Those behind bars in Washington, D.C. for their participation in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, are complaining that they don't have access to haircuts or a shave.
The inmates have complained to the court through their attorneys. According to Scott MacFarlane, the NBC News reporter following the trials, the U.S. Marshals Service federal detention monitor has filed a response.
According to the federal detention monitor, the men could have access to a haircut and shave if they're vaccinated. But the men aren't vaccinated.
"I am further aware that CTF is providing access to COVID-19 vaccines," the filing says. "I also understand that CTF will provide grooming services to prisoners in advance of jury trials. Individuals in unit C2B at CTF also complained that they are not permitted to have personal visits with family and friends. I am aware that CTF does not permit unvaccinated individuals to have personal visits. Again, I am aware that CTF is providing access to COVID-19 vaccines."
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US Marshals Service federal detention monitor makes court declaration in Jan 6 case. Jan 6 defendants have complained about lack of access to haircuts, shaves and visits in DC jail\n\nHere's how the federal detention monitor sees it ===>pic.twitter.com/2mINYCS961— Scott MacFarlane (@Scott MacFarlane) 1642475400
One county in Texas turns down 7 times as many vote-by-mail applications after new suppression laws: report
The 2022 primary elections in Texas will come on March 1, but the voter suppression bills are already having an impact on those who hoped to participate.
The Harris County Judge, who manages elections in the largest county in the state, tweeted that she has been forced to refuse seven times as many vote by mail applications as last year.
Linda Hidalgo explained that because of the new laws, people must register to vote with their driver's license number and if you use your social security number with your mail-in ballot, it gets rejected.
In Harris County percentage-wise we\u2019re rejecting 7 times more mail ballot apps than before, because of new TX voter suppression laws that create a maze of technicalities. Example: if you register to vote with your DL number but request a mail ballot with your SSN, you\u2019re rejected— Lina Hidalgo (@Lina Hidalgo) 1642453225
Another person noted that the new ballot application was also "written to cause confusion and uncertainty." He said that it requires people to know their VUID or precinct number. The VUID is a Voter Unique Identifier. He explained it can be found by going to the Secretary of State's website input an ID or license number with date of birth. It would then spit out the VUID. The same can be said with the precinct number.
Vote.com also has a precinct location number for folks.
Many responded that one of the biggest problems is that not everyone is tech-savvy and not everyone has access to computers. For that, the Texas Secretary of State is accepting phone calls at (512) 463-5650 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who don't know it and want it -- go to this website and put in your ID or license number with date of birth. It will give you the VUID number if you are already registered. Same with precinct number. https://teamrv-mvp.sos.texas.gov/MVP/mvp.do— \ud83c\udd82\ud83c\udd83\ud83c\udd78\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd70 \ud83c\udd7b\ud83c\udd88\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd7d (@\ud83c\udd82\ud83c\udd83\ud83c\udd78\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd70 \ud83c\udd7b\ud83c\udd88\ud83c\udd7d\ud83c\udd7d) 1642462603
It was reported Sunday that former President Donald Trump has been increasingly annoyed with Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) because he won't say that he isn't running for president and step aside for Trump. The problem, however, is that Trump hasn't said whether or not he is running, so it doesn't make a lot of sense for anyone else to prematurely withdraw until Trump decides whether or not he's running.
According to sources close to Trump, the ex-president has been calling DeSantis "dull" and complaining that he was the one who "made" the Florida governor.
But according to Trump's advisers, the one who is really behind the rumors is actually Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), a major GOP foe of Trump's.
NBC News reported Monday evening that "Trump advisers say that they see a hidden hand at play," as they see McConnell in a pitched battle with Trump over the future of the Republican Party.
The Trump advisers pointed to a podcast where DeSantis threw the first punch. He claimed that his biggest regret in office was failing to be "much louder" in March 2020, when Trump told Americans to stay home during the early part of the pandemic.
According to Trump's people, McConnell's longtime adviser, Josh Holmes, is a co-host. Twitter was then flooded by angry MAGA fans who attacked DeSantis for going after Trump.
"To many in Trump’s camp, it all looked like a setup," said NBC News.
“I like Josh. Josh is great. But he's a wholly owned subsidiary of McConnell World. And there's no way you can tell me that this was all a coincidence,” said a top Trump adviser.
McConnell clearly sees DeSantis as the lesser of two evils, the adviser claimed.
Holmes denied having ill intent toward Trump and said that he doesn't coordinate with McConnell over his podcast, calling it "insane."