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    At the time of the press conference, Warren said he had not yet read the official order suspending him, but said he "heard it contains a lot of conjecture and lies." "I woke up to do my job today, and that’s exactly what I did," Warren said. "Just based on the governor’s track record with unconstitutional orders, I have a feeling that this is going to be just as unconstitutional." Warren, however, did not explain what is unconstitutional about DeSantis' order. That did not stop him from accusing DeSantis of engaging in a politically motivated decision meant to boost his presidential aspirations. "I think the governor is trying to make a good impression on the Iowa caucus voters," Warren accused. And although he has vowed not to follow state laws, Warren defended himself from charges levied by DeSantis. According to Warren, he has not yet had a case involving abortion or child sex-change operations come to his office. "We’ve had none. None of those cases have been brought to us. We’re not anticipating those cases being brought to us," Warren...
    Turning Point USA (TPUSA) has announced a partnership with Stephen Miller, who served as a top aide to President Donald Trump, and America First Legal (AFL) to fight back against “unconstitutional and discriminatory ‘equity’ policies on college campuses,” the organization announced Monday. AFL’s Center for Legal Equality team of pro-bono lawyers will assist TPUSA students in taking legal action against so-called “diversity, equity, and inclusion” hiring and educational practices, which the organization describes as “wildly abusive and plainly unconstitutional discrimination” in both schools and in the workplace. LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 20: Charlie Kirk speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Politicon) “These policies are widespread, as virtually every university and college campus in America today has an office of ‘Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’ [D.E.I.],” Stephen Miller, president of America First Legal, said. “D.E.I. is simply a euphemism for a radically reductive and discriminatory ideology that judges, regards, categorizes, defines, and excludes people based solely on their skin color, sex, or sexual orientation,” Miller added. “We...
    Gov. Ron DeSantis has been using his position of power to make as many “culture wars” headlines as possible over the past couple of years. Besides ripping off Donald Trump’s mannerisms and even trying to figure out ways to boost the Donald’s worst tendencies in himself. Being a cruel narcissist in search of power while also hating oneself is probably an exhausting bit of business. It’s also an expensive one. Of course, like Trump, DeSantis doesn’t pay for anything—the taxpayers do that for him. Last year, DeSantis got his minions to write and pass legislation that was tossed out of court because of how blatantly unconstitutional and transparently corrupt it was. The hearings on the unconstitutional law was were farcical, but included DeSantis’ taxpayer-funded lawyers billing a lot of hours spent (further) embarrassing Florida. This one political stunt cost Florida taxpayers approximately $700,000. But isn’t almost a million dollars of taxpayer money worth trying to destroy the First Amendment? If you say Floridians got off cheap considering what a corrupt individual Ron DeSantis is, you would be wrong. DeSantis continues to drain Florida’s coffers to pay for his...
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) Of all the corporations, or dare I say, cultural institutions to go after, the Republicans’ attack on Disney is one of the most surreal I’ve encountered. I mean, to be honest, Disney characters aren’t exactly the model for progressive ideology, and the man himself, Walt Disney—I mean think of those crows in Dumbo for God’s sake. But Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley doesn’t care about Disney’s racist past. He cares about furthering the agenda of keeping people from saying the word “gay.” Gay. Gay. Gay. Gay.  Tuesday, Hawley introduced the Copyright Clause Restoration Act, a bill that will “strip woke corporations like Disney of special copyright protections,” a statement from the senator reads.  In other words, it’s payback time for Disney’s defiant response to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Parental Rights in Education bill, more commonly (and appropriately) known as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill—which goes into effect on July 1, 2022. RELATED STORY: DeSantis signs voter bill officially authorizing Gestapo-like election police force Hawley’s bill attempts to limit Disney’s copyright protections to 56 years. The company currently has 95-year...
