‘Iâ€™m Not Here to Give Rick Scott a Girl Scout Cookie for Showing Up to Work’
Pulse nightclub shooting survivor Brandon Wolf blasted Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott for being “22 years late” in taking action on gun violence. Governor Scott on Friday signed into law a gun control bill Sunshine State lawmakers were forced to pass â€“ Republicans initially refused to take up any legislation on guns even after 17 people were massacred at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school. They finally passed a bill raising the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 and invoked a 3-day waiting period, but also included in the bill tens of millions of dollars to arm teachers.
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“Iâ€™m not here to give Rick Scott a Girl Scout cookie for showing up to work,” Wolf told MSNBC’s Joy Reid on “AM Joy”Â Saturday morning.
“He is 22 years late on this issue. He’s still got an A+ rating from the NRA, and to me, it’s pathetic that two years ago, after theÂ Pulse nightclub shooting that took my two very best friends and 47 others, he didn’t care enough” to enact gun legislation.
“Now that he wants another job and he wants people to think he is doing something,” Wolf continued, “he’s decided to pass legislation.”
“I’m sorry, but heâ€™s just doing exactly what he should have done a long time ago.”
Wolf is referring to strong rumors Governor Scott wants to take Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s seat in the November Â election. Nelson, who is running for re-electionÂ thisÂ year, is the only statewide elected Democrat in Florida, and Scott is term-limited.
But Wolf’s first remarks honored “who actually got this legislation passed. And that is the Parkland students. That is their parents, that’s their passion. They made it clear that the NRA’s power has left the building, that we’re done having a conversation, that were done negotiating with them, so I think it’s important not to forget that piece,” Wolf reminded the panel.
â€” Bryony Flynne (@BryonyFlynne) March 10, 2018
Video viaÂ Bryony Flynneâ€/Twitter
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AOC Slams McCarthy and His GOP ‘Ku Klux Klan Caucus’ for Allowing ‘Violent Targeting’ of Women of Color in Congress
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is criticizing House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy for refusing to deal with the members of his “Ku Klux Klan” caucus who are ignoring and allowing the “violent targeting” of women of color members of Congress.
The Democratic Congresswoman from New York, herself the frequent target of violent threats, pointed to this video of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar playing a death threat received after she was targeted by GOP Congresswoman Lauren Boebert:
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) plays a horrific death threat she received following Rep. Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) recent Islamophobic attacks on her.
Warning: It’s incredibly graphic. pic.twitter.com/5PGODcaJOu
— The Recount (@therecount) November 30, 2021
“People truly don’t understand the scale, intensity, & volume of threats targeting” Congresswoman Omar, Ocasio-Cortez says.
“Kevin McCarthy is so desperate to be speaker that he is working with his Ku Klux Klan caucus to look aside & allow violent targeting of woc members of Congress. This cannot be ignored,” she warns.
Congresswoman Boebert over the past week was exposed – on video – suggesting Rep. Omar is a terrorist three times, including in one video she herself posted to social media.
McCarthy has refused to take any action against Boebert.
‘Massive, Dangerous, Likely Intentional’: Immunologist Blasts Trump for Ignoring Positive COVID Test Before Biden Debate
A Harvard epidemiologist, immunologist and physician is blasting Donald Trump‘s decision to continue his activities as normal in September 2020, not go public with the results of his positive COVID test result, and continue business as usual – including participating in a debate against Joe Biden – revelations made in a new book by Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Wednesday.
Dr. Michael Mina says if Trump had been given a rapid COVID test the day of the first presidential debate against Joe Biden, President Trump “would have been blazing positive,” and calls the decision to not test “massive, dangerous and likely intentional.”
“The decision to continue to not test on [the] day of the Rose Garden superspreader event and on [the] day of the debate with now @POTUS Biden was a massive, dangerous and likely intentional decision,” says Michael Mina, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
“Was Trump the superspreader? For a year, I’ve suggested Trump was the likely superspreader at White House Rose Garden on 9/28/20,” Mina posits. “All were supposedly tested, so how would a superspreader enter? Now we know Trump tested COVID positive 2 days earlier.”
Citing Meadows’ new book, The Guardian reported Wednesday morning that Trump tested positive on Sept. 26, and shortly thereafter, before the Sept. 29 presidential debate, tested negative – but three days after the debate, on Oct. 2, again tested positive, and was rushed to Walter Reed hospital hours later.
Because Trump “was testing so frequently, he was [likely] detected using a molecular test at the earliest time, before becoming infectious,” says Mina.
“So when he immediately tested again with a rapid Ag test, it did not yet register positive because he was not YET infectious,” Mina explains. “Had he used a rapid test later that day or next day though, once he was becoming slightly infectious, he almost certainly would have been positive.”
Listen Live: US Supreme Court Arguments in Case That Will Decide Future of Abortion in America
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning will hear oral arguments in what will be a decisive case for the future of abortion in America.
Justices will hear arguments in the case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, over a Mississippi abortion ban designed to overturn the nearly 50-year old precedent-setting ruling in Roe v. Wade.
Listen live starting at 10 AM ET below via C-SPAN or a Reuters feed:
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