President Trump slammed Twitter on Tuesday, accusing it of ’interfering in the 2020 election’. His tweet came shortly after the social media platform added fact-check warnings to his tweets about mail-in ballots. Trump claimed Twitter is ’completely stifling FREE SPEECH’. Trump’s earlier tweets called mail-in ballots as ’fraudulent’ and said ’mail boxes will be robbed’.
The administration of United States President Donald Trump is being urged by a group of lawmakers representing the National Capital Region to drop plans to hold the second edition of the ’Salute to America’ Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C. The lawmakers have said that bringing thousands of people together for the event during the coronavirus pandemic is an unsafe thing to do.
Joe Biden slammed Trump on Tuesday, calling him an ’absolute fool’ for refusing to wear a mask in public on Memorial Day and for appearing to scoff at the former vice president for wearing one. ’He’s a fool, an absolute fool to talk that way,’ Biden said in an interview on CNN. ’This macho stuff, for a guy ... I shouldn’t get going,’ Biden added. ’It’s costing people’s lives.’
House Republicans are preparing to file a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an attempt to thwart the use of proxy voting during the pandemic. The lawsuit will argue that the rule changes are unconstitutional and will seek to block the new system passed by the Democratic-majority House and intended to allow the chamber to function while observing social distancing guidelines.
Timothy Klausutis, the widowed husband of Lori Klausutis, a former intern at the congressional office of Joe Scarborough, has written to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and has requested him to pull down some tweets of President Donald Trump. President Trump has repeatedly suggested that Scarborough may have been responsible for the death of Klausutis, when she was interning under him.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended Trump for promoting a conspiracy theory about the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, who worked for then-Rep Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.), saying that the theory was not ’an original Trump thought’, and Scarborough, who once joked about killing her, should be the one to be questioned. Trump had posted tweets implying Scarborough had killed Klausutis
Scores of House Democrats are reportedly planning on voting remotely this week for the first time in the history of the chamber. This step is being taken in lieu of concerns about health risks emanating from travelling to Washington. Nearly 59 lawmakers are currently expected to vote by proxy.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York is reportedly set to meet President Trump on Wednesday. During the meeting, Mr. Cuomo will discuss major investments in infrastructure as a method of jumpstarting the economy of the United States which has been severely affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Larken Egleston, the Charlotte City Councilman said on Monday that there is ’no way’ that the GOP convention can take place as planned. The GOP convention has been scheduled for August 24. Egleston has also called on President Donald Trump to scale back the convention due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The husband of Gretchen Whitmer, the governor of Michigan is under fire after he reportedly requested that his boat be placed in the water in Northern Michigan before the Memorial Day weekend. NorthShore Dock LLC was allegedly approached by Marc Mallory, Ms. Whitmer’s husband, despite the governor having advised people to not flock to the area after coronavirus related restrictions had been eased.
The presidential campaign of Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States has hired a national director for voter protection. The latest move assumes significance as an expanding access to the ballot box has risen as a chief concern for Democrats.
Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee said on Tuesday that a ’lot of states’ have offered to host the national convention of the Party in August. President Donald Trump had earlier threatened to pull the event out of North Carolina citing the state’s coronavirus induced restrictions.
Jim Clyburn, the House Majority Whip said on Tuesday that he ’cringed’ when he heard former Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks wherein he said that ’you ain’t black’ if people vote for United States President Donald Trump. Mr. Clyburn, the highest ranking African American lawmaker, also defended Mr. Biden and said that no one is perfect.
Charlamagne Tha God, a popular radio host has expressed concerns about the possibility of former Vice President Joe Biden picking Senator Amy Klobuchar as his vice president pick. The radio host of the ’Breakfast Club’ said that he believes that the Democratic Party could be subject to ’voter depression’.
Mika Brzezinski, the ’Morning Joe’ co-host hit out against Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Press Secretary, and accused her of ’lying’. Ms. Brzezinski said that Ms. McEnany was lying from behind the White House podium as she defended the President for sharing conspiracy theories about Joe Scarborough.
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York on Monday admitted that coronavirus projections given by experts were nearly all wrong. Mr. Cuomo further said that he can not predict when the hospitalization and death rate numbers will decline to the necessary threshold which is required for reopening certain regions.
United States President Donald Trump is against a recent push by many states which are in favor of expanding voting by mail as health concerns rise due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. President Trump has said that expanded voting by mail will encourage voter fraud and result in a ’rigged’ election.