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.
Rep. Omar has said she believes the sexual assault claims leveled by Tara Reade against Joe Biden. ’I do believe Reade. Justice can be delayed, but should never be denied’, Omar was quoted as saying. Following this up, early Monday, Omar tweeted, ’’Believing survivors is consistent with my values. Yes, I endorsed against Biden and I didn’t pick him as our nominee’, adding she would vote for him.
President Trump suggested that Republicans may have to move this year’s convention from its planned site in Charlotte, North Carolina. The state has moved to Phase 2 of its reopening, allowing barbershops, public pools and restaurants with 50% capacity to reopen. However it is unclear whether a convention with tens of thousands of attendees expected would be allowed to be conducted.
Domenick J. DeMuro admitted that a political consultant, whose name was not revealed by prosecutors, paid him bribes to add fraudulent votes for certain Democratic candidates running for judge positions. U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain did not name the candidates or say if any of them won their elections.
A group of protesters holding a rally outside of Gov. Beshear’s mansion at the state Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, Sunday hung an effigy of him on a tree outside. Both Democrats and Republicans condemned the effigy hanging. The protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise second amendment rights. After the effigy was hung, another man soon came up and cut it down.
United States President Donald Trump on Monday marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery. The President then delivered remarks at Fort McHenry, located in Baltimore. President Trump was also accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, Mike Pence, the Vice President, second lady Karen Pence and Mark Esper, the Defense Secretary.
US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has made his first public appearance after more than 2 months in quarantine amid the Covid-19 crisis. Biden left his home on Monday to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran’s Memorial Park. Biden and his wife were dressed in black – including black face masks – while visiting the park. ’It feels good to be out of my house,’ Biden said.
After a Joe Biden campaign ad criticized him for taking time out golfing over the weekend, President Trump responded saying Biden’s team apparently thinks he ’should stay in the White House at all times’. Trump said Biden ’was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries’, while Barack Obama ’was always playing golf’.
The NYT, in an editorial on the Memorial Day weekend, asked: ’Why Does the US Military Celebrate White Supremacy?’The editorial made the argument of renaming military bases after ’American heroes, not racist traitors.’Pentagon responded to the piece tweeting: ’...the NYT has more than a million possible stories of the ultimate sacrifice by American patriots that they could tell. But they don’t.
The RNC and two other Republican groups filed a lawsuit against California Gov. Newsom over his executive orders to use mail-in ballots for the Nov. election. ’Democrats continue to use this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda’, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. The lawsuit asks for Newsom’s order to be barred as unlawful.
Grenell, US ambassador to Germany, was called back this year to serve as acting Director of National Intelligence to replace Maguire. However Grenell’s time as acting DNI came to an end as the Senate voted last week to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, to become the permanent head of U.S. intelligence. But Democrats have alleged his appointment mainly owing to his loyalty to President Trump.
Jo Jorgensen, an Illinois native, has been elected as the Libertarian candidate for the 2020 General Election. Jorgensen was elected with 52 percent of the vote, defeating Jacob Hornberger of Virginia and John Monds of Georgia. Born and raised in Libertyville, Illinois, Jorgensen is currently a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Taking on Joe Biden, President Trump’s 2020 campaign has created a website as part of efforts to capitalize on a controversy Biden finds himself embroiled in. In an interview, Biden said that black Americans who have a hard time ’figuring out’ whether to support him or Trump ’ain’t black’. The Trump campaign said the site youaintblack.com is ’a reminder that Biden thinks he owns the Black vote’.
Trump shared a string of tweets Saturday containing personal attacks against prominent Democrats, most of them were women. The president shared eight posts from John K Stahl, a conservative former political candidate, calling Hillary Clinton a ’skank,’ suggesting that Pelosi’s mouth be taped shut and mocking the physical appearance of ex-Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien compared China’s response to the pandemic to that of the Soviet Union’s reaction during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. ’This was a virus that was unleashed by China. There was a coverup that someday they’re going to do an HBO show like they did with Chernobyl on this virus,’ O’Brien said, adding,’we’ll get to the bottom of it eventually’.
Chris Wallace hit out at Kayleigh McEnany, the Press Secretary of the White House, after Ms. McEnany reportedly took a shot at reporters and told them what questions they should be asking. Ms. McEnany also hit out at reporters over the reopening of houses of worship, and also went off on ’Obamagate’.
Sen. Blackburn, R-Tenn., has said that Joe Biden’s recent comments reveals a truth about not just himself, but his party as a whole. Blackburn was responding to Biden’s comments that if a voter has trouble deciding between him and President Trump, ’then you ain’t black’. ’This shows what the Democrats think of African-American voters’, she said, adding the party has the same attitude toward women.