MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered a warning to his old pal, Vice President Mike Pence: Watch out, because Nikki Haley wants your job.
The former South Carolina governor and UN ambassador has been making the rounds promoting a new book — and praising President Donald Trump as truthful and competent, and the “Morning Joe” host said there’s only one explanation for Haley squandering her reputation before the 2024 election.
“I have one word for Mike Pence, my friend — duck,” Scarborough said. “I mean, Nikki Haley, unless she wanted the job, would not — would not so besmirch her own reputation. She just said she had no question as to Donald Trump’s fitness for the job.”
“This is just one of those moments where we need to just stop, and actually you can just smell the corruption in Washington, D.C., and you see the impact of Donald Trump, how he corrupts everybody that’s either close to him, in his orbit, or who want to be in his orbit,” Scarborough added. “I will say, it is actually, personally, it’s very sad.”
Scarborough wondered why Haley was so eager to become Pence, when even the real Pence no longer behaved like himself while orbiting the president.
“Mike Pence is a great example,” Scarborough said. “He’s a guy I knew in Congress. I don’t recognize him. I haven’t recognized him for several years. He will literally say anything that he is told to say, he will literally parrot Donald Trump.”
“He’s even like a parrot, that if his master puts a water bottle on the floor, he’ll get his beak, pick up the water bottle and put it on the floor,” he added.
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In her column for Politico, Kimberly Wehle of the University of Baltimore School of Law, wrote that "Congress emerged with more clarity about its oversight powers, and how to enforce them, than it had before the Supreme Court weighed in," in its 7/2 decision.
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"The campaign’s headquarters — located on the 14th floor of an Arlington, Va., office building that shares space with multiple businesses — is normally packed with dozens of staffers, often sitting in close proximity to conduct phone calls and other urgent campaign business, said three people with knowledge of its operations," wrote Dan Diamond. "But the office was shut down for its first deep cleaning in weeks after a senior campaign official tested positive for the virus. The decision to conduct the cleaning came after two months of flouting the Trump administration’s own public health guidance: There are no face coverings or temporary barriers between desks at headquarters, and leaders have limited efforts to implement social distancing."
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Per Methodist Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jane Appleby, the patient's final words to the nurse were, "I think I made a mistake, I thought this was a hoax, but it’s not."
“It doesn’t discriminate and none of us are invincible,” warned Appleby. “I don’t want to be an alarmist and we’re just trying to share some real-world examples to help our community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily.”