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‘Complete and utter moron’: Anti-mask Republican derided after he ‘dismantles himself’ amid grilling from CNN host

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Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) is facing a backlash online after appearing Wednesday on CNN to argue against mask mandates, which are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sabatini told CNN host Brianna Keilar that mask mandates were a violation of Florida’s constitution. “This is something government has never done before. We’ve never had government telling people what you have to do with your own face,” he said.

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“This is truly a novel move for government and we think it violates the bodily and facial autonomy sort of implied parts of [Florida constitution’s] privacy clause,” continued Sabatini, who has faced criticism for being pictured in blackface. “We think it violates the due process clause, because it is an arbitrary and irrational law.”

Sabatini contended that mask mandates were different than seatbelt laws because “they are literally everywhere you go.”

After Keilar noted the explosion of coronavirus cases in his state, Sabatini accused her of “harping” on a single metric. “Cases, cases, cases. The media is almost exclusively focused on this one number versus the two most important numbers, obviously, hospitalizations and fatalities… If we focus on the two more relevant metrics, Florida’s doing just fine.”

“You think Florida is doing just fine?” Keilar asked incredulously.

Later in the interview, Sabatini said he “absolutely” does not wear a mask when he visits the grocery store.

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Viewers of the interview took to Twitter to praise Keilar and criticize Sabatini. See some reactions below:

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‘That’s not true’: CNN host disputes ex-Trump adviser who says ‘typical’ family won’t work because of $600 checks

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Former White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett claimed on Tuesday that a "typical median family" is being paid $90,000 to stay home during the pandemic if they are receiving the $600 weekly federal unemployment benefits.

In an interview on CNN, host Poppy Harlow challenged the former Trump adviser when he downplayed the urgency of extending the unemployment benefits.

"You and I don't rely on $600 a week to pay our rent or feed our family," Harlow explained. "That's not our situation. But for millions of Americans, it is. And they stopped getting those checks on Friday and that's why I don't think it's too far to say that it's a failure [of government]."

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Cops handcuff 4 black children at gunpoint after pulling over wrong vehicle

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Aurora, Colorado police are being criticized nationwide after officers stopped an SUV and forced the occupants, including four Black children, out of the vehicle, handcuffed at least two of them with their hands behind their backs, and forced them to lie face down on the hot parking lot pavement.

In the video below the children and the adult driving the car can be heard crying and screaming. The youngest girl, just six years old, is wearing a tiara. Some of the officers are not wearing masks.

ABC affiliate The Denver Channel reports the cops made an error, wrongly "matching" the license plate number of the SUV to an out-of-state license plate of a motorcycle.

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Bank VP gets booted from family business after responding to Obama’s eulogy with racist Facebook screed

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According to the Valdosta Daily Times, an executive at a small family bank has been removed from his job after a racist, anti-Semitic Facebook post in response to President Barack Obama's eulogy of civil rights leader John Lewis.

"David Hollis has been asked by Citizens Community Bank to resign both his position and his role on the bank's board of directors, according to a CCB statement to the Valdosta Daily Times," reported Chris Herbert. "'The employee was asked to submit his resignation and is no longer employed by the bank, nor will he be serving on the board of directors,' the statement read."

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