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Texas Dems Who Fled for DC Test Positive for COVID

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Three Texas Democrat House members who fled Austin last week in order to vote against a bill for elections were found to be positive for COVID-19. Conservatives were critical of the news, pointing out that some lawmakers were seen traveling to Washington, D.C. without face masks.

One legislator learned of the positive test late Friday night, while the two other lawmakers received their results Saturday morning, according to The Austin-American Statesman. This report is based on leaders from the Texas House Democratic Caucus.

Saturday’s statement by the White House stated that Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff are not at risk of infection because they were “not in close contact with” those who have tested positive.

They also claimed vaccination made them invincible to contracting the virus, White House senior adviser and chief spokesperson Symone Sanders’ statement read:

“On Tuesday, July 13th, Vice President Harris met with members of the Texas state legislature who are temporarily in Washington, D.C. Earlier today, it was brought to our attention that two of the members at that meeting tested positive for COVID-19. Based on the timeline of these positive tests, it was determined the vice president and her staff present at the meeting were not at risk of exposure because they were not in close contact with those who tested positive and therefore do not need to be tested or quarantined. The vice president and her staff are fully vaccinated.”

According to the caucus, the first person to test positive does not show symptoms. However, one of the two people who received the diagnosis on Saturday was mildly ill. The three positives will be required to isolate themselves for a period of 10 days.

The lawmakers who were positive for the virus were not identified by party officials. According to a memo obtained by the newspaper, they had all been tested positive using rapid tests. They will each be given a PCR coronavirus test and then tested after the isolation period. According to reports, all three lawmakers have received their coronavirus vaccinations.

During meetings in D.C and visits with key Democrat national leaders, members arrived Monday without masks.

“The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols,” Rep. Chris Turner, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said in a statement. “This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions. We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work.”

Former critical care nurse, Rep. Donna Howard of Austin said that the lawmakers had been following the CDC guidelines for masking. She said that people who are fully vaccinated don’t need masks and they will continue to follow the public health guidelines.

Some critics pointed out that the lawmakers were not wearing masks. Eddie Scarry, a comment writer for The Federalist tweeted that the image of them on a plane with their masks removed “had me concerned about how many people they might have infected.” They were careless.

Fox News noted, however, that some of those who left Austin had also spoken out strongly when Texas’ mask mandate was lifted.

“No more masks or restrictions, but Texas has the worst uninsured rate in the country, a growing physician shortage, and leads the nation in rural hospital closures,” Texas State Rep. John Bucy III tweeted earlier this year. Further, last August, state Rep. Chris Turner, a Democrat who is in Washington, slammed then-president Donald Trump and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick for their stances on COVID.

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Hunter Biden Seen Partying On Tropical Beaches After Art Sale Payday

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Selling elementary school-level paintings for six figures certainly does afford Hunter Biden the opportunity to live like a movie star. The 51-year-old son of the President was spotted last week surfing in Malibu with former professional surfer Strider Wasilewski.

The UK Daily Mail published the exclusive video footage of Hunter surfing. Watch it HERE.

Hunter is living in Malibu now. He’s renting a $20,000 a month oceanfront home where he lives with his South African wife Melissa Cohen and their son, one-year-old Beau.

Several months ago, Hunter dumped the $5.4 million Venice Beach mansion he had been renting in favor of the elite beaches of Malibu in order to give his family more privacy.

It’s good to be a Biden.

Last month, the White House attempted to downplay the ethics concerns over the President’s troubled son’s art “profession,” claiming that all buyers of his so-called “art” would remain anonymous to both Hunter and the White House.

But in reality, there is no way for the White House to enforce such a claim.

Reporters repeatedly pressed White House press secretary Jen Psaki about the feasibility of guaranteeing that Hunter would not know who was buying his paintings. And rather than address their concerns directly, Psaki simply repeated that the buyers would remain anonymous.

When asked about Hunter’s meeting with people at the gallery showing and what would prevent a potential buyer from telling Hunter that he was a buyer, Psaki deflected.

To believe that Hunter will follow these guidelines is deeply naïve. Hunter Biden isn’t exactly a trustworthy person. He has a history of drug abuse, and he has a long history of exploiting his father’s position for personal financial gain by selling access to his father.

The fact is, not one thing in the White House’s plan would stop a potential buyer from contacting Surf City Biden and telling him “Hey, I was the one who bought that piece of garbage for half a million dollars. Any chance I can get you to set up a meeting with your father?”

Last week during a podcast interview, Hunter was asked to respond to critics who say his art sales present a potential ethics problem.