    Affirming the state legislature's right to draw the map, the court thus ordered lawmakers to redraw the map by April 30 or a court-appointed neutral expert will redraw it. However, the court did not say whether primaries scheduled for June will be postponed due to the illegality of the current map. Top Democratic leaders, including Gov. Kathy Hochul, are expected to appeal the ruling to the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest court.Why is this important?Congressional maps are especially important this year because control of Congress hangs in the balance. Although Democrats are expected to face a "shellacking" in the 2022 midterm elections, they can mitigate losses if they enact heavily gerrymandered district maps. But even gerrymandering may not save them, because an increasing number of Democrats are vulnerable to losing election.
    An NYPD sergeant known as 'Bullethead' has cost the city more than $1 million after being sued 46 times, with 24 lawsuits settled thus far for illegal arrests, raids without warrants and unconstitutional street stops.  Sgt. David Grieco, who is believed to be a contender for most-sued cop in New York, has forced the city to pay out $1,066,750 in settlements from 24 lawsuits, with 22 still pending, The New York Daily News reported.  The largest settlement was reportedly for $103,000, but most of the recorded lawsuits have settled for tens of thousands of dollars, according to data gathered by The Legal Aid Society's Cop Accountability Project.  The suits against Grieco, a 16-year veteran of the force, go as far back as 2011 when he was an anti-crime cop in Brooklyn and continue to his current assignment as a field intelligence officer in Flatbush.  New York City has reportedly paid more than $1 million in settlements for 24 lawsuits against NYPD Sgt. David Grieco, who has 22 other suits pending Molly Griffard, a Legal Aid lawyer, told NY Daily News...
    Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are seeking to jail election officials while a GOP gubernatorial candidate is calling to throw out the 2020 election results in the state more than a year later. Michael Gableman, who is leading a review of the 2020 election ordered by state Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, on Friday filed a petition asking a court to jail the head of the state's Elections Commission, several election officials, and the mayors of Green Bay, Madison, and Racine, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Gableman asked a judge to jail Ann Jacobs, the Democratic chairwoman of the bipartisan Elections Commission, Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway, Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich, Racine Mayor Cory Mason, the city clerks of Madison and Green Bay, and others targeted in his probe unless they agree to closed-door depositions. The officials have said that the facts should not be hidden behind closed doors and that they would be willing to speak with Gableman publicly before a legislative committee. Gableman has sought to interview the officials for months about grants cities received from the Center for Tech and...
    DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — Gun owners have paid $11.1 million in taxes collectively all the times they have bought guns or ammunition in Cook County since 2013. The Illinois Supreme Court has now struck down the tax as unconstitutional. READ MORE: 2 Teens Wounded In Shooting Near Chicago Vocational High SchoolAs CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported, a Des Plaines gun shop called Maxon’s Shooter’s Supplies & Indoor Range was part of the challenge that went to the high court. It is not located too far from the Cook County line, but it is within Cook County – and thus, shoppers have had to pay an extra 5 cents on every round, or a $25 tax on every gun. But that is changing now. “We made the decision that we were going to stand and fight,” said Maxon Shooter’s Supplies owner Dan Eldridge, owner, “We were part of the community in Des Plaines. We didn’t want to abandon it when we thought we had a very good case.” In 2013, Cook County leaders said they were combating gun violence...
                        Live from Music Row Monday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. – host Leahy welcomed Tennessee State Representative (R-Jackson), Chris Todd, to the newsmaker line to explain what was passed last weeks special session legislation. Henry: We are joined on the line right now by Representative Chris Todd of the 73rd District. Thank you so much for joining us this morning Representative. Todd: Good morning. Glad to be with you. Henry: Now, let me just ask here on the off chance that some people listening to this program this morning or maybe listening back later on the iHeart App, if they’ve never heard of what’s happening if they don’t know what happened last week if they don’t realize that there was a special session called specifically to deal with these COVID mandates. If someone were just to walk up to your representative and say, hey, what did you guys...
