Like the rest of the public, anxious senators who have been called back into session and must interact face-to-face in close quarters, are trying to adjust to a new normal amidst fear of a deadly virus that can strike the wealthy and powerful as fatally as the poor.
Trump’s Interior Secretary Gave Exemption From Federal Law To Hold Fox News Town Hall Inside Lincoln Memorial
Claiming the nation faced an “extraordinary crisis,” Donald Trump’s appointee to the position of Interior Secretary, gave Trump a special exemption from federal law to hold a Fox News town hall inside the Lincoln Memorial. The law prohibits politicization of national landmarks and monuments.
Republican lawmaker Nino Vitale says he won’t wear a mask, and he insists that others should not wear a mask either, because the face is the “image and likeness of God.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key coronavirus advisor to the Trump White House, said today that calls for his dismissal are “part of the game” as he continues urging Americans to follow social distancing guidelines. Trump supporters have targeted Fauci and called for him to be fired as he cautions governors and local governments to move forward slowly and cautiously with reopening plans.
As more than 40 states across the country move forward with plans to re-open their economies, experts that previously predicted the US would suffer 63,000 deaths by August 1 will now report 134,475 deaths. A second model predicts that the death toll will skyrocket to 3,000 a day, totaling nearly 200,000 deaths by the end of June.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted the Trump administration for refusing to allow Coronavirus Task Force members to testify before Congress later this month.
A new FEMA draft report predicts that as the United States re-opens and tries to resume normal life while ignoring a virus that has killed over 250,000 people around the world, the consequences will be dire: daily infections will skyrocket from 25,000 to 200,000 and deaths will nearly double to more than 3,000 a day, which adds up to 100,000 per month.