Ilhan Omar, a Democratic Representative from Minnesota on Wednesday condemned the use of rubber bullets and tear gas by law enforcement on crowds which had gathered in Minneapolis to protest against the death of George Floyd, who died Tuesday evening. Ms. Omar said that shooting rubber bullets at unarmed protesters which included children should not be ’tolerated’.
Rod Rosenstein, the former Deputy Attorney General, who is also an important figure behind the US investigation into links between Russia and President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, will testify in the coming week before a Senate committee. The committee is seeking to examine the origins of the probe.
CNN’s popular host Anderson Cooper criticized United States President Donald Trump and said that the latter was a ’little man despite his girth and size’. Mr. Cooper hit out at the President about his tweets on the death of a former staffer at Joe Scarborough’s office. Mr. Cooper in turn was criticized for his comments, with many saying that what he said amounted to body shaming.
Kellyanne Conway, the White House counselor on Wednesday said that United States President Donald Trump’s tweets are fact checked by those who ’attack him all day long’. Ms. Conway was responding to Twitter’s first fact checks of President Trump’s tweets from a previous day.
Reacting to anti-lockdown protesters having hung an effigy of his, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he will ’not be afraid’. ’I will not be bullied. And I will not back down. Not to them, and not to anybody else’, Beshear added, stressing that he will ’continue to do what’s right’. An effigy of Beshear was hung during a protest over Memorial Day weekend.
Mitt Romney, a Republican Senator from Utah came to the aid of former Rep. Joe Scarborough and the widower of a former staffer who worked at Mr. Scarborough’s congressional office. President Trump has repeatedly suggested that Mr. Scarborough was involved in the staffer’s death.
Donald Trump, the President of the United States said on Tuesday that the US is currently working on a strong response to China’s planned national security legislation for Hong Kong. President Trump said that such a response would be announced before the week comes to an end.
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.
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’.
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.