During a Tuesday hearing for the Subcommittee on The Constitution of the Judiciary Committee Chairman Ted Cruz (R-TX) played a video comparing the recent riots that raged across the country to the words and actions of Martin Luther King Jr.
“To understand just what is happening on the ground, what the heroic men and women of law enforcement are facing right now, it’s helpful to see directly what’s occurring,” Cruz said in the Tuesday hearing.
The video shows MLK discussing his desire for a “beautiful symphony of brotherhood” and to “stand up for freedom together.”
It then shows Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) saying “people will do what they do” followed by videos of destruction and rioting.
One woman featured said between tears, “This is ridiculous. These people are tearing up our livelihood.”
Watch the clip here:
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The Health Industry Distributors’ Association (HIDA) released harrowing data stating “Transportation Delays Are A Healthcare Issue.” HIDA’s December release states, “research estimates that approximately 8,000-12,000 containers of critical medical supplies are delayed an average of up to 37 days throughout the transportation system.”
The statement continues, “The West Coast port with the greatest number of delayed medical containers are the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The most congested East Coast port is the Port of Savannah.”
An infographic is accompanied with the statement which breaks down the crisis further. 17 is the average number of days the shipments are delayed at the Port. There’s an 11 day average delay by rail, and a 9 day average delay by truck.
In those shipping containers, the infographic states 187,000 gowns, 360,000 syringes and 3.5 million surgical gloves are held. The ports with the most medical delayed supplies are Los Angeles/Long Beach, Savannah, New York/New Jersey, Charleston, Seattle, Oakland, Boston, Baltimore and Houston.
Axios reports under a “Why it matters” headline, that “Per their projections, medical supplies arriving at a U.S. port on Christmas Day won’t be delivered to hospitals and other care settings until February 2022.”
As a result, “that could delay critical supplies at a time when health care is already expected to most need them due to surges from Delta and Omicron.”
Additionally, “The supply chain problems can compound, starting with medical supplies languishing in U.S. ports for an average of 17 days, officials said.”
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