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‘Just an abomination’: Hawaii Sen Brian Schatz blasts Hawaii’s ‘terrifying’ false ballistic missile warning

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Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) blasted civil defense officials in Hawaii for failing to grasp the enormity of their false alarm error during a Saturday interview with CNN’s Ana Cabrera.

Hawaii officials sent incorrect emergency alerts warning of inbound ballistic missiles.

“What is going through your mind after hearing from state officials about what happened?” Cabrera asked.

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“This is not acceptable,” Sen. Schatz declared. “People were terrified, children were sheltering in place in locker rooms, people were crying, businesses were shutting down.”

The senator stressed that “the anxiety that we went through was real and terrifying across the state of Hawaii.”

“I listened in on that press conference and they don’t understand how bad this was,” Schatz continued.

“I’m a pretty even keeled guy, but I’m quite angry,” Schatz admitted.

“The fact that state government knew it was a false alarm and then took between 30 and 40 minutes to inform the rest of the public is just an abomination,” Schatz concluded.

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FAILURE: Here are 470 ways Trump failed to protect America from COVID-19

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Crises have a way of sorting the good presidents from the bad.

Historians consistently rank Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt among the top three presidents for their handling of the Civil War, the Great Depression, and World War II.

By contrast, the string of catastrophes that trailed George W. Bush, from Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to his obliviousness to warning signs in the housing market before the 2008 crash guarantee that he will have a permanent place in the bottom tier of presidents.

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Wisconsin man attacks and slurs Black woman in front of her children in parking lot dispute

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A Wisconsin man was arrested for attacking a Black woman in front of her children outside a grocery store.

David Lythjohan told police he was upset with the woman because her car was blocking him from pulling out of a parking stall to go pick up his wife waiting outside Woodman's grocery, reported Channel 3000.

The woman, who had just dropped off her children and planned to park, told police that Lythjohan banged on her car window and then opened her car door and struck her in the face.

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Texas Supreme Court rejects GOP’s appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston

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The Texas Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by the Republican Party of Texas seeking to host its in-person convention this week in Houston. Justices also denied a similar petition spearheaded by other party officials and Houston activist Steve Hotze.

Monday's news likely kills the party's chances of holding its in-person gathering as planned, which was set to begin July 16 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center. As of Saturday, the State Republican Executive Committee, considered the party's governing board, had reaffirmed the party's commitment to proceeding with the event, which was expected to draw roughly 6,000 people. Party officials had argued that its gathering was protected under both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions and should be allowed to continue as planned.

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