 different citations. “Anytime we’re having large gatherings of 100, 150 plus people, it’s crystal clear that we’re not seeing a compliance with the CDC recommendations and therefore more people will contract this virus,” the sheriff said. “We have no interest at this point in time to discontinue having this type of enforcement operation,” he said. Broward County borders Miami-Dade County, which has been called by some experts the country’s new coronavirus epicenter, with overwhelmed hospitals and maxed out ICUs sounding the alarm over the rise in patients. And in the last week, sick Floridians seeking treatment in Miami-Dade County spilled over to the neighboring county’s hospitals.

“Florida fisheries wait for federal aid as prices take a deep dive” by Hannah Farrow, Medill News Service – Federal officials Wednesday defended the delay in releasing $300 million on fisheries assistance funding, including $23.4 million for Florida, saying the pandemic has set them behind in analyzing data to determine how much each fishery is due. Senators on the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee urged faster action to offset the impacts of COVID-19 on the seafood industry. Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., noted that fisheries across the nation have experienced up to a 90 percent decline in sales. “All sectors of the seafood industry, including fishermen, aquaculture producers, seafood processor distributors and restaurants have been impacted,” Wicker said at Wednesday’s hearing. “These losses have crippled our nation’s fisheries and will have negative impacts on coastal communities across the country.” In the Gulf of Mexico alone, the price of fish decreased by 80 percent, Wicker said, and Gulf shrimp and oysters were hit the hardest. The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services issued 1,048 Commercial Aquaculture Certificates of Registration last year, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife currently has 8,282 active saltwater products licenses. In May, the CARES Act allocated $300 million for fisheries assistance funding. Florida received $23,447,815, according to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. However, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has not approved the state’s plan.

“Florida governor says state will likely feel impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias” by Click Orlando’s Andrienne Cutway – Speaking late Thursday afternoon, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state will likely feel impacts from Tropical Storm Isaias, adding that now is the time for residents to prepare. DeSantis delivered prepared remarks for about five minutes, saying that Floridians are strong and resilient in the face of both the storm and COVID-19. “We are Americans. We’re strong, decent people who have overcome difficult times throughout our history. We will continue to contend with the virus but we will not be defined by it,” DeSantis said. The most recent numbers, according to the governor, are starting to indicate that the state’s coronavirus cases and hospitalizations could be starting to stabilize but in order to keep with that trend he asked that everyone continue to protect the vulnerable, social distance, wear a mask and practice good hygiene.“We must stay in the fight, and stay strong. For we have one goal, and we are one Florida,” DeSantis said. Florida’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases is currently 461,379. Thursday marked the third day in a row that the state experienced record deaths, this time with 252.

“Trump cuts Florida fundraising trip in half due to Tropical Storm Isaias” by David Smiley and Francesca Chambers – President Donald Trump has postponed a weekend fundraiser at his own golf resort in Doral as a tropical storm bears down on Florida. Trump, who is still expected to land in Tampa on Friday night for a fundraiser, had planned to travel to South Florida for a Saturday event at his Trump National Doral Miami golf resort. But according to a Republican National Committee spokesman, the event was canceled this weekend because Tropical Storm Isaias is approaching Southeast Florida and the GOP did not want to take resources away from the area. The White House told McClatchy that Trump is expected to be in Washington Saturday. Trump will fly into Tampa International Airport on Friday afternoon and attend a campaign event with Florida sheriffs, according to a White House schedule. From there, Trump will travel to the Pelican Country Club in Belleair, where he will a COVID-19 Response and Storm Preparedness roundtable. He’ll end the day with a fundraiser at the same venue. The postponed fundraiser is the latest setback in Florida for Trump, who last week called off the Republican National Convention in Jacksonville due to a surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

