Host John Iadarola is joined by Emma Vigeland, correspondent and producer of TYT’s Rebel HQ, to break down today’s news.
A GA prosecutor will bring the Ahmaud Arbery case to a grand jury as a graphic video of Arbery’s murder by two white men –neither of whom have been arrested– emerges. A whistleblower within the Trump Admin. filed a complaint blasting Trump’s response to the pandemic, depicted as incompetent and corrupt. Trump thinks that there’s probably a bit too much Covid-19 testing going on. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been hospitalized for a non-surgical treatment of a gallbladder condition. New York will be holding its June primary and Bernie will be on the ballot. Trump wants the border wall to be painted black, which could cost taxpayers an additional $500 million.
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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/05/04/dangerous-and-irresponsible-40-rights-groups-demand-mcconnell-stop-ramming-through
"As the U.S. Senate reconvened Monday with Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell planning to prioritize confirming right-wing judges to lifetime appointments, 40 civil rights groups demanded lawmakers halt the practice and instead get to work passing legislation to help frontline workers and American families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The organizations sent a letter to McConnell and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, calling on them to maintain "a continued focus on support and resources to address the COVID-19 pandemic" instead of solidifying an ultra-conservative judicial branch while the country is focused on a public health and economic crisis.
"The United States is in the midst of the worst public health and economic crisis our nation has faced in at least 100 years. Covid-19 is wreaking havoc throughout society, laying siege to our lives, our health, our economic well-being, our schools, our justice system, our security, and our democracy," the letter reads. "Prioritizing judicial nominations as if there were no pandemic and ignoring the business that is most urgent for relief and recovery would be irresponsible. Therefore, the Senate Judiciary Committee, and the Senate as a whole, must take the necessary and commonsense action of putting the processing of judicial nominations on hold until the devastating impact of the pandemic has been diminished."
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