President Donald Trump held an indoor event in Yuma, Arizona on Tuesday to celebrate the border wall he falsely promised would be paid for by Mexico.
People on the scene noted the lack of social distancing and mask-wearing by the large crowd who gathered in triple-digit temperatures to attend Trump’s rally.
Here’s some of what people were saying about Trump’s event:
Yuma County was among the top 5 in AZ for Covid infections … where are their damn masks. #MaskUpAZ
— Janet Marcotte (@JC_Marcotte) August 18, 2020
Masks and black people
Things you won’t find at the Yuma rally pic.twitter.com/p4M6koEdHm
— JDP (@petee224) August 18, 2020
VIDEO: People waiting in line to see @realDonaldTrump in #Yuma clapped as buses arrived to transport them to the hangar where he will speak on immigration/border. Those wearing black polos are with the #BorderPatrol union. pic.twitter.com/1Zftvq8wst
— Rafael Carranza (@RafaelCarranza) August 18, 2020
The crowd here in Yuma. Many in masks, but many not. Feels like pre-COVID times, minus the chairs pic.twitter.com/kSJQ91zo3q
— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) August 18, 2020
— Stand Indivisible AZ (@stand_az) August 18, 2020
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2020
Masks are starting to come off amongst supporters in the crowd. Current temp in Yuma is 111 degrees, but it feels like 120 inside of this hangar. pic.twitter.com/RdE20KAnMI
— Christián Galeno TV (@chrisgalenotv) August 18, 2020
Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.
“I don't believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose," Feinstein argued.
"It is not often used, it's often less used now than when I first came, and I think it's part of the Senate that differentiates itself," Feinstein falsely claimed.
Feinstein is in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee if Democrats regain the Senate, despite never attending law school or having ever tried a case.
Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.
If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.
A Never-Trump Republican changed her mind — then crumbled when she tried to explain why
In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Republican Danielle Pletka declared that despite the fact that she refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, she now feels compelled to support him in 2020. The piece quickly caught fire online, inspiring ridicule and sympathy from differing corners and triggering a surprising amount of discussion.
In one sense, it’s hard to see what the big deal was. The Post publishes opinion pieces in support of Trump frequently, and this one was not particularly special. Pletka herself is not a particularly notable figure. Like many op-eds, it was sloppy and unpersuasive, making huge leaps of reasoning and glossing over critical points in the argument. It didn’t take seriously any compelling counterarguments. It was, in other words, a mere display of partisan loyalty from a Republican who would prefer to be inside the tent than outside of it.