“We are however seeing some states and some communities drag their feet and be slow to open their economy and their state,” said Sen. John Barrasso, a Wyoming Republican, told reporters Wednesday. “And why? Part of it is because Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have promised them big checks if it happens and they take the majority in the Senate and in [take] the White House. As if there is a prize for having a bad economy. And the prize is the election victory for the democrats.”
“That may be who the democrats are, rooting against our economy. Republicans are committed to opening our country, opening our economy and getting Americans back to work,” Sen. Barrasso added.
Sen. John Barrasso: “We are however seeing some states and some communities drag their feet and be slow to open… Part of it is because Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have promised them big checks.” pic.twitter.com/kSGRw8zdXp
— The Hill (@thehill) June 10, 2020
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Just before 12:15 am Wednesday morning, an arsonist set fire to the 50-foot tree in front of Fox News’ Midtown headquarters on 6th avenue. The suspect, a 49-year-old with three prior arrests, was quickly caught and taken into custody.
The man has two previous arrests for drug possession and one for public intoxication. The motive is unclear, and Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said detectives are looking into whether mental illness was a factor.
“The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, who is homeless, with a last known address in Brooklyn” reports ABC 7 New York. Police said the suspect climbed up “the metal superstructure” underneath the artificial tree and lit papers he had brought with him on fire, then shoved the papers into the tree structure.
He then climbed down and watched from the street level as it burned, and he was spotted by building security who pointed the man out to police officers posted in nearby Rockefeller Center,” reports ABC.
A lighter was found in his possession, and he has been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance, endangering others, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct.
Fox says it will rebuild the tree, which took more than 21 hours to assemble and consisted of 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 lights.
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