The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday raised its coronavirus warning for the United Kingdom to Level 4, the highest on the agency’s scale, and urged Americans not to go there even if fully vaccinated. The advisory comes as the U.K. faces an alarming surge in new COVID-19 infections, largely driven by the highly contagious delta variant, while the government simultaneously lifted nearly all remaining restrictions on public and indoor gatherings. “Because of the current situation in the United Kingdom, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreadi...
'Get a new line of work': GOP's Ron Johnson bashed as 'shock jock' over latest Capitol riot conspiracy theory
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," reporter John Avlon slammed Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) for his new conspiracy theory that the FBI had advanced warning of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
"Just the fact that on the day that we learn another officer who responded to the riot has died by suicide, you have one of the people who they were there fighting to protect really questioning the whole thing," said anchor Kate Bolduan.
"He's engaging in the classic Trump game of deflect and project, right?" replied Avlon. "You don't want to deal with the actual facts of what occurred so you'll pass the buck and blame and say it's some kind of conspiracy and if he actually was... concerned there was a lot more to this story, he would have and should have voted for the bipartisan commission to vote. He stonewalled it."
Avlon then said that Johnson is probably better suited to be a right-wing radio barker than a member of the United States Senate.
"The senator should probably get into a new line of work," added Avlon. "He's more like a radio shock jock now. He's not acting like a U.S. senator with access to information."
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Two MSNBC medical analysts warned about the surge of coronavirus across the south as Republican politicians reject public health measures to minimize the impact of the pandemic.
MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart interviewed Drs. Kavita Patel and Peter Hotez on Monday who both sounded the alarm about the surge in hospitalizations in the Southern United States, which have some of the lowest rates of vaccination in the country.
"What I'm scared of are the states like Florida, like Texas, that have gone out of their way to not allow for even schools to put in mask requirements," Patel said.
"Dr. Hotez, your thoughts on mask mandates, but also what Dr. Patel is talking about was happening in states like Florida, where the governor is going out of his way to prevent local officials from doing what they see is in the best interests of the people who live in their cities and towns," Capehart said.
"Yeah, that's absolutely right, Jonathan. This is the scary part now," Hotez replied. "We are seeing a very worrisome surge across the southern states, and it's going in a giant shape of a 'U' starting in Missouri, down to Arkansas and Louisiana, cutting across east into Florida and then going up into the Carolinas."
Hotez explained his worries about lack of mask or vaccine mandates combining with low vaccination rates.
"This is a powder keg," he said. "So I'm worried we're going to start seeing lots of pediatric hospitalizations and pediatric ICU admissions and so that really worries me."
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Trump-loving Arizona State Sen. Wendy Rogers lashed out at the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors after it refused to comply the Arizona Republicans' demands for more information related to the Trump-backed "audit" of the 2020 election.
After Jack Sellers, the chair of the board, wrote a snide letter mocking the Arizona Republicans for living in "never-never land," Rogers took to Twitter and pushed for mass arrests of the entire board.
"I would like to know if we have enough solitary confinement cells in Arizona available for the entire Maricopa Board of Supervisors and the execs at the fraud machine company," she wrote. "We are going to need a lot."
In a followup tweet, Rogers mused about potentially charging the Maricopa County officials with "treason."
"Should stolen elections be considered treason?" she asked.
In fact, even though stealing an election is illegal, it is not treason because it does not involve giving aid and comfort to a foreign nation at war with the United States.
Additionally, the 2020 presidential election was not stolen and President Joe Biden was certified as the winner back in January.
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