    "Allowing anti-immigrant hate groups that overtly promote xenophobic, nationalist, racist ideologies to be intimately involved in a bill's legislative process is a significant departure from procedural norms," Bloom wrote in the September 21 ruling. "This involvement strongly suggests that the Legislature enacted SB 168 to promote and ratify the racist views of these advocacy groups." Thus, you can now have a judge say that any law supported by yours truly is facially unconstitutional by virtue of a "racist" supporting it! Bloom also contended that as long as the result of the law will affect more Hispanics, it automatically makes it unconstitutional. "These discriminatory motives are made evident from the historical and ongoing pattern of racial discrimination by law enforcement and the growing reliance on an immigrant threat narrative to justify the enactment of anti-immigrant legislation across the nation," the judge wrote. What this means is that if you happen to receive the majority of illegal immigration from a particular group of people, you can no longer have immigration laws because they will "disproportionately" affect a particular group, which is not...
    Republicans nationwide are tearing into President Joe Biden on Thursday after he announced he'd use an emergency order to force businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly COVID testing. 'Forcing this and coercing people, I don't think is the right decision. I'd imagine that you're gonna see a lot of activity in the courts if they try to do that through an executive action,' Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said during a press conference Thursday. Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs revealed he would try to block the measure in Congress. 'I will be introducing legislation to block this egregious assault on Americans' freedom and liberty,' he wrote on Twitter. 'We must fight against these attempts to force vaccine mandates on the American people.'  Biden on Thursday announced an aggressive new plan to get 100 million employees across the federal government and private sector vaccinated against COVID as the case rate continues to rise due to the Delta variant.  Other Republican governors are also mounting a defense against Biden's aggressive new order.  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appeared to threaten...
    By Larry Keane There they go again. Antigun Democrats introduced legislation to force Americans to lock up their firearms in their homes. It’s another one-size-fits-all mandate from the government. The U.S. Constitution would like a word. U.S. Rep. Donald McEachin (D-Va.) is no stranger to gun control. He’s backed nearly every antigun bill introduced in Congress. He believes in gun control so much, he suggested in 2019 that Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam call out the Virginia National Guard to enforce strict gun control measures in the Old Dominion. His comments drew a rare public rebuke from the Virginia National Guard, which brushed back the congressman. “We understand and respect the passion people feel for the U.S. Constitution and 2nd Amendment rights.,” tweeted Virginia’s National Guard on their official account. “We will not speculate about the possible use of the Virginia National Guard.” Even his hometown paper The Roanoke Times editorialized he “overreached.” Fast forward and Rep. McEachin introduced H.R. 4836, the Firearm Owners Responsibility and Safety Act. The fact that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller in 2008 that Washington, D.C.’s, mandatory storage requirement for firearms while in the...
    Pennsylvania’s House Judiciary Committee approved a measure Tuesday that would reinstate mandatory minimums and revoke bail for repeat offenders found in proximity to a gun. And even though House Bill 1587’s prime sponsor is a Democrat from West Philadelphia, it’s unlikely the rest of Rep. Amen Brown’s party – including Gov. Tom Wolf – will support his proposal. “I clearly understand what I’m proposing is not typical for an African American Democrat, but what I am proposing is that we can longer allow for repeat violent offenders to dictate and control our lives,” he said. “We do not have to live like this.” Brown said firearm-related homicides increased 40% in Philadelphia this year, so far. He believes bringing back mandatory minimums for those with prior felony convictions and eliminating bail will erase the impression that punishment for illegally possessing a gun is “minimal.” “In my community, we are bleeding,” he said. “We are afraid [and] we are prisoners in our own homes. We are tired of living in fear.” He’s also certain of the “blowback” he will get for the...
