Quantcast
Connect with us

GOP governor should be polygraphed on his claim he didn’t know asymptomatic people could spread COVID-19: Ex-prosecutor

Published

on

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is campaigning for governor (Facebook)

On Thursday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner suggested that Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) should submit to a polygraph for his claim that he didn’t know until now that the novel coronavirus could be spread by people with no symptoms of the disease.

ADVERTISEMENT

Kemp made the claim as he comes under fire for not acting quicker to issue a shelter-in-place order for the state of Georgia, where mayors in several cities acted to impose lockdowns before the governor stepped in, and where a rural community is now experiencing a devastating outbreak that has been traced back to a funeral.

Contrary to Kemp’s claim, experts have been warning for months that the disease can spread with no symptoms, including officials at the CDC, which is headquartered in Georgia.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

As face masks become the norm, many wearers quietly suffer ‘mask anxiety’

Published

on

Dentists say they're seeing an uptick in teeth grinding since the pandemic. A Google Trends analysis showed a surge in searches related to panic attacks. Pandemic stress is said to be part of the drive behind an increase in calls to the National Eating Disorders Association over the last few months.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Chuck Todd shreds GOP senator for making rules ‘out of thin air’: ‘The party looks like a bunch of hypocrites’

Published

on

Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, on Sunday told Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) that his party "looks like a bunch of hypocrites" because they are set to nominate President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick in an election year.

Following Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the high court, Todd reminded Blunt that Republicans had blocked former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination because it was an election year.

"You have no qualms about doing this before the election?" Todd asked. "You've seen, polling is pretty overwhelming on this issue. A large majority of the American public do not believe this president before the election should make this pick and it should be whoever wins the election."

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Tom Cotton cornered by CNN’s Tapper over Trump’s threat to not hand over power if he loses in November

Published

on

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was put on the spot on Sunday morning during his appearance on CNN when "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper pressed him over Donald Trump's suggestion he won't peacefully step down if he loses the election.

With Cotton glibly commenting he expected a peaceful transfer of power “in January 2025, after President Trump finishes his second term,” Tapper pressed him about the president's comments.

“You’re not at all disturbed by what he’s saying about if the ballots aren’t counted? " the CNN host asked. "It is really quite alarming to a lot of Republicans his refusal to say, 'of course, if I lose, I will abide by a peaceful transfer of power.'”

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE