The “clean slate” legislation will create more expungement opportunities for people who have gone several years without another conviction. The idea is to make it easier for people with criminal records to get jobs, housing, and other opportunities.
Naomi Osaka has dropped out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, in protest of police violence.
The 22-year-old tennis superstar was scheduled to face Elise Mertens in the semifinals Thursday at 11 a.m. but posted a note announcing her decision to not play late Wednesday night.
America, we are in trouble. We are fighting a silent killer, and we are also battling a president that’s going to get us all killed. This president and his enabling group of senators are not listening to the scientist. Instead, this administration is allowing selfish politics to lead American citizens to their grave. With over 150,000 deaths in the US, one would think Trump would have a national plan for all states to follow. Trump has been dishonest from the very beginning.
Open up the economy at all costs is the only plan this administration has. Get the people back to work and send our kids back to school without a plan or the proper funding—this all for a reelection bid, not for the welfare of the American people. How many people have to die, how many people have to get sick before this administration get their heads out their asses and come up with a national plan based on science and not Trump’s politics.
How do we fix it? Come November 3, 2020. We vote this administration out of office. It is going to take a collective effort to get Trump and his gang members out of office. Vote because our life depends on it.
Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate and affable business magnate, died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus.
Cain, the co-chairman of Black Voices for Trump, attended the president’s rally in Tulsa without a mask on June 20.
Gohmert was in close contact with lawmakers and others on Capitol Hill, including Attorney General William Barr, on Tuesday.
July 29, 2020, 12:40 PM EDT / Updated July 29, 2020, 6:53 PM EDTBy Lauren Egan, Kristen Welker, Shannon Pettypiece and Garrett Haake
WASHINGTON — Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, who has refused to wear a mask, tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday shortly before he was expected to travel with President Donald Trump to Texas.
Gohmert, 66, one of the most outspokenly conservative members of Congress, said he tested positive during the routine screening at the White House prior to boarding Air Force One and blamed his infection on the fact that he had begun to wear a mask more frequently in recent days.null
News that the Texas Republican contracted the coronavirus sent lawmakers scrambling to account for Gohmert’s whereabouts in the Capitol in the days leading up to his positive test. It also reignited conversations about whether lawmakers, many of whom travel to Washington from all around the country and tend to be in vulnerable age groups, were taking appropriate precautions to prevent an outbreak on Capitol Hill.
Gohmert attended Attorney General William Barr’s hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, sitting for hours in a hearing room with dozens of other lawmakers. Gohmert, along with other Republicans, was seen at times during the day without a mask.
In an interview with a local Texas news station Wednesday morning after learning he was infected, Gohmert said it was “ironic” that he tested positive “because a lot of people have made a big deal out of my not wearing a mask a whole lot, but in the last week or two I have worn a mask more than I have in the whole last four months.”
“I can’t help but wonder if by keeping a mask on and keeping it in place, if I might have put some germs, some of the virus on the mask and breathed it in,” he said.null
Gohmert appeared to be dialing into the interview from his Capitol Hill office, where many lawmakers and staffers were working Wednesday. It is unclear why he went back to the Hill, where social distancing can be difficult, after testing positive.
In a statement he posted to Twitter, Gohmert said he would be “very, very careful” to make sure he did not give the coronavirus to anyone and referred to it as “the Wuhan virus,” a phrase that has been associated with a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans.
Trump is trying to cover up for his corruption