‘All Participate Remotely’
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday announced it will hear cases in November and December “remotely,” via teleconference, citing concerns over the deadly coronavirus pandemic that has killed nearly 215,000 Americans to date. Among the most prominent the Court will review is President Donald Trump’s case to kill the Affordable Care Act, better known as ObamaCare.
“In keeping with public health guidance in response to COVID-19, the justices and counsel will all participate remotely,” a press release from the Court (below) states.
The Trump administration asked for and received a delay from the SCOTUS justices. The case would have been heard earlier this year but the administration asked for the case to come before the top court after the election. On November 10, one week past Election Day, justices will hear oral arguments.
— Nicole Ninh (@nicninh) October 9, 2020
If President Trump and the Republican Attorneys General who brought the case are successful, they will have destroyed pre-existing conditions protections and stripped tens of millions of Americans of their health insurance.
President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are working to ensure Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed and sworn in before Election Day.
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‘He’ll Look Weak’: CNN Doctor Predicts Trump’s Proposed Weekend Rally Will Blow Up in His Face
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner had a stark warning for President Donald Trump on Friday about trying to hold a campaign rally as soon as Saturday.
During an interview with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, Reiner said that it was highly unlikely that Trump will have recovered enough from his novel coronavirus infection to hold up for an entire rally.
“The president has had a respiratory infection, probably a relatively severe respiratory infection,” Reiner explained. “He will the not be able to speak for his usual 90 minutes, he will start coughing. He’ll have trouble standing at the podium for an hour and he’ll look weak.”
Reiner then urged the president’s advisers to tell him that doing rallies right now has the potential to backfire politically.
“If I were his adviser, I would use just that word,” he said. “I would say, sir, you’re just recovering now. If you try and give your typical speech, you will look weak.”
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