“Florida tops 87,000 unemployment claims in last week, labor officials say” by News Service of Florida – First-time unemployment claims in Florida fell below 100,000 last week, as the state has recorded more than 3.3 million jobless claims since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday estimated Florida accounted for 87,062 of the 1.43 million claims filed nationally during the week that ended July 25. The Florida number was down from 108,976 a week earlier. Only California had more first-time claims last week with an estimated 249,007, which was down more than 40,000 from the prior week. The federal estimates came after the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity announced Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis extended to Sept. 5 the waiver of a work search requirement for people seeking unemployment benefits. The requirement ordinarily calls for people to apply for five jobs during each of the 12 weeks they are eligible for state unemployment payments of up to $275. Meanwhile, Congress continues to debate another round of economic stimulus, with Republicans and Democrats differing on whether to extend $600 a week in federal unemployment benefits. Republicans are pushing to lower the weekly payments. Since March 15, Florida has processed nearly 3.09 million unemployment claims.

“News 6 report prompts Florida lawmaker to call for investigation into state’s contact tracing program” by Click Orlando’s Louis Bolden – A News 6 report prompts a state lawmaker to call for an investigation into the state’s contact tracing program. The State of Florida is spending millions of dollars for contact tracing, and now a lawmaker wants answers about how that money is being used. Central Florida State Representative Rene Plasencia already had concerns about the state’s contact tracing program, and after hearing about Adrienne Barker he has even more concerns. “I just thought it was a little concerning that we weren’t doing more contact tracing,” Plasencia told News 6. Barker said when she heard the state was looking for contact tracers, she completed the online course and the background check. “Its the one way that I thought I could really do something to make a difference,” Barker said. She signed an agreement with Favorite Healthcare Staffing which outlined she would be paid $23 an hour working for the Department of Health in Seminole County and a hotel would be provided, according to the agreement. Barker says she was told to check in to the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Lake Mary.

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“Feinstein: Letting Americans sue China over coronavirus response would be ‘huge mistake’” by Fox News’ Nick Grivas – Allowing citizens to sue China for damages caused by the novel coronavirus would backfire and open up the United States to the same level of scrutiny from other countries around the world, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday. Feinstein, whose remarks came during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, said, “We launch a series of unknown events that could be very, very dangerous. I think this is a huge mistake.” “Where I live… we hold China as a potential trading partner,” she said earlier. “As a country that has pulled tens of millions of people out of poverty in a short period of time. And as a country growing into a respectable nation among other nations. And I deeply believe that. I’ve been to China a number of times. I’ve studied the issues.” Feinstein claimed other countries, including China, may decide to use the new legal precedent against the U.S., setting off a chain reaction, resulting in global chaos. Her comments come three months after Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt, a Republican, provided a statement to Fox News about a lawsuit he filed against China on behalf of the state, saying that the impact of COVID-19 has led to thousands of Missourians being infected, killed and economically devastated. “In Missouri, the impact of the virus is very real — thousands have been infected and many have died, families have been separated from dying loved ones, small businesses are shuttering their doors, and those living paycheck to paycheck are struggling to put food on their table,” he wrote.

“Amazon, Apple, Facebook Show Dominant Results, Grip on Society” by WSJ’s Sebastian Herrera – Amazon.com Inc. AMZN 0.60% delivered soaring quarterly sales and profit, leading a pack of tech giants on Thursday that reported thriving business during the throes of the coronavirus pandemic and highlighting the industry’s central place in business and society at a time of growing concern over its clout. The success of Amazon, Apple Inc. AAPL 1.21% and Facebook Inc. FB 0.52% in the face of a pandemic that has caused unprecedented economic disruption and millions of job losses shows how tech giants have become even more indispensable at a time when people are living and working more online. The companies showed strength in businesses ranging from gadgets and online retail to cloud computing and digital advertising. Amazon reported record revenue and profit even as it spent $4 billion between April and June to stabilize its supply chain and improve worker safety. The Seattle e-commerce pioneer now employs more than 1 million workers, the second-largest in the U.S. Amazon reported $88.9 billion in sales as a flood of customers grew to rely more than ever on online shopping. Profits doubled to a record $5.2 billion, far exceeding analyst expectations. Apple proved to be another example of the technology industry’s strength in the pandemic, reporting a better-than-expected 11% increase in quarterly sales due to strong demand for apps, work-from-home devices and a new, low-price iPhone.

