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GOP Concerned About Virus Spikes In Key States For Trump Reelection

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Members of the GOP are starting to worry about the current resurgence of coronavirus cases in states that have been deemed to be critical to the reelection efforts of President Donald Trump in November.

The reason for the concern stems from the fact that a lot of the success needed for Trump to have a second term will come from whether or not the U.S. is able to continue opening up the economy after the shutdowns earlier this year without making the current COVID-19 pandemic worse than it already is.

Here’s more from The Washington Examiner:

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The recent spike in COVID-19 cases has led to some Republican governors aligned with Trump reinstating some, though not all, of the restrictions that were in place during the lockdowns and federal GOP officials expressing more support for wearing facial coverings in public.

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Vice President Mike Pence has resumed a busier public schedule for the coronavirus task force, which held its first briefing in two months on Friday to help allay growing concerns. “Our focus today is very much on the advent of a rising series of new cases across the American South,” Pence said, addressing must-win states for the ticket this fall. Pence donned a mask in Texas on Sunday.

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, on Tuesday repeated his call for the president to start doing the same. “The president has plenty of admirers,” he said. “They would follow his lead. It would help end this political debate. The stakes are too high for this political debate … to continue.” On Sunday, Alexander told CNN, “I’m just saying, if wearing masks is important, and all the health experts tell us that it is in containing the disease in 2020, it would help if, from time to time, the president would wear one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you’re for Trump, you don’t wear a mask, and if you’re against Trump, you do.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke on Monday endorsing the use of face masks stating that “no stigma” should be attached the idea of wearing them.

“Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves,” McConnell stated. “It’s about protecting everyone we encounter.”

“The president has said he has no problem with masks, that he encourages people to make whatever decision is best for their safety and to follow what their local jurisdictions say,” said Kayleigh McEnany, the White House press secretary, at a briefing held on Tuesday. “CDC guidelines are still recommended, but not required. And the president is the most tested man in America. It’s his decision whether to wear a mask.”

Look, there’s nothing wrong with individuals choosing to wear a mask. None at all. The problem a lot of Americans have is being mandated to wear them by the government, and the shaming that occurs if you choose not to wear them. That’s uncalled for and totally unnecessary.

Trump has staked a lot of his reelection on the ability of the United States to bounce back from the coronavirus mess and reopening the economy without having massive negative health consequences for those who go back to work.

However, new polling from the Pew Research Center has found that a lot of voters have shifted from supporting and approving of the president’s handling of the situation to disapproving of his efforts.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a top Trump ally, has worked especially hard to defend his state’s coronavirus management, in contrast with Democratic governors of hot spots who have nevertheless been praised by the media, such as Andrew Cuomo. Florida’s official coronavirus death toll was 3,419 on Sunday, compared to 24,835 in Cuomo’s New York. The numbers are even lower for Texas and Arizona.

One thing’s for sure. The left will take this resurgence and transform it into yet another anti-Trump narrative that they then infect people with through the use of mass media. It’s another tool in the toolbox, whether any of it actually has anything to do with Trump or not.

They are constantly looking for material like this that they can use to try and hamstring him with. Whether or not this is successful in the long run will have a lot to do with the president’s attitude toward reopening and how bad this resurgence in the virus actually gets.

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College Student Gets Suspended for Saying ‘A Man Is A Man, A Woman Is A Woman’ (Details)

This is the world we now live in.

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Speaking the truth these days means you’re liable to get suspended, fired, “cancelled,” and/or seriously physically injured – depending on the liberal that you have offended. This is what happens when the criminally insane are allowed to run the asylum. From The Daily Wire: A New York university has suspended an education student from mandatory teaching programs for posting Instagram videos expressing conservative ideology. State University of New York (SUNY) Geneseo sent an email to education student Owen Stevens placing him on suspension from his field teaching programs after his peers uncovered videos of him preaching conservative dogma. The school claims that Stevens’ videos “call into question” his ability to “maintain a classroom environment protecting the mental and emotional well-being of all of [his] students.” According to a copy of Steven’s suspension obtained by The Daily Wire, the education student will remain suspended from participating in in-school field experiences and courses that have field experiences until he completes a “remediation plan.” The remediation plan includes taking down his Instagram videos, toning down his social media presence, and attending school-sanctioned training. Stevens said he would not take part in “remediation.” Good. He shouldn’t. How is it acceptable for a person to be punished for talking facts? How are people that flipping offended, nowadays!?

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House Passes Equality Act, Which Will Hurt ‘Religious Freedom, Women’s Sports’ & More

Party of ‘science’…

John Salvatore

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How can Democrats claim to “follow the science” when they believe there are more than two genders? Shouldn’t all their opinions be disregarded automatically based on that alone? These people are out of control. What’s worse is that they believe they are doing the right thing. From Washington Times: House Democrats on Thursday passed the Equality Act, taking their cues from President Biden as he pushes transgender rights to the forefront over warnings of dire repercussions for religious freedom, women’s sports and female privacy. The bill, which would add sex, gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, was approved 224-206, with three Republicans voting in favor of the measure, a drop from the eight who supported the measure in 2019. The previous legislation had little chance with Republicans in charge of the Senate and President Trump in the White House, but Mr. Biden has made transgender rights a priority, starting with a landmark Day One executive order to combat discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation. WATCH: https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1360963559820320773 In other words, let’s all say a prayer that the GOP takes back the House come 2022. Here’s the tweet Kamala Harris sent back in June… https://twitter.com/KamalaHarris/status/1267555018128965643?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1267555018128965643%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fpolitician-raising-bail-rioters-encourage-rioting-gop-senators-question-democrat-impeachment-leader-kamala-harriss-rioters-bail-fund%2F WATCH: https://twitter.com/Forbes/status/1360334734782590981?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1360334734782590981%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2021%2F02%2Fpolitician-raising-bail-rioters-encourage-rioting-gop-senators-question-democrat-impeachment-leader-kamala-harriss-rioters-bail-fund%2F

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