Former federal prosecutor Elie Honig on Monday urged Congressional Democrats to get tough and stop letting themselves get rolled over by a White House that has no intention of letting them conduct oversight.
While discussing the White House’s latest efforts to block both special counsel Robert Mueller and former White House counsel Don McGahn from testifying before Congress, Honig said that Democrats need to wake up to stop the White House from simply running out the clock on their requests.
“Time is of the essence,” he said. “I think Congress needs to get tough. They need to first of all stop getting strung along and slow played with all these protracted negotiations.”
Honig then argued that the White House so far has shown no willingness to even give an inch when it comes to congressional requests, which means that they have to go right to the Supreme Court to force the White House to comply with their requests.
“If I was an attorney for the Dems in congress, I would think about trying to use that route because otherwise this is going to drag out forever,” he said.
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NYC comptroller speaks after mother dies of COVID-19: ‘Donald Trump has my mom’s blood on his hands’
New York City comptroller Scott Stringer on Monday blamed President Donald Trump after his mother died from coronavirus complications.
"She believed in government and she raised us to believe in government," Stringer told CNN's Anderson Cooper. "She's got a great story and I'm going to tell it for the rest of my life."
"I've got to tell you, Donald Trump has blood on his hands and he has my mom's blood on his hands," the NYC official added. "And he sent us that hospital [ship] that's right here in New York harbor and no one can get on that hospital, which is something that is just outrageous."
New York morgue adding shelves to refrigerator trucks to hold additional bodies: report
CNN's Miguel Marquez reported this week that a morgue in New York is scrambling to find places to store dead bodies due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Marquez recently visited University Hospital of Brooklyn, where four patients with COVID-19 died in the 40 minutes he was there.
On Monday, Marquez told CNN's John Berman that the hospital's mortuary was taking extreme measures to hold the bodies.
"Right now, their morgue -- their regular morgue -- is overwhelmed," the CNN reporter explained. "They have two semi tractor trailer trucks. They are talking about added shelves to that. Because right now they have all of the bodies on the base of the truck."
Georgia Republican whines about media bias after CNN’s Sciutto busts his state’s governor for COVID-19 ignorance
CNN's Jim Sciutto on Monday grilled Georgia Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan about Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's stunning ignorance about the coronavirus -- and Duncan responded by whining about the media being unfair.
Kemp last week said that he had just recently learned that it was possible to get infected by COVID-19 from people who had been infected with it but who showed no symptoms of the disease as they unwittingly spread it around to others.
Kemp's admission was shocking because medical professionals for weeks had been warning that asymptomatic people could spread the disease, and Sciutto asked Duncan why it had taken Kemp so long to realize the danger.