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Day 1359

1/ House Democrats introduced legislation to create a bipartisan commission to review whether Trump and future presidents are capable of carrying out their duties. The legislation would allow Congress to intervene under the 25th Amendment and remove the president from executive duties. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the measure “is not about President Trump,” but suggested that Trump needs to disclose more about his health after his COVID-19 diagnosis. Pelosi also noted Trump’s “strange tweet” halting talks on new coronavirus aid and he subsequently effort to reverse course. Trump responded on Twitter, claiming that “Crazy Nancy is the one who should be under observation,” and adding: “They don’t call her Crazy for nothing!” Trump also retweeted Republican allies who said he “wouldn’t put it past Speaker Pelosi to stage a coup.” While 25th amendment does allow Pelosi to create a panel to review Trump or any other president’s health and fitness for office, the House will not be able to remove Trump from office without the consent of the vice president and members of the cabinet. (NBC News / The Guardian / Associated Press)


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://whatthefuckjusthappenedtoday.com/2020/10/09/day-1359/
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Nine people who have contracted the coronavirus reported attending a Donald Trump rally in Bemidji, Minn., last month, state health officials said Friday, including two who were hospitalized.

One of them remains in an intensive care unit.

Doug Schultz, a Minnesota Department of Health spokesman, said in an email that the department cannot say definitively that the infections were acquired at the rally, due to widespread community transmission of the disease — “only that they attended the rally during the time when they were likely to have been exposed to the virus that made them ill (i.e. 14 days prior to illness onset).”

At least one person was likely infectious while at the rally, the department said.

Two other people who contracted the virus reported attending a protest in response to the rally.

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As of tonight, Trump’s results from his Covid test today are unknown. Wow, if they were negative, you’d think they’d shout it to the rooftops.

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