Weekend Wrap-Up — October 5, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up — October 5, 2020

(TargetLiberty.org) – The first weekend of October has gone as well as the rest of 2020. President Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis dominated the news cycle, as you’d expect. The country spent Saturday and Sunday praying for him and the first lady to get better.

Here are some reactions to his diagnosis and other top stories.

McCarthy Responds to Pelosi

On Friday, October 2, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reacted to Trump’s diagnosis during an interview with MSNBC by saying it was “tragic,” but the president’s behavior was a “brazen invitation” for COVID-19. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to the congresswoman’s statement on Sunday morning.

McCarthy told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo he believes Pelosi’s comments were “uncalled for” and “rather disgusting.” He went to say the remarks are “unbecoming” of her position as speaker.

Republicans Approve

After the president’s diagnosis became public knowledge, some people were outraged and accused him of several misdeeds. Most notably, they claimed Trump put others in danger.

SurveyMonkey took a poll for Axios to find out how the public reacted to the way Trump handled the situation. Eighty-eight percent of the Republican voters who responded said they believe the president acted responsibly after discovering he was sick. The majority of Democrats, 73%, say he did not handle it well.

On Friday, the president checked himself into Walter Reed Medical Center to ensure he received adequate care.

New SCOTUS Session

On September 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and left a high court vacancy. Just a few weeks later, on October 6, the remaining justices will begin a new term.

The presidential election is now less than a month away, and many people believe the court will hear cases dealing with the match-up between President Trump and Joe Biden. That’s why Conservatives are moving quickly to confirm Amy Coney Barrett. The 2019 SCOTUS term was one of the most consequential in history, and it looks like 2020 could top that.

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