    The House Ethics Committee upheld two fines Monday against Republican Georgia Rep. Andrew Clyde, worth a total of up to $15,000, for bypassing metal detectors before walking on the floor. The House installed magnetometers in early January and requires all members of Congress to walk through them before entering the House of Representatives chamber after rioters supporting Trump stormed the U.S. capitol, committing acts of vandalism and violence. Clyde did not deny breaking the rules in a Monday statement, but criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi for implementing the rule, saying it is unconstitutional and that he will be challenging the resolution. “I recently learned that the formal appeal of my fines incurred as a result of refusing to comply with Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unconstitutional placement of metal detectors at the entrance to the floor of the House of Representatives was rejected. This now provides the legal standing which I needed to challenge this unconstitutional resolution,” Clyde said in a statement. Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga., a Navy veteran, laces up combat boots after a group photo with freshmen members...
    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its challenge to a court decision that said the federal government could not force two Rhode Island cities to turn local police into federal immigration agents. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Central Falls Mayor Maria Rivera said in a news release that the Justice Department dropped the appeal from the Republican administration of former President Donald Trump, The Providence Journal reported Friday. The department is now led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, an appointee of Democratic President Joe Biden The two cities sued in August 2018 after the federal government required recipients of the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to cooperate with authorities in the enforcement of federal immigration law. Both cities are self-described “sanctuary cities” and do not direct their police forces to carry out federal immigration policy. A U.S. District Court and the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals both sided with the cities. “I am thrilled that the federal courts served as a critical firewall against these unconstitutional directives,” Elorza said in a statement. “We...
    Former Alabama high school teacher and cheerleading coach Carrie Witt, 47, has pleaded guilty to one count of school employee engaging in a sex act with a student A former Alabama teacher and cheerleading coach who previously argued that a state law barring school staff from having sex with students younger than 19 was unconstitutional has now admitted her guilt. Carrie Witt, 47, on Monday entered a plea of guilty to one count of school employee engaging in a sex act with a student.  In exchange for her plea, Morgan County prosecutors agreed to drop a second charge against Witt, who was initially accused of having sex with two boys, ages 17 and 18.    'We're glad that it's resolved, that it's done,' Morgan County Assistant District Attorney Courtney Schellack told Decatur Daily. 'It's been a long process and we're just glad it's done for the community and the victims in the case.'  Witt was scheduled to go on trial on Monday, but instead entered a 'blind plea' with prosecutors without reaching a sentencing agreement with them, which will allow...
    Ohio Judge J. Philip Calabrese ruled Thursday that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstepped by imposing a nationwide moratorium on evictions of certain tenants. Calabrese, who was nominated by former President Donald Trump, sided with a group of landlords who had filed a complaint against the CDC, CNBC reported. (RELATED: Landlords, Housing Industry File Lawsuit Challenging CDC’s Eviction Ban) The CDC and other pro-ban entities had previously argued that the moratorium was necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19. The Order, which was expected to expire Jan. 31, was extended by CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky until Mar. 31, according to a statement. Cabalrese’s ruling determined that the agency did in fact exceed its authority, but he did not issue an injunction that would prevent the CDC from further enforcing the moratorium, according to Fox News. Texas Judge J. Campbell Barker ruled Feb. 25 that the CDC’s Order was unconstitutional, according to a report by ABC News. “This order could immediately result in a flood of evictions of struggling renters resulting in increased spread of, and potentially...
    Republicans in Louisiana are riled up after one of their own, Sen. Bill Cassidy, voted in favor of proceeding with former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Cassidy, who represents the Bayou State alongside GOP Sen. John Kennedy, joined with five other Republicans on Tuesday in voting that Trump’s trial is constitutional. The other 44 Republicans in the minority voted against it, taking the side of the Trump legal defense team, which argues that the trial is unconstitutional since Trump is no longer in office. The Republican Party of Louisiana “is profoundly disappointed” with Cassidy's vote, the group said in a news release that also criticizes the trial in which senators are considering a House-passed article of impeachment for incitement of insurrection in connection to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot. “We feel that an impeachment trial of a private citizen is not only an unconstitutional act, but also an attack on the very foundation of American democracy, which will have far reaching and unforeseen consequences for our republic,” the state party said. “We also remind all Americans...
