Sep 19: Trump says he will nominate a woman for the Supreme Court. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, (R-KY) says they will fast track a nomination. Four years earlier, when Justice Scalia died under the Obama presidency, McConnell claimed that it was inappropriate to fast track a SCOTUS candidate during an election year.
Sep 20: Senate Republican leaders rush to prepare for confirmation hearings as quickly as possible after President Trump announces who he is nominating. In the wake of RBG’s death, Biden’s fundraising exceeds Trump’s by $141 million.
Sep 21: The CDC removes guidance from