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MSNBC host baffled after Texas Republican shrugs off Dan Patrick’s coronavirus comments as ‘cherry-picked’

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MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin hammered Texas Republican Congressman Kevin Brady over his fellow Texas Republican, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, saying on Fox News that Americans should be willing to risk getting coronavirus and dying so that younger Americans are able to save Wall Street.

Patrick appeared on Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Monday evening to encourage the country to get the virus and risk death, assuming that young people would survive it. While previous outbreaks in countries have had mostly older people die of the virus, already younger people in the United States are dying or coming close to death. One child in Iran died at just 6-years-old and a 12-year-old Georgia girl is fighting for her life in the U.S.

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Brady ranted at the MSNBC host saying he “cherry-picked” the segment as some sort of “gotcha” moment on television. Patrick is the second-highest official in Brady’s home state.

“So, first, I never watched the cherry-picked segment and make an opinion based on that,” he said after watching the clip played before the question. “I would like to see the entire discussion. I know this in Texas, our governor and lieutenant governor have made some smart decisions that allow our local communities really to lockdown where they thought it made sense, the counties where it didn’t make sense to do that.”

He said that he thinks they’ve done a great job trying to contain the virus without doing a “stay-at-home” order that other states are implementing.

“I think in the economy, what I do think, as well, for those of us who are young and healthy, you know, this virus loves crowds and attacks the elderly. I think the work we’re doing in social distancing and personal hygiene is helping constrain this virus. So my feeling is, look, let’s lockdown this virus. Don’t lock down the entire economy. We’ve got some big challenges ahead still in this health care world.”

Given the economy is made up of people, Brady may not have a choice.

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Virologist rips Deborah Birx: ‘She’s ignored the evidence’ with her ‘willful disregard for the science’

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The White House coronavirus coordinator continues to lose support among the medical community, according to a new report in The Washington Post.

The report noted Dr. Deborah Birx has also been undermined by Trump, who attacked her on Twitter.

So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!

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Trump is trying to twist the census to fit his ‘politics of greed and fear’: Black lawmakers

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On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams condemned President Donald Trump's latest push to rewrite the rules of the census for partisan and racial reasons.

"To tell the story of America, we must see who lives within her borders," wrote Bass and Abrams. "The census is the constitutionally protected tool wielded every 10 years to take stock, assess the accuracy of our national narrative, and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of political power and money to the places where people live. The mandatory decennial count is laid out in the founding documents of our nation. Over time, we have bettered its process from its original horrific approach. For nearly a century, for every five black Americans, only three were included in the count — the despicable Three-Fifths Compromise built on the assumption that each Black person was subhuman, three-fifths of one. After the Civil War, the 14th Amendment eliminated this practice and, now, the Constitution guarantees an enumeration of 'whole' persons."

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GOP strategist rues ‘big mistake’ — that led to his family’s COVID-19 infections

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The tweet Richard Costigan posted July 23 was bluntly honest: “We tried our best to limit exposure to #COVID19 but we slipped up somewhere.”

Costigan tweeted while waiting anxiously in the parking lot of a hospital outside Sacramento. The veteran Republican political consultant had just dropped his wife, Gloria, off at the emergency room. He wasn’t allowed to go in with her.

🙏 needed 🚨! My wife is in the #ER as she can’t catch her breath. She has been having severe coughing fits that won’t stop. We tried our best to limit exposure to #COVID19 but we slipped up somewhere. I am coughing as well. This🦠 is nasty. I am waiting in parking lot.

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