    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former President Donald Trump faces a deadline on Tuesday to respond to the U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment charging him with inciting insurrection in a fiery speech to supporters before last month's deadly assault on the Capitol. The deadline comes just days after Trump parted ways with his initial legal team amid a reported dispute over how to respond to the charge. Trump is still contending, contrary to evidence, that his election loss to Democratic President Joe Biden was the result of widespread fraud. The rampage by Trump followers was intended to stop the Senate from certifying Biden's Nov. 3 election win. Republican Senator John Cornyn - one of the 100 members of the Senate who will serve as jurors in Trump's second impeachment trial - said that argument would be "really not material" to the charge that Trump's remarks urging supporters to "fight" on Jan. 6 led to the attack on the Capitol that left five dead. "I think it would be a disservice to the president’s own defense to get bogged down in...
    Democrats used "non-legislature officers" in states with GOP legislatures to improperly change election laws and procedures, Mark Levin alleged on "Hannity" Tuesday night.  "In ... Pennsylvania, which has [a] Democrat governor, Democrat secretaries of state, Democrat majorities of justices on the state Supreme Court," explained the "Life, Liberty & Levin" host, "they used all of these non-legislature officers to change the laws in Pennsylvania to befit the Democrats. So the legislature was cut out." In Georgia, Levin continued, Democrats "went after the signature requirement. They watered it down to the point where it really doesn't work anymore." Levin blasted Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as "weak" and claimed they "capitulated" by entering a consent decree with former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams that "violated the Constitution." Video"The Michigan secretary of state issued seven million ballots," Levin continued. "The problem is, under Michigan law, you have to request a ballot. You need some identity requirements." The syndicated radio host also alleged that similar events took place in Milwaukee, Madison, and other heavilyy Democratic parts of Wisconsin. Levin said that the Founding Fathers specifically rejected the direct election of the president as well as the idea that governors...
              The United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request made by nine Ohio parochial schools to stop a resolution issued by the Toledo-Lucas County Department of Health that shut down in-person learning in the plaintiff schools. The court issued a temporary order halting the health department from enforcing the resolution in the schools based on the likelihood the order violates the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause. Three schools, Monclova Christian Academy, Emmanuel Christian, St John’s Jesuit, were joined by six more schools (as part of a coalition) and Citizens for Community Values (doing business as Ohio Christian Education Network), to appeal to the federal court after a district court denied a temporary restraining order, then denied plaintiffs’ request for a preliminary injunction in mid-December. The Ohio Star reported that Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed a brief earlier this week supporting the effort by the Ohio private schools. In the brief, the AG’s office wrote: “The order, which is designed to combat the spread of COVID19, requires all schools, including religious...
    For the third time since its inception a decade ago, the Affordable Care Act is headed to the Supreme Court, facing the most conservative panel of justices who have sat on the bench in years.  The highest court in the nation will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a White House-backed legal challenge to the landmark health care law, often referred to as ObamaCare.  Democrats made the ACA, and the lawsuit seeking to rule it unconstitutional, the centerpiece of their effort to block the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett last month. During the confirmation hearings, Democrats warned that Barett, whom President Trump nominated to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, would vote to strike down the legislation. OBAMACARE STILL WORKING DESPITE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE'S REPEAL Her eventual confirmation to the court tilted its ideological balance 6-3 in favor of conservatives. The latest case — California v. Texas, which is based on an earlier lawsuit brought by 21 Republican state attorneys general and endorsed by the Trump administration — argues the ACA was invalidated when Republicans in 2017 eliminated the financial penalty for Americans who don’t buy health...
