Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) called it a “heart attack moment” in the United States as President Donald Trump is excusing perpetrators of corruption.
Among Trump’s pardons was at least one of his top donors, who contributed over $200,000 from his family just ahead of the announcement of the pardon. It poses the question if Trump is outright selling pardons to donors of his campaigns.
Blumenthal blasted his fellow senators as being part of “a morally spineless Republican majority who is enabling” the president.
He noted that the most striking thing is not just that Republicans were willing to acquit the president, but that they’ve remained largely silent on anything and everything Trump does that would normally be denounced.
Blumenthal is the most experienced prosecutor in Congress. He spent four years as former President Jimmy Carter’s U.S. Attorney for Connecticut and 20 years as attorney general.
See Blumenthal in the video below:
Authorities searching for spring breakers who flew from Cabo on private plane with 28 COVID-19 victims
Texas authorities are on the lookout for a group of spring breakers who returned from Cabo San Lucas testing positive for the coronavirus.
According to Alyssa Goard at KXAN News, public health officials announced Tuesday that about a week and a half ago, about 70 students in their 20's flew back to the United States on a chartered plane while others used commercial flights. There are 28 youth from the trip who have tested positive for COVID-19.
"Austin Public Health and UT Health Austin and University Health Services have made contact with every spring breaker onboard the plane using flight manifest from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The 28 confirmed cases are self-isolating at this time. Others are under quarantine while being monitored and tested. The Department of State Health Services has been notified.
Trump’s schedule is empty because he’s spending his days chatting with titans of industry, world leaders, and celebrities
President Donald Trump isn't jetting off aboard Air Force One every few days to preside over MAGA and KAG campaign rallies anymore, now that his pandemic is keeping much of the nation – including the president – at home. World leaders have stopped calling – at least in person – so his televised Oval Office diatribes have come to an end, at least temporarily.
Trump's calendar has been looking pretty empty these days (not a dramatic change from pre-pandemic days.)
Here's Trump's public schedule for tomorrow. (Public schedules don't include all of a president's activities.) pic.twitter.com/dst1Nybqbg
‘Pelosi’s terrible idea’: Critics denounce proposal to give wealthy a tax cut in next stimulus package
"This is almost unbelieveable."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reportedly set to propose rolling back a cap on tax deductions, which would benefit high-earning Americans, as part of the next step of an economic stimulus package that has already poured trillions into the U.S. economy—much of it going to the richest individuals and corporations in the country.
"This is almost unbelievable," HuffPost senior reporter Emily Peck tweeted in response to the news. "Of all the things to do to help people; she wants to... give upper middle class people a tax break."