His response? “F*ck them.”

What a prince.

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More NY Prosecutors Seek Evidence Against Cuomo

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Prosecutors from at least five New York counties are now seeking evidence from the report accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment.

District attorneys from Manhattan, Westchester, Nassau and Albany counties want to see the evidence collected in the investigation for the report, according to CNBC. In addition, the Oswego County District Attorney also wants documents and information relating to one of the alleged incidents, WSYR-TV said.

The investigation into Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James had announced Tuesday.

The investigation was conducted by two outside lawyers. The Associated Press said the probe also found that the Cuomo administration was a “hostile work environment” and that it was “rife with fear and intimidation.”

CNBC reported that a spokesperson for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said: “When our office learned that the Attorney General’s investigation of the governor’s conduct was complete, our office contacted the Attorney General’s Office to begin requesting investigative materials in their possession pertaining to incidents that occurred in Manhattan.”

And Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said she intends to launch an inquiry into whether the alleged sexual misconduct by Cuomo that occurred in her jurisdiction was “criminal in nature.”

Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said in a statement: “We are reviewing the deeply disturbing findings of the Attorney General’s report regarding the Governor’s alleged conduct. We have requested the Attorney General’s records related to any incidents that occurred in Nassau County and will thoroughly and expeditiously investigate any potential crimes.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares has already announced he is launching a criminal probe of Cuomo in light of the findings.

Oswego District Attorney Greg Oakes told WSYR he wants to review all pertinent materials relating to Virginia Limmiatis, who is listed as one of the 11 women with a complaint against Cuomo in the investigation by James’ office.

“I will be requesting all documents and information relating to the alleged incident from the NYS Attorney General’s Office to determine what, if any, action can be taken,” Oakes said. “I want to make sure that I have all relevant information prior to making any decision, which includes speaking with Ms. Limmiatis, if she is willing.”

Cuomo has denied the results of the investigation. He claimed the “facts in the cases are “much different than what has been portrayed.”

“I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” he said. “I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been.”

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Rnc Spokesperson Paris Dennard Talks About Gop Diversity And Support For The Black Community

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Recently, former Toledo mayor Donna M. Owens got the chance to speak to Paris Dennard, a fellow GOP and the current Republican National Committee (RNC) National Spokesperson and Director of Black Media Affairs. 

In an exclusive interview on Essence, a black women’s lifestyle website, Dennard talked about the changing landscape within the Grand Old Party. The popular belief that cultural and racial diversity is only a priority of the Democratic Party isn’t true at all. In fact, the Republicans have made strides in promoting inclusiveness to achieve ultimate balance and harmony in American politics.

“The Republican Party is even more diverse in 2021 thanks to the intentional efforts to expand the reach of our party in diverse communities. In the last election, Republicans flipped 15 Congressional seats from Democrat to Republican. In each of those seats that flipped to the GOP, the elected winner was either a woman or minority,”  Dennard stated.

“We added two Black Republicans to Congress, Representatives Byron Donalds (R-FL) and Burgess Owens (R-UT). And we continue to have Black women vie for the GOP nomination for a host of races ahead of the 2022 midterm election. This year, Winsome Sears made history by becoming the first Black Republican woman nominee for Lt. Governor in Virginia. In 2019, Roxy Ndebumadu was elected to the City Council in Bowie, Maryland,” Dennard added.

Dennard, a proud black man himself, has served as the chairman of the Arizona Teenage Republicans during his highschool days. Since his youth, GOP blood has been running deeply into his veins. Regardless of his color and cultural identity, he feels at home with an organization that he shares his beliefs and ideologies with.

“Members of the Republican Party come from all walks of life. We are a pro-life party. The GOP supports issues that Black Americans care about like school choice in education, investing in HBCUs (with former President Donald Trump providing permanent HBCU funding for the first time);” Dennard said.

When asked by Owens about voting rights, which has been one of the pressing issues for Black Americans, Dennard cited the struggles of his predecessors, when they fought hard for the freedom to choose.

“My family comes from Cordele, Georgia so I understand the sacrifices made by my ancestors to help secure Black Americans and women the right to vote. Too many people that look like me literally fought, bled, sacrificed, and died for my right to vote as a Republican because we are free to have our own opinions, free to have our own thoughts and free to vote for any political party,” Dennard elaborated.

“We know there are millions of Black voters who are willing to give the Republican Party a first or second look and want to vote for us. When they do, it should be safe and secure and their actual vote,” Dennard added.

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