“2 US oil executives released from Venezuela prison to house arrest” by CNN’s Vivian Salama – Two American oil executives held in an overcrowded Venezuelan prison for almost three years have been placed in house arrest, a sign that the embattled government of Nicolas Maduro may be easing its stance toward the detainees. Gustavo Cárdenas and Jorge Toledo were released on house arrest on Thursday evening, days after a humanitarian visit to Caracas by former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and a team of nongovernment negotiators. A person involved in the negotiations called it a “positive first step” and thanked Maduro for the gesture, while also calling for the release of all six Americans detained. This is a breaking story and will be updated.

“Susan Eisenhower calls on US leaders to ‘unify this country,’ says division is a ‘national security issue’” by Fox News’ Yael Halon – Susan Eisenhower, the granddaughter of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, told “The Story” Thursday night that America’s leaders must find the “language, the methods and the means to unify this country” amid the coronavirus pandemic and increasing urban violence and unrest. “We really need leadership that leads the entire country,” Eisenhower told host Martha MacCallum, later adding, “it’s so serious, it really is a national security issue.” Susan Eisenhower, one of the 34th president’s four grandchildren, is the author of the forthcoming book, “How Ike Led: The Principles Behind Eisenhower’s Biggest Decisions.” In his first State of the Union address as president, Dwight D. Eisenhower famously declared his belief in “a middle way between untrammeled freedom of the individual and the demands for the welfare of the whole nation. This way must avoid government by bureaucracy as carefully as it avoids neglect of the helpless.” “One of the big changes between decades ago and now [is that] these political parties … are really only speaking to their base,” Susan Eisenhower said. As a result, she went on, the voices of a “large majority of Americans” are being drowned out. “I think another problem here too, [is] that the only voices really out there are the extreme voices …” she said. “I think the big middle is wondering, ‘What is the plan?’ and ‘How are we going to meet these goals?’ and both sides have not in any way satisfied that group.”

“GOP Leaders Rebuff Trump’s Suggestion of Delaying Election” by WSJ’s Tarini Parti and Alex Leary – President Trump floated the idea of delaying the November presidential election for the first time in a tweet Thursday until a time when “people can properly, securely and safely vote,” prompting top Republicans and Democrats in Congress to swiftly dismiss the idea. A record number of Americans are expected to vote by mail in the November election because of the coronavirus pandemic. After initially defending his tweet calling for an election delay, Mr. Trump said at a press conference later Thursday: “Do I want to see a date change? No, but I don’t want to see a crooked election.” The date of the election can only be changed by Congress, and lawmakers from both parties—including some of the president’s closest allies—said changing the date wasn’t an option. “We’ll cope with whatever the situation is and have the election on Nov. 3 as already scheduled,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said in an interview with WNKY TV in Bowling Green, Ky. Election Day in the U.S. was fixed as the first Tuesday after Nov. 1 by an act of Congress in 1845 and would require new legislation for it to be delayed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) responded to Mr. Trump’s tweet Thursday with a tweet quoting an excerpt from Article II, Section I of the Constitution stating that the authority to set election dates is held by Congress.

“EXCLUSIVE: Fearing Trump interference, FBI agents hid copies of Russia investigation docs” by CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin – In the hours after President Donald Trump suddenly fired FBI Director James Comey, on May 9, 2017, his former subordinates in the J. Edgar Hoover Building wondered if there would be more shoes to drop. Would Trump dismiss more people? Would he shut down the investigation of his campaign’s ties to Russia? Would the President demand that the Bureau cease its investigation of Michael Flynn, Trump’s onetime national security adviser?

In response to these concerns, the FBI took extraordinary — and previously undisclosed — steps to protect its investigations. From Comey’s first meetings with Trump, shortly after he won the presidency, the FBI director developed misgivings about his new boss’ behavior — about Trump’s demands for “loyalty,” and even more unnerving, his request that the Bureau drop its investigation of Flynn. Comey’s conversations with Trump had been so distressing that the director started writing up contemporaneous summaries of their interactions and sharing them with a handful of top officials at the Bureau. Now, suddenly, Comey was out — and the question arose of what to do with his memos about his conversations with the President.

