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Florida’s Republican governor blames Trump for not instituting stay-home order

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) appears to be blaming the president for the reason that he hasn’t issued a stay-at-home order.

According to Bay News 9 reporter Samantha-Jo Roth, DeSantis passed the buck to the feds when speaking about the coronavirus crisis, noting the White House task force has not told him that he should issue a statewide order.

“The task force is not recommending this. If they do, that’s something that would carry a lot of weight with me,” DeSantis said.

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President Donald Trump has told governors that they are in charge of their own state and he isn’t going to direct a nationwide order. Governors must decide for themselves.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of Trump’s advisory committee and the coronavirus task force, has instructed the president that a stay-at-home order is very important.

During an NBC News interview, Fauci told the country that Americans will likely need to stay home for at least several more weeks. That was guidance for all Americans, including Florida.

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“I cannot see that all of a sudden, next week or two weeks from now it’s going to be over. I don’t think there’s a chance of that,” he said. “I think we should do everything we possibly can do. I mean, in all sectors, because obviously as I’ve said so many times, when you think you’re maybe overreacting, you probably are not acting as forcefully as you should. So as we’ve always said, we’ve got to try very much to stay ahead of the curve.”

It’s unclear what DeSantis is using for information, but a Google search of Dr. Fauci’s name with “stay at home” results in many statements from the task force about the importance of staying home.


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Buffalo officers who shoved elderly man to the ground arrested: report

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On Saturday, ABC News reported that the two police officers who pushed an elderly man to the ground have been arrested.

"Two Buffalo, New York, police officers are now facing criminal charges in connection with the graphic caught-on-video shove of a 75-year-old man during a protest, a law enforcement source told ABC News."

"The Thursday protest at Niagara Square had less than 20 demonstrators and several members of Buffalo Police Department's Emergency Response Team, officials said," according to the report. "Both officers were suspended and the Erie County District Attorney John Flynn launched an investigation."

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Buffalo cops dispute mass resignation was in solidarity with suspended officers who shoved elderly man: report

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In an exclusive report with WKBW, two police officers who were part the Buffalo Police Department’s Emergency Response Team disputed reports that all of the officers resigned in support of two of the colleagues who were suspended and may face criminal charges for shoving a peaceful 75-year-old protester to the ground where he was severely injured.

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GOP scrambling to find delegates willing to attend Trump’s convention after he bailed on North Carolina: report

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On Saturday, The New York Times reported that Republicans are struggling to find delegates to attend the GOP convention.

"Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the convention is the trepidation delegates are feeling about attending a crowded gathering," reported Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman. "Already, states like Indiana are having difficulty filling both their delegate and alternate spots. Many convention delegates are over 60 and therefore more vulnerable to the virus."

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