GOP gov. confronts Trump over pandemic response lies

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Republican Governor confronts Trump: You told me to buy my own virus supplies then outbid me on them

The president had his complaints that our governors need to do more themselves thrown back in his face.

Take Action: Be sure you’re doing the five key things to stop the spread of coronavirus.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fox’s Tucker Carlson demands REPUBLICAN Senator resign amid bombshell scandal

You know things are bad for Republicans when even the conservative propaganda artists isn’t with you.

Take Action: Demand Republicans stop risking lives by recklessly contradicting medical professionals!

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Coronavirus: Republican senators sold stocks before markets plunged, even as they downplayed the threat of COVID-19
Richard Burr, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia have denied they kept the public in the dark

Lobbyists make a mad dash to shape coronavirus stimulus package
Even as McConnell shutout Democrats, he welcomed corporations so they could maximize their profits off the latest legislation.

Take Action: Tell Trump & McConnell to bail out working Americans NOT corporations!

California governor issues statewide order to ‘stay at home’ effective Thursday evening
Essential services will stay open, however, such as pharmacies, grocery stores, takeout and delivery restaurants, and banks.

Close up photo of Trump’s handwritten note goes viral after coronavirus presser
The president apparently needed a reminder to push his racist “Chinese virus” rhetoric.

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Trump promotes use of drug to fight coronavirus that FDA says hasn’t been approved
The Food and Drug Administration’s chief was forced to immediately contradict the president’s reckless boasts.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Trump ignored a cascade of warnings
Government officials, health professionals, journalists and historians will spend years looking back on the muddled messages and missed opportunities of the past three months, as President Trump moved from dismissing the coronavirus as a few cases that would soon be “under control” to his revisionist announcement on Monday that he had known all along that a pandemic was on the way.

Pelosi demands Trump authorize production of critical supplies to fight coronavirus
“There is not a day to lose. We must put more testing, more protective equipment and more ventilators into the hands of our front-line workers immediately,” the House speaker said.

Minnesota and Vermont classify grocery clerks as emergency workers
Workers hurrying to stock shelves and check out customers in those states will receive free child care and other benefits.

Trump blames the media for his negligent, bungled coronavirus response
The president stooped to a new low in his desperate efforts to blame anyone and everyone else for the virus crisis.

Take Action: Tell Trump to stop scapegoating the media and COMBAT THIS PANDEMIC!

See who’d be eligible for coronavirus checks under Senate GOP plan
The direct payments to many Americans would be means-tested based on their income.


Today’s Action: Flip the Senate – Spotlight on Susan Collins

Susan Collins (R-ME) has been posing as a moderate Republican throughout Trump’s presidency. And ultimately, it doesn’t make a difference what she claims to be: she’s still voting with him and the rest of the right wing

On Wednesday, Collins stuck with Republicans to vote down an amendment on the coronavirus relief bill to increase sick and family leave. And this is just one of so many votes in which her “moderate” sensibilities did absolutely nothing for working Americans during economic and moral crisis. Collins has banked her future on Trump’s vision: voting to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, acquitting Trump during impeachment, and siding with the president 94% of the time.

Susan Collins isn’t a moderate – she’s a Trump tool. And she’s just one of several Senators that the good folks of SwingLeft have identified as vulnerable in this November’s election.

Write letters to voters in key purple states to boot out Susan Collins and other vulnerable GOP Senators to fully regain Congress for Democrats this November.

Wednesday’s vote to reject increased sick and family leave isn’t the first time Collins ignored the threat of a global health scare: in 2009, she removed $870 million of pandemic preparation in the stimulus package.

Ultimately, she is one of 53 Republicans in the Senate working aggressively to promote the right wing agenda. In a perfect world, every single one of them would get booted out this November. But the reality (beyond the fact that only a third of them are up for re-election) is that there are a handful of very vulnerable Republicans senators whose elections we can have a major impact on. So our job, no matter where we live, is to help them by reaching out to voters in those states and encouraging them to turn out on November 3rd.

Now that we’re about to be more housebound from coronavirus, writing letters is the perfect at-home activity! Just remember to wash your hands for twenty seconds before you start…

Send letters to voters in Maine and other key purple states to boot out Susan Collins and other Republicans and flip the Senate this November!

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling for anti-science Pence be immediately removed as head of America’s pandemic response, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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