As President Donald Trump prepares for his first major presidential election rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Vice President Mike Pence listed the safety precautions that would be taken against the spread of COVID19 on Fox News Tuesday morning.
Pence, who noted the extraordinary response to the rally by the public and the massive sell out of tickets, said that masks and hand sanitizer will be made available to those attending the rally. He also said that people will receive temperature checks prior to entering the facility.
“We chose the state of Oklahoma for really two reasons, number one because it really is time Ainsely for us to begin this campaign,” said Pence, who was speaking to Fox & Friends’ cohost, Ainsley Earhardt.
“The president wants to be out, he wants to begin this campaign, he wants to be connecting to our supporters and he just indicated that literally over a million people signed up to try and obtain an opportunity to try and attend the rally,” he added.
Pence noted that he has been working with Gov. Kevin Stitt closely on security procedures.
According to the Associated Press, Stitt has asked the campaign to consider a larger, outdoor venue to accommodate the more than 1 million requests for tickets for the event.
In fact, some Trump supporters have already started waiting in line outside the 19,000-seat BOK Center in downtown Tulsa and Stitt told reporters Monday that “we’re excited we’re being recognized as one of the first states to safely and measurably reopen. I’m looking for a potential other venue that maybe we could move it outside. It’s still kind of in the works.”
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Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar kicked off House Foreign Affairs Committee
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar was voted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee Thursday. The action was expected, as Republican members of Congress had criticized Omar’s antisemetic and anti-American rhetoric.
After intense debating on the House floor, the resolution passed with a 218-211 vote. Democrats attempted to pull the race card, accusing Republican House members of racism for removing Omar from the committee.
Omar also accused House Republicans of racism, saying, “I am Muslim, I am an immigrant, and interestingly, from Africa…Is anyone surprised that I am being targeted? Is anyone surprised that I am somehow deemed unworthy to speak about American foreign policy, or that they see me as a powerful voice that needs to be silenced?”
“There is this idea that you are a suspect if you are an immigrant or if you are from certain parts of the world or certain skin tone or a muslim.” Omar said during the heated debate. A fiery Alexandria Ocasia Cortez also chimed in shouting, “This is an attack on women of color!”
Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, from New York, said she had personally witnessed Omar spew anti-American rhetoric. Malliotakis said, “I have been in that committee room where, the representative, equates Israel and the United States to Hamas and the Taliban. Absolutely unacceptable for a member of that committee.”
A four-page resolution was written for the justification of removing Omar from the house Foreign Affairs Committee. The resolution states that in 2019, Omar suggested that Jewish people were buying U.S. political support when she posted on Twitter, “it’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”
Omar also commented on the September 11th attacks saying, “some people did something.” This type of comment is unacceptable for any representative who is sitting on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, lawmakers said.
In the resolution it states that members of this committee should all be held to an “equal standard of conduct due to the international sensitivities and national security concerns under the jurisdiction of this committee.”
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