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Sen. Tammy Duckworth brings brutal visuals to attack Steve Mnuchin’s proposed $500 billion ‘slush fund’

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) went off on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a CNN discussion Sunday after his comments about the economy. She even held up a photo of the visit Mnuchin took to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington. He was seen with his wife holding up sheets of money being printed with his signature on it.

She began by blasting the GOP’s new CEO bailout bill for the major corporations that complain they’re losing money but are still sitting on buckets of funds and stocks.

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“The package that the Republicans have drawn up does nothing to help struggling workers,” she said. “Struggling workers need help today and they need jobs safeguarded for tomorrow. There are no protections for them. First responders need PPE equipment, personal protective equipment and resources today to our hospitals and our first responders. Nothing in it for them. And instead, it creates a $500 billion slush fund for Steve Mnuchin to hand out loans to corporations as he pleases’s.”

She held up the photo of him holding the sheets of cash

“So do Americans think that this man, this man is going to look out for the well-being of working Americans over the well-being of corporations and corporate CEOs? I don’t trust him,” she said. “Not without oversight. The slush fund proposed in their bill, no Democrat had any chance to put any, you know, requirements into, it does not provide oversights for him. I’m glad the vote is postponed. It needs to be. I urge my Republican colleagues to please allow Democrats to come to the negotiating table and let’s write a bill together that will safeguard Americans, safeguard us in this public health emergency. Safeguard us through this economic crisis.”

Watch her full comments below:


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Mike Pence uses latest coronavirus briefing to encourage Americans to donate to churches

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Vice President Mike Pence used the occasion of Good Friday to urge Christians to donate to their local churches. Speaking from the White House press briefing room Pence attempted to suggest gatherings of more than 10 people, even inside houses of worship, should be avoided.

But Pence, as he did last weekend, asked Christians to continue tithing.

“Allow me to remind you that even if you’re not in the pew this Easter Sunday if you are able it’s still a good idea to give,” Pence said. “Those ministries continue to go forward, and we encourage you to continue to support them.”

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WATCH: Woman caught on video unleashing racist rant against Vietnamese restaurant owner

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A woman unleashed a racist rant at a business owner in a Kroger parking lot in Houston, Texas, and the incident was captured on video.

The owner of a Vietnamese restaurant identified as "Sammi" told ABC13 that when she went outside her business to investigate a commotion, she encountered the woman.

In the video, the woman, who is pushing a shopping cart, yells, "Get out of our country!" in addition to other profanities.

"You!" the woman yells. "Get out of the United States, you ugly [expletive]."

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Trump’s last-ditch 2020 strategy is based on a perverse fantasy — and it’s scary as hell

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Thursday night, the access journalism team at the Washington Post published a piece declaring that Donald Trump intends to "reopen much of the U.S." in May.

This article was originally published at Salon

"The Trump administration is pushing to reopen much of the country next month," Matt Zapotosky, Josh Dawsey, Jose A. Del Real and William Wan report, noting that Trump, behind "closed doors," has "sought a strategy for resuming business activity by May 1."

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