According to a report from Fox News, two Republican lawmakers in Ohio are pitching their colleagues on the idea of creating a state holiday in the name of ousted President Donald Trump.
The report states that an email was sent by State Reps. Jon Cross and Reggie Stoltzfus looking for co-sponsors for their bill making June 14 -- Trump's birthday -- a holiday that would also coincide with Flag Day.
According to the report, the lawmakers wrote their plan is "to celebrate one of the greatest presidents in American history," before adding, "Let's show the 3,154,834 Ohio voters who cast their ballot to re-elect Donald J. Trump that we as a legislature recognize the accomplishments of his administration."
Rep. Jeff Crossman, (D-Parma) balked at the idea, noting that the date is already dedicated to the flag and would be "disrespectful," before adding, "I don't like the idea of changing an existing federal holiday that honors the flag."
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More details are emerging about the mass shooting at at an Indianapolis FedEx facility that occurred late Thursday evening.
"Indianapolis police on Friday afternoon identified the suspect as 19-year-old Brandon Hole, who was last employed by FedEx in 2020, said Deputy Chief Craig McCartt," CNN reported Friday. "Hole was found dead of a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted, McCartt said. The suspect was known to federal and local authorities, and a relative reached out to authorities warning about that person's potential for violence, according to three law enforcement sources briefed on the matter."
McCartt said a gun was seized in a 2020 incident.
"Investigators are trying to determine the motive and were searching what they believe is the suspected gunman's home, FBI special agent in charge Paul Keenan told reporters late Friday morning," CNN reported. "The mass shooting is the country's deadliest since 10 people were killed March 22 at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado."
"FedEx officials have confirmed that Mr. Hole was a former employee at the facility." - Craig McCartt, Deputy Chief… https://t.co/Xh9bgpLV5p— BNC (@BNC)1618607519.0
Fox News personality Brett Baier on Friday posted photos of getting vaccinated to his Instagram account.
"Vaccinated & ready to go. Thanks to the great staff in DC -it was very smooth. The nurse said they'll see one thousand DC residents today at this one location," Baier wrote, with the hashtag #grateful.
But it didn't take long for Baier to receive outrage on Twitter. Fox News personality Tucker Carlson has devoted multiple segments on his primetime show to questioning vaccines.
Surprising nobody, Baier was attacked for getting the vaccine and took to Twitter to defend himself.
@JohnBasham @BretBaier @brianstelter These publicity 'sh8ts' are fake anyway- either disappearing needle, cap on sy… https://t.co/4097R41sg2— YNot (@YNot)1618598383.0
I promise you I had a real shot today. No conspiracy here. Thanks. Have a good weekend. https://t.co/i9SMWZdXCY— Bret Baier (@Bret Baier)1618602608.0
Thanks. You have your choice-I have mine. I trust medical experts I know who told me to get it as soon as I could.… https://t.co/vF06Zt95hZ— Bret Baier (@Bret Baier)1618604170.0
Where is the coercion? I posted a photo. There’s no force or threat. You can unfollow me if you don’t like to see i… https://t.co/lkgyZzJ2Ho— Bret Baier (@Bret Baier)1618605045.0
Texas Republicans suffered a major setback on Friday.
"The Biden administration on Friday rescinded approval for changes to Texas' Medicaid program granted by the Trump administration, saying that federal Medicaid officials "materially erred" by speeding approval for the state's $100 billion-plus request in January," Dan Diamond reported for The Washington Post on Friday. "Two federal health officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations, characterized Friday's decision as an effort to push Texas toward accepting the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Texas, which has more uninsured than any other state, is one of only 12 that have not expanded the program."
"Health advocates have called Texas' waiver an effort to work around the federal Medicaid expansion by setting up alternate funding to help cover the costs of uninsured patients," the newspaper reported. "Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed the Biden administration decision, saying it was 'obstructing health care access for vulnerable Texans and taking away crucial resources for rural hospitals in Texas. … With this action, the Biden administration is deliberately betraying Texans who depend on the resources made possible through the waiver.'"
The newspaper obtained a copy of the letter:
HHS letter to Texas.Screengrab.
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