OLYMPIA, Wash. — A man was shot in downtown Olympia on Saturday afternoon, on a day that two different groups of political demonstrators came to the Capitol. At around 3 p.m., two groups of people were arguing near the intersection of State Street and Franklin Avenue downtown, according to Lt. Paul Lower of the Olympia Police Department. In the course of a verbal dispute, someone in one group pulled a gun and fired on the other, striking the man in the foot, according to Lower. He was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lower declined to name the victim or say ...
Anyone who thinks Trump will disappear if you ignore him has been proven wrong: Liz Cheney on Jan 6 committee
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) responded to critics who said that she shouldn't be participating in the Jan. 6 committee because she is keeping the focus on former President Donald Trump.
Cheney made it clear that Trump isn't going to go away if everyone stops talking about him.
"Those who think that by ignoring Trump, he will go away, have been proven wrong," Cheney told "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl. "And in my view, the American people, they deserve better than having to choose between what I think are the really disastrous policies of Joe Biden-- in a whole range of areas, really bad for our economy. From a national security perspective, what's happened, what he's done in Afghanistan: very dangerous policies for the country. But the alternative cannot be a man who doesn't believe in the rule of law, and who violated his oath of office."
"Most Republicans we've spoken to feel that you miscalculated, that you didn't figure out ahead of time that it was going to be this intense, this hot, this perpetual," said Stahl.
"You know, it wasn't a calculation," Cheney explained.
"There wasn't a yellow pad with the pros and the cons and--?" asked Stahl.
"No. It was: This is what-- what he has done," said Cheney. "I watched while the attack was underway-- understood very clearly what he did on January 6, what he failed to do on January 6. Instead of stopping the attack while it was underway, he was busy calling up senators trying to get them to delay the count. So, there was no calculation. I think he's very dangerous."
See the video below:
Liz Cheney: The 60 Minutes Interview www.youtube.com
Trump administration assumed 'everyone was going to get COVID anyway': Interview with ex-FDA chief reveals
An interview with former President Donald Trump's FDA Commissioner revealed that the administration was dismissive of any efforts to fight COVID-19 because they assumed "everyone" was going to get it anyway, and they essentially wanted to get it over with.
Speaking to CNN's Pamela Brown, Dr. Scott Gottlieb explained that he thinks the government should militarize viruses like this because it's a national security threat and existing structures aren't made to handle such a massive pathogen.
"I remember one White House official cavalierly saying to me, and this was around the time that then-President Trump was pushing for schools to reopen," Brown recalled. "They said, 'Well, we just need to get kids back in the class because everybody is going to get this virus at some point or another, and it's going to spread wildly, and there's no way to contain it.' It stuck with me how casual they were about that, as you just pointed out as one of the issues you didn't believe was actually true."
Brown also noted that after the H1N1 virus, processes were put in place to try and respond quickly to viruses like COVID. Gottlieb disagreed, saying that there was nothing in place to deal with a virus like COVID. He cited nasal swabs that weren't in the stockpile collection of items in the federal government's reserve. While there may have been medical equipment, ventilators, and a slew of other things, he said that they failed to anticipate the necessary things a virus like COVID would need, like the nasal swabs.
"I know we put in very detailed plans," said Gottlieb. "We were worried about a pandemic with the H1N1 flu. We prepped for a hypothetical pandemic, including influenza. We prepared for a pandemic, we just prepared for the wrong pandemic, and I think we found that in the preparations we put in place for a flu were not applicable to a coronavirus. And even insofar as they were applicable to a coronavirus, they weren't very good. The plans we put in place really weren't adequate. We tried to compile certain components we thought we would need but didn't consider a global crisis, and a pandemic is a global event, everywhere would need all the equipment at the same time, so all the supply chains would be demanded across the world and we would run out of them."
It was a surprising take because viruses don't stop at political borders. If a virus reaches pandemic status, that means it's a global disease. That would mean that everyone in the world would need the same medical equipment and materials at the same time.
The questions many had at the time were why the Trump administration was restricting access to things like building test kits or even running the tests from accredited university medical labs.
See the interview below:
Trump's covid failures www.youtube.com
Hollywood reporter asks Gillian Anderson if she spoke to Thatcher for role in 'The Crown' — she died in 2013
Actress Gillian Anderson was polite speaking to reporters after her Emmy win, when a reporter asked if Anderson had spoken to Margaret Thatcher before playing her in "The Crown." Thatcher died in 2013.
The Netflix show was hugely successful at the Emmy Awards, but due to COVID-19, nearly all of the U.K.-based actors and crew were forced to stay overseas for the awards. They all participated in the event eight hours ahead of Los Angeles.
A video of the interviews done some time after the awards surfaced on Sunday when Reuters posted it to Twitter. It led many to note how gracious and kind Anderson was to the reporter asking an incredibly ill-informed question.
The reporter also asked about the need for other female U.K leaders, in which Anderson cited previous Prime Minster Theresa Mary, who left office in 2019. Anderson was then asked about future female U.S. leaders and cited Vice President Kamala Harris as a clear female leader in the leadership of American politics. She noted that perhaps someday Harris might succeed to the Oval Office.
See the embarrassing video below:
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