Joe Biden plans to use the final week before Election Day to go on offense, heading Tuesday to Georgia and planning travel that may put President Donald Trump on defense in other states he won four years ago
Amy Coney Barrett Set to Be Confirmed to Supreme Court on Monday. President Trump will secure a political victory as Amy Coney Barrett is set to be confirmed to the Republican-controlled Senate. The final vote is to take place at 7:30 p.m. ET. Only 51 votes are needed for Barrett to claim her seat on the Supreme Court. According to an administration official, a swearing-in ceremony will take place either late Monday or Tuesday. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the confirmation “an inerasable stain on this Republican majority forevermore.”. He also attacked the prospect of Vice President Mike Pence presiding over the vote since several of his staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Many Democrats believe Barrett's confirmation will lead to the demise of the Affordable Care Act
AOC Fires Back at , ‘Unhinged’ Trump, Name-Dropping Her During Debate . Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a signature Twitter takedown of Donald Trump on Thursday night. . During the debate, Trump referenced the climate policy of Ocasio-Cortez and her progressive colleagues, saying “AOC plus three" ... "know nothing about the climate.”. They know nothing about the climate. I mean she’s got a good line of stuff, but she knows nothing about the climate, and they’re all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, Donald Trump, via HuffPost. In response, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to tell him that it’s actually “AOC plus 115.”. ... Because that’s how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history, AOC, via Twitter. Ocasio-Cortez also reflected on her former job as a waitress, saying she would have never guessed an “unhinged” president would be repeatedly name-dropping her. . She then pointed out Trump’s use of her nickname, AOC, saying he did so to convey “disrespect.” . I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames … Women notice. It conveys a lot, AOC, via Twitter
Amy Coney Barrett is pledging to carry out her duties as a Supreme Court justice “without any fear or favor” toward the other branches of government or her own beliefs
Barack Obama Blasts Donald Trump for ‘Crazy Uncle’ Behavior. Barack Obama delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump on Wednesday. . He gave his remarks at a drive-in campaign rally for Joe Biden in Philadelphia. While praising Biden for his decency, Obama reminded voters that Trump’s habit of insulting others is not “normal presidential behavior.” . We wouldn’t tolerate it from a high school principal. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a coach. We wouldn’t tolerate it from a co-worker. We wouldn’t tolerate it in our own family, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. He even compared Trump to a “crazy uncle,” calling his behavior “exhausting.” . With Joe and Kamala at the helm, you're not going to have to think about the crazy things they said every day ... It just won't be so exhausting, Barack Obama, via HuffPost. Obama also took the opportunity to criticize Trump’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Donald Trump isn’t suddenly going to protect all of us … He can’t even take the basic steps to protect himself, Barack Obama, via ‘The Washington Post’
Amy Coney Barrett Nomination , Is Advanced to Final Confirmation Vote. Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12-0 on Thursday morning. The ten Democratic senators did not vote. Instead, they boycotted by placing in their seats photos of those whose lives have been saved by the Affordable Care Act. Amidst a global pandemic and ongoing election, Republicans are rushing to confirm a Supreme Court Justice to take away health care from millions ... , Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. ... and execute the extreme and deeply unpopular agenda that they've been unable to get through Congress, Senate Democrat Statement, via CNN. Barrett, 48, is an active conservative whose appointment to the Supreme Court would add to the conservative majority by a count of six to three. In a fast-paced confirmation process, a full and final vote to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court is now scheduled for Monday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated that her confirmation is all but assured, stating, "we have the votes."
The State Department says it has notified Congress of plans for a $2.37 billion sale of Harpoon attack missiles to Taiwan, a move likely to anger China
Mitt Romney Did Not Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 Election. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney revealed to CNN that he did not vote for Donald Trump’s re-election. . I did not vote for President Trump, Mitt Romney, via CNN. He declined to say whether he voted for the Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, or wrote in another candidate. . That's something I'm keeping private at this stage. , Mitt Romney, via CNN. Romney’s distaste for the president has not been a secret, dating all the way back to Trump’s 2016 campaign. . At the time, Romney delivered a speech denouncing Trump as a “con man,” “phony” and “fraud.” . Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University … He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers. , Mitt Romney, via 'The New York Times'. More recently, Romney was the only Republican to vote to convict Trump during his impeachment trial in February.
U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn’t seem to help