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s top court rules that law allowing abortion of fetuses with congenital defects is unconstitutional. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she was “really impressed” with Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s definition of “severability” during a discussion about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings. Feinstein asked Barrett to explain her views as compared to that of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who in dissent argued that the entire ACA should be unconstitutional. WATCH: Barrett likened the concept to a Jenga game where the question becomes, “if you pull one out, can you pull it out while it all stands?” She went on to explain that, while Scalia believed pulling both the Medicaid provision and the individual mandate out would make the law fall, the upcoming case only deals with the individual mandate. Asked by Feinstein what she thought of severability in general, Barrett said it “serves a valuable function of trying not to undo your work when you wouldn’t want a court to undo your work.” “Severability strives to look at a statute as a whole and say, ‘would Congress have considered this provision so vital that, kind of...
    A federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of several Pennsylvania counties that filed a lawsuit against Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine over coronavirus restrictions and a state order to close all "non-life-sustaining businesses." U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV wrote in his 66-page opinion, filed Monday, that Wolf's restrictions violated the First Amendment right to freedom of assembly and the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the 14th Amendment, Paula Reed Ward reports for Trib Live. The attorney for the plaintiffs, Thomas W. King III, called the decision a "complete and total victory for the counties, businesses and the representatives." "You can't order the entire population of Pennsylvania to stay at home," he said. The lawsuit was filed by Butler, Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties, along with several business owners and state legislators, on May 7 after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take the case. They argued that restrictions ordering some businesses to close while other essential businesses were permitted to remain open violated the...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBEA Leon County court has sided with Florida’s teachers union over the state’s order for schools to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing a temporary hold on that order. Leon County Circuit Judge Charles Dodson found that Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran‘s order requires schools to reopen to receive funding. That “essentially ignored the requirement of school safety.” Earlier this month, the Florida Education Association requested a temporary injunction “to stop the reopening of schools until it is safe to do so.” The union, NAACP and others filed the lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis, Corcoran and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez. The order would deny funding to districts that remain closed over concerns for public health, which is constitutionally protected, Dodson said. “There is not room in many classrooms for social distancing,” the Judge wrote. “There is not room to put desks 4 feet apart, much less 6 feet apart as is recommended. Students entering and leaving classrooms are inherently close together.” Additionally, not all students might wear masks, teachers don’t have adequate personal protective equipment and teachers are asked to sanitize their own classrooms between classes....
    PORTLAND Mayor Ted Wheeler was tear gassed by federal agents sent in by the Trump administration as he stood outside a federal courthouse with protesters Wednesday night. It's unclear if the agents knew that Wheeler, who has heavily opposed their presence in the city, was in the crowd when they administered the tear gas. 6Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was reportedly tear gassed by federal troops Wednesday (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) 6The mayor said he saw nothing to provoke the officers using tear gas on protestersCredit: Twitter "It strings. It's hard to breathe," Wheeler told The New York Times after being gassed. "I can tell you with 100% honesty I saw nothing that provoked this response." "I'm not afraid but I am pissed off," he added. Black Lives Matter protests in the city have been ongoing for more than 50 straight days. President Trump said he sent the troops in to protect federal property from being vandalized - including the courthouse Wheeler was gassed in front of. 6Protests in Portland have been ongoing for more than 50 straight days (Photo...
    An Arizona sheriff who in May said he was refusing to enforce the state’s ‘unconstitutional’ coronavirus lockdown orders has now tested positive for COVID-19 moments prior to a meeting with President Trump. Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb revealed that learned of his diagnosis following a mandatory screening during his visit to the White House on Tuesday.  Lamb was one of several officials invited to Pennsylvania Avenue to attend a meeting on law enforcement and the signing of Trump's executive action on policing. In a statement posted to Facebook, Lamb said ‘while still asymptomatic, I tested positive for the COVID-19.’ The sheriff, who will now self-quarantine for 14 days, said he likely became infected after attending a campaign event on Saturday. ‘Unfortunately, as a law enforcement official and elected leader, we do not have the luxury of staying home. This line of work is inherently dangerous, and that is a risk we take when we sign up for the job,’ Lamb said. ‘Today, that risk is the COVID-19 virus.’ Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb revealed that learned of his diagnosis...
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