Your Daily Roundup for August 28th
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Good morning. As the COVID-19 pandemic takes a toll on life in America, our team at Future Majority is tracking the latest updates:
Why are some conservative media pundits embracing a suspected killer?
On Tuesday night, 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse, a vigilante with a penchant for extremism, shot three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two. Kenosha is the site where protesters have taken to the streets to demand justice for Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot seven times in the back by police. Rittenhouse’s violence has been exalted by some in the conservative media, including Tucker Carlson and Ann Coulter, and among right-wing zealots online.
The question is why? Why are the same people who condemn violence and destruction of property praising a person who allegedly escalated the violence to murder? A person who crossed state lines with an AR-15 and a mission.
And why is Blake reportedly handcuffed to his hospital bed, though he is paralyzed from the waist down, and Rittenhouse was not immediately apprehended by police?
We must pass the Justice in Policing Act to reform policing in this country now.
Fact Checking the last night of the Republican National Convention:
In the final night of the Republican National Convention, President Trump and all other government officials who took the stage at the White House for their political event were likely in violation of the Hatch Act, a federal law, according to many legal experts. And in an affront to their own federal guidelines, thousands packed into the South Lawn without masks or social distancing.
In his 70-minute speech, Trump misled and lied on several key positions as well as those of his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden. Again, Trump and other speakers ignored economic damage and job loss that has rocked the country since March. In an interview with the New York Times before the final night, Trump said he has “done a very good job” of handling the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken 180,000 American lives.
Polling shows Americans are not happy with the direction the country is going:
At the RNC, Trump and the Republicans acknowledged the unrest and chaos in the country, and offered their leadership as the solution to fix the damage that has been done under their watch.
Polling confirms Americans are wary of where the country is headed. A Politico/Morning Consult poll finds that 73% of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction -- only 27% think it’s going in the right direction. A Reuters/Ipsos poll from this week shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans do not approve of the direction the country is heading in, while only 26% are satisfied.
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