1/ Trump tested negative for the coronavirus “on consecutive days,” White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said. Conley’s memo did not specify on which consecutive days Trump had tested negative. Trump was tested using an antigen test, which are considered to be less accurate than molecular tests. Conley added: Trump is “not infectious to others.” (CNN / Bloomberg / CNBC)
Here’s more of an direct attack on ACB from Sen Kamala Harris, and zeroing in on what the R’s have done to rush in this nominee, instead of helping Americans who are struggling in the Covid pandemic. Harris talks about the need for keeping Affordable Care Act, facing down the Republicans who have promised to tear it down, and seeing that ACB could be the vote that is needed, hinging on this hearing.
Harris comes off as strong and highlights all the indignities of what this mission to get the ACA out.
Senator Kamala Harris delivered a blistering campaign-like speech at the confirmation hearing of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday, targeting vulnerable Republicans on the Judiciary Committee vetting Ms Barrett for their efforts to repeal the 2010 health care law more commonly known as Obamacare.
Appearing remotely via teleconference, Ms Harris, the running mate of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, rattled off the projected numbers of people in five states who would lose their health insurance if Obamacare were repealed by Supreme Court fiat.
“Insurance companies reinstating annual and lifetime caps [would mean] more than 20 million Americans losing insurance at the worst possible time, again, in the midst of a pandemic, including nearly 2 million Texans, 607,000 North Carolinians, 288,000 South Carolinians, 227,000 Iowans and 4.2 million Californians,” Ms Harris said.
GOP Senators John Cornyn of Texas, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and Joni Ernst of Iowa — all of whom sit on the Judiciary panel — are each facing highly contested re-election battles this fall.
The upcoming election, now just three weeks away, has pervaded the Barrett hearings so far this week.