“4 LA men admit to Skid Row voter-fraud scheme, DA announces” by Fox News’ Louis Casiano – Four men have admitted to offering homeless people in Los Angeles money and cigarettes in exchange for false and forged signatures on ballot petitions and voter registration forms, authorities said Wednesday. Richard Howard, 64, and Louis Thomas Wise, 37, pleaded no contest last week to one felony count each of subscribing a fictitious name, or the name of another to an initiative petition and registration of a fictitious person, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said. Christopher Joseph Williams, 41, and Nickey Demelvin Huntley, 45, each pleaded no contest to one felony count of circulating an initiative or petition containing false, forged or fictitious names. Four defendants — one of whom is still being sought by authorities — have yet to be sentenced, the district attorney’s office told Fox News. An office spokesperson declined to specify what group or organization the defendants were working with when they committed the alleged fraud. Prosecutors said the group solicited hundreds of false and forged signatures on state ballot petitions and voter registration forms in Los Angeles’s Skid Row neighborhood, a downtown area long plagued by homelessness. They allegedly offered individuals $1 and cigarettes for their participation in the scheme during the 2016 and 2018 election cycles.

“Families File First Wave of Covid-19 Lawsuits Against Companies Over Worker Deaths” by WSJ’s Janet Adamy – Employers across the country are being sued by the families of workers who contend their loved ones contracted lethal cases of Covid-19 on the job, a new legal front that shows the risks of reopening workplaces. Walmart Inc., Safeway Inc., Tyson Foods Inc. and some health-care facilities have been sued for gross negligence or wrongful death since the coronavirus pandemic began unfolding in March. Employees’ loved ones contend the companies failed to protect workers from the deadly virus and should compensate their family members as a result. Workers who survived the virus also are suing to have medical bills, future earnings and other damages paid out. In responding to the lawsuits, employers have said they took steps to combat the virus, including screening workers for signs of illness, requiring they wear masks, sanitizing workspaces and limiting the number of customers inside stores. Some point out that it is impossible to know where or how their workers contracted Covid-19, particularly as it spreads more widely across the country. The new coronavirus has created a global health and economic crisis, responsible for the death of more than 150,000 people in the U.S. while straining resources and institutions.

“Co-founder of influential conservative group: Trump’s tweet floating election delay is grounds for impeachment” by CNN’s Paul LeBlanc – The co-founder of the conservative Federalist Society said Thursday in a blistering New York Times op-ed that President Donald Trump’s tweet musing about a delay to November’s presidential election is grounds for impeachment. Steven Calabresi, a Northwestern University law professor who has offered broad defenses of the President in recent years, wrote, “I am frankly appalled by the president’s recent tweet seeking to postpone the November election. Until recently, I had taken as political hyperbole the Democrats’ assertion that President Trump is a fascist.” “But this latest tweet is fascistic and is itself grounds for the president’s immediate impeachment again by the House of Representatives and his removal from office by the Senate,” he said.It’s a significant break from the co-founder of one of the most influential groups in Republican politics. The Federalist Society has emerged as a leading conservative and libertarian voice in recent years, urging a limited role for judges in society’s problems. The group has also worked closely with Republican administrations to influence the selection of judges. Its leaders advised the George W. Bush administration on appointments and, for Trump, have become an even closer partner in screening candidates for the bench. The scathing assessment comes hours after Trump explicitly floated delaying November’s election in a tweet claiming without evidence that the contest will be flawed.

President Donald Trump @realDonaldTrumpMy Administration has been focused on finding treatments for Coronavirus. If you’ve recovered from Coronavirus, donate your plasma today to help SAVE LIVES! Together, we will beat the Virus!

Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer –It’s July 30th, and President Trump still doesn’t have an adequate national testing strategy.

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Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist. Diverse New Media, Corp. publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at www.brownpeople.org Email him at [email protected]