GOP AG running to unseat Mark Kelly is suing Biden over vaccines, using lawsuit to advance campaign, admits it’s ‘a long shot’
The far right wing Republican Attorney General of Arizona is suing the Biden administration over the President's policy requiring businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure they are vaccinated or produce weekly negative tests. He admits his lawsuit is "a long shot."
But that's not stopping Attorney General Mark Brnovich, an anti-LGBTQ extremist and former federal prosecutor trained to only bring cases he knows have a chance of succeeding.
Brnovich is running to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Kelly in the 2022 election.
“Is it a long shot? Yeah, I recognize that," Brnovich told Bloomberg News. “But I also think these are very important principles to be fighting for."
Bloomberg notes that "other Republican attorneys general signaled that they'd wait until" OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, published the actual rules "before going to court."
Brnovich is using the lawsuit, and his appearance on far right extremist Mark Levin's radio show this week, to advance his campaign, as this YouTube video, "paid for by Brnovich for Senate" shows.
Brnovich, whose campaign website lists "SECURING OUR BORDERS & COMMUNITIES" as his top issue, "said his suit claims that Biden's executive order violates the Constitution's Equal Protection Clause because the vaccine is optional for undocumented immigrants at the U.S. border while being mandatory for American workers."
Brnovich has a long history of using the legal system to advance his agenda.
In 2015 as the attorney general he signed an amicus brief arguing against same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court Obergefell case, which ultimately found a constitutional right to marriage for same-sex couples.
That brief argued that the right of a state's citizens to "exercise their sovereign authority to determine the meaning of marriage" was more important than the right of couples to marry.
Brnovich used his power as attorney general to order Arizona's Department of Child Safety to ban same-sex couples from adopting – a move so extreme the state's Republican governor overruled him.
Having lost on imposing his extremist agenda against marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples, Brnovich moved to support the "right" of businesses to discriminate against Arizona's LGBTQ residents.
He also sued the Obama administration over its policies supporting the rights of transgender students, calling them a "gun to the head" of the nation's school systems.
British journalist Piers Morgan has signed a deal with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and Fox News Media to host a new global television show, the companies announced on Thursday.
Morgan, 56, quit as presenter on Britain's main commercial channel ITV in March in a row about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's claims in an interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The outspoken former newspaper editor had his CNN show scrapped after three years in 2014 following plummeting ratings.
In addition to his new show, which will air weeknights in Britain, the United States and Australia, he will write two weekly columns for the New York Post and The Sun.
He will also front a series of true crime documentaries and have the follow-up to his anti-cancel culture polemic "Wake Up" taken on by Murdoch's HarperCollins publishing arm.
Morgan, whose time as veteran Larry King's replacement on CNN saw him call for tighter gun controls, enraging gun owners, said he was "thrilled" to return to News Corp.
In the 1990s, he was editor at the News of the World, which Murdoch shut in 2011 after revelations journalists hacked the phone of a murdered schoolgirl.
Morgan said Murdoch was "a constant and fearless champion of free speech" and he wanted his show to be "a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews".
"I'm going home and we're going to have some fun," he said.
Morgan has been dogged by controversy throughout his career, including claims -- denied by him -- that he was privy to a share-tipping scandal at The Mirror.
He edited the tabloid from 1995 to 2004, when he was sacked for publishing fake photographs purporting to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners.
Harry has brought legal action against both News Group Newspapers, part of News Corp, and Mirror Group Newspapers over alleged historical phone hacking.
Since leaving GMB, Morgan, who was recently cleared by Britain's broadcasting regulator for his comments about Meghan, was rumoured to have been joining GB News.
The new channel is modelled on Fox News' right-wing, opinion-led output.Morgan was recently cleared of breaking British broadcasting rules for questioning claims made by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to Oprah Winfrey earlier this year Kena Betancur, Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS Afp/AFP/File
Australia-born Murdoch, 90, said Morgan was "the broadcaster every channel wants but is too afraid to hire" who says "what people are thinking and feeling".
The show is scheduled to air in early 2022.
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‘Like a sick joke’: Tucker Carlson and other conservatives made him hesitant – then COVID-19 killed him
An unvaccinated man from Lake Stevens, Washington, has died from COVID-19 and now his family is sharing his story in the hope it will inspire people to get vaccinated, KING-5 reports.
Patrick Lane's daughter Katie said her dad planned to get vaccinated, but was likely hesitant thanks to the right-wing media he consumed.
"He'd watch YouTube videos of Tucker Carlson. We think he was a victim of misinformation," she said, adding that her dad was not anti-vaccine -- he was waiting for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to give the vaccines full approval.
Nevertheless, Patrick contracted the virus before getting his shot and began deteriorating quickly.
"It honestly kind of felt like a sick joke," said Katie. "When he was placed on the ventilator, I was told there was still hope, but part of me knew that was the beginning of the end."
Two weeks later, Patrick died at 45-years-old. His family said he had no underlying conditions.
"When he was a kid, he didn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up. He just knew he wanted to be a dad," Katie told KING-5. "If another dad is out there listening, I just want them to stay here with their kids."
Watch KING-5's report on the story below:
Lake Stevens family pleads for people to get vaccinated after father dies from COVID-19 www.youtube.com
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