Governor Mike Pence of Indiana speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland (Flickr/Gage Skidmore)
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January 27, 2021
The former White House Chief of Staff for the Trump administration is now speaking out to dismiss the severity of the U.S. Capitol riots.
On Wednesday, Jan. 26, Mark Meadows made an appearance on "Fox & Friends" where he offered a partisan perspective on the Biden administration's first full week in the White House, scrutinizing President Joe Biden's executive orders that canceled out many of former President Donald Trump's most controversial actions.
<p><br/></p><p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-youtube"> <span class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6eef2ef84baee15c299b6dd422cc8271" style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;"><iframe frameborder="0" height="auto" type="lazy-iframe" scrolling="no" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/JJFIAXTImfY?rel=0" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;" width="100%"></iframe></span> <small class="image-media media-caption" placeholder="Add Photo Caption...">Mark Meadows: Biden putting 'America last' with executive orders</small> <small class="image-media media-photo-credit" placeholder="Add Photo Credit..."> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJFIAXTImfY&feature=emb_title" target="_blank">www.youtube.com</a> </small> </p><p><br/></p><p>Fox News host Brian Kilmeade also asked Meadows for his take on Trump's "Save America" rally, which occurred shortly before an angry mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to hinder the Electoral College certification. Since the rally influenced the U.S. Capitol riot and subsequently led to Trump's second impeachment and the impending Senate trial, Kilmeade asked, "In retrospect, was that rally on January 6th … a good idea?"<br/></p><p>Meadows began, "When we start looking at the rally, Brian, we are focused more on that than we are really we need to be focused on today. When we start to look at America, it needs to be about what is important to people on Main Street."</p><p>Referencing the Senate vote on Tuesday, Jan. 26, former Chief of Staff suggested that the impeachment trial is "unconstitutional" as he insisted government officials should focus on "what is important to the American people."</p><p>"There was a vote yesterday in the Senate that suggested that 45 senators said that it was unconstitutional," Meadows noted. "Let's get on and be focused on what is important to the American people."</p><p>Shortly after the segment aired, Meadows was met with backlash on social media from users who argue that the circumstances surrounding the impeachment trial have long-term importance in regard to what should be prioritized for the future of the American people.</p><p>Trump's attempted coup has contributed greatly to the fragility of America's democracy, and it could be further jeopardized in the long term if lawmakers simply ignore Trump's actions simply because he is no longer in office. Despite Meadows' arguments, many Twitter users argue that accountability is important to the American people.</p><p><span></span></p><p><br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="8f3fdab2260be963d9f783b53dcf82f8" id="ab1f7"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1354443467611582466"><div style="margin:1em 0">@RpsAgainstTrump @MarkMeadows to say that the Capitol Insurrection is not important to the American people is to sa… https://t.co/Gyigs4jul7</div> — Gail Litchfield (@Gail Litchfield)<a href="https://twitter.com/GailLitchfield3/statuses/1354443467611582466">1611759461.0</a></blockquote></div><p><br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="afb197fad88b4ba79975e6036c73c1f5" id="0f97a"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1354443966759002112"><div style="margin:1em 0">@MarkMeadows is delusional. We do care. It's men like him that have forgotten what Americans died on the battlefiel… https://t.co/usQZsRumNq</div> — Kelly Hannah 🌊💙🇺🇸😻🗯🏔🎨🎗 (@Kelly Hannah 🌊💙🇺🇸😻🗯🏔🎨🎗)<a href="https://twitter.com/kgirlartist66/statuses/1354443966759002112">1611759580.0</a></blockquote></div><p><br/></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a7f888322d1d27baeed6bd4a990b0713" id="bb249"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet twitter-custom-tweet" data-partner="rebelmouse" data-twitter-tweet-id="1354443907078246407"><div style="margin:1em 0">Mark Meadows You owe the American people an apology for your big lies on Twitter, elsewhere. The insurrection has… https://t.co/ucx6qG9t2C</div> — Donald Lindeman (@Donald Lindeman)<a href="https://twitter.com/Donald_Lindeman/statuses/1354443907078246407">1611759566.0</a></blockquote></div>
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DeSantis slammed by 'disgusted' Palm Beach officials for taking vaccine distribution effort out of health providers' hands
January 27, 2021
As the Publix supermarket chain takes over vaccine distribution in Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Health Director Dr. Alina Alonso is upset with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) for taking the distribution effort out of the hands of health care providers, WPBF reports.
"The governor made a choice to pick Palm Beach County to explore the pilot that he had going on with Publix. He did it in three small counties," Alonso said while updating county commissioners.
<p>"In addition to Publix, we want to be able to set up our mass distribution sites and continue to do mass vaccinations in addition to Publix," she said.</p><p>County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay wasn't so kind with her words. </p><p>"I am absolutely disgusted the governor of this state has 100% percent taken the ability to vaccinate our residents in Palm Beach County out of the hands of our public health officials and medical officials and given that authority to a corporate entity," McKinlay said.</p><p>DeSantis has been on the receiving end of criticism for a vaccine rollout that has left seniors waiting. The backlash has been <a href="https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-ne-publix-vaccine-rollout-criticism-20210126-mwlta7s62ndnfdv42bhkas2o5q-story.html" target="_blank">especially large</a> in Palm Beach County, which is home to roughly 400,000 senior citizens.</p><p>"We're the only county where all this vaccine is going to Publix until [the governor] chooses other counties to do this," Alonso said. "That's not in our hands — the health care district or the health department."</p><p>Also speaking out was County Commissioner Robert Weinroth.</p><p>"We can't overlook the fact we have a whole underserved population," Weinroth said. "This is not equity. This is not fair. And if I was out in the Glades or if I was sitting in Lake Worth or downtown Delray and I was not getting this vaccine, I would be offended."</p><p> McKinlay said that Publix distributing the vaccine will make the situation of underserved communities worse. </p><p>"There are pockets of this county where the Publix that are available do not have a pharmacy and yet he had decided that the best people to distribute the vaccine and to make it available to the residents of our county is a private corporation and not the health officials in this county," McKinlay said.</p>
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January 27, 2021
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this week blasted Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) after it was revealed that the Georgia Republican expressed support for executing prominent Democrats.
A CNN analysis of Greene's Facebook posts found numerous comments in support of QAnon conspiracy theories.
<p>Greene reportedly "liked" a comment that recommended a "a bullet to the head" as a way to remove House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).</p><p>Clinton responded to the report in a tweet on Wednesday.</p><p>"This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress," Clinton wrote.</p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet">This woman should be on a watch list. Not in Congress. <a href="https://t.co/ULwJ2lBpld">https://t.co/ULwJ2lBpld</a><br/>— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/1354461476451463175?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">January 27, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async="" charset="utf-8" src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>
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