Chair of the New York City Council health committee Mark Levine tweeted Wednesday that ‘racism’ would be to blame for a potential spike in cases of the novel coronavirus in the weeks following massive protests and riots in reaction to the tragic death of George Floyd.
“Let’s be clear about something: if there’s a spike in coronavirus cases in the next two weeks, don’t blame the protestors. Blame racism,” he wrote.
And let's remember that the police are increasing covid risk by:
* using tear gas
* herding demonstrators into tight spaces
* putting people in crowded jails
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) June 3, 2020
Levine continued, “And let’s remember that the police are increasing covid risk by: using tear gas, herding demonstrators into tight spaces, putting people in crowded jails.”
The streets of New York have seen thousands of people in recent days, not keeping distance, and, some, not wearing masks. This comes after months of lockdown as city officials worked to mitigate the spread of the virus in the country’s epicenter. The city estimates that nearly 200,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and that nearly 20,000 have died.
You may like
Florida Congressman Byron Donalds Considers Gubernatorial Run in 2026
Republican Representative Byron Donalds from Florida is contemplating a potential bid for the governorship of the Sunshine State in 2026, according to a source close to him confirmed by Fox News Digital.
Donalds, who has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, revealed to Fox News Digital his current focus on assisting Trump’s bid to return to office, stating, “I’m committed to making Biden a one-term president. We’ll focus on that other stuff after President Trump gets inaugurated.”
This announcement comes as Donalds finds himself at the forefront of the ongoing efforts in the House to pass a continuing resolution aimed at preventing a government shutdown. He has been actively involved in seeking a bipartisan consensus to ensure government funding through the end of October, as the September 30th deadline approaches.
Additionally, Donalds has expressed his willingness to serve as Trump’s running mate if asked by the former president, adding intrigue to his potential gubernatorial ambitions.
Notably, this development emerges amid speculations about a gubernatorial run by another prominent Florida Republican, Representative Matt Gaetz. Gaetz recently dismissed such rumors, affirming his focus on supporting Trump’s prospective 2024 White House run.
The timing of Donalds’ potential candidacy for Florida’s governorship coincides with the state’s constitution barring current Governor Ron DeSantis from seeking re-election in 2026 due to term limits.
While House Republicans have generally reached a consensus on the funding measure, some holdouts, including Gaetz, threaten to disrupt the process. Gaetz has even raised the possibility of a mutiny against House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to challenge his leadership.
However, McCarthy has downplayed these threats, responding to Gaetz’s intentions during a House GOP conference meeting with the directive to “file a f—ing motion” if he intends to remove him from his position as House Speaker.
The outcome of the continuing resolution and the dynamics within the House Republican caucus will undoubtedly influence the political landscape in Florida and the aspirations of figures like Byron Donalds in the years to come.
You may like
Immigration7 days ago
Report: Department of Homeland Security can’t validate addresses, loses track of migrants
China2 days ago
Electric Vehicle company with Chinese ties awarded $500 million of taxpayer money for 2nd U.S. plant
Featured6 days ago
Hunter Biden Indicted on Federal Gun Charges Amidst Special Counsel Investigation
Immigration7 days ago
Same problems, new border: U.S. Northern border reaches record highs of terror watchlist encounters