Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were caught on video doing a strange motion after their meeting at the White House with President Donald Trump over the Iran conflict.
It’s unclear what was happening just from observing, Pelosi was seen applauding and Schumer seemed to be raising the roof, or at least dancing like no one was watching.
It could mean that there was a positive resolution about Iran or if the two Democrats were simply talking about the Congressional softball match Wednesday night.
Schumer later said that he told the White House that they needed to get approval from Congress. When the press asked about the incident Schumer said his mother was just released from the hospital.
“Schumer was telling Pelosi he was overjoyed because his mother had just been released from the hospital and is OK. Pelosi had asked how his mother, who had been rushed to the ER, was doing,” Washington Post reporter Seung Min Kim tweeted.
You can see the video below:
What is happening here pic.twitter.com/p7Z30VaIwc
— Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) June 20, 2019
Our cameras at WH catch House & Senate leaders leaving the #WhiteHouse this afternoon after situation room briefing on #Iran and #Irandrone. Spotted – @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @SenJackReed. Details on #CNN now on @TheLeadCNN & soon in our own @CNNSitRoom. pic.twitter.com/kOBuAOwIeG
— Matt Hoye (@mattyhoyeCNN) June 20, 2019
Schumer was telling Pelosi he was overjoyed because his mother had just been released from the hospital and is OK. Pelosi had asked how his mother, who had been rushed to the ER, was doing. https://t.co/X3BxJOqzuH
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) June 20, 2019
High school wrestling coach posted photo that mocked George Floyd’s death — but insists ‘I’m not a racist’
A high school wrestling coach in the town of Spanaway, Washington drew criticism this week after he wrote a Facebook post that mocked the death of George Floyd and defended the police officers involved in the tragedy.
Local news station KOMO reports that wrestling coach Dave Hollenbeck this week posted a photo of himself smiling and giving a thumbs-up signal while another person put their knee on the back of his neck -- a clear reference to the video showing a police officer with his knee on George Floyd's neck shortly before he died.
Central Park incident just one more example of white women using their status to terrorize black men: NYT’s Charles Blow
Amy Cooper is just the latest example of white women using their privilege and femininity to terrorize black men, according to a new column from Charles Blow.
The New York Times columnist explains that a video recording of an incident involving Cooper, an investment manager, and Christian Cooper, a science editor, has a long and shameful historical precedent.
"This racial street theater against black people is an endemic, primal feature of the Republic," Blow write. "Specifically, I am enraged by white women weaponizing racial anxiety, using their white femininity to activate systems of white terror against black men. This has long been a power white women realized they had and that they exerted."
New Zealand epidemiologist: ‘We look at Trump’s behavior and we’re horrified’
To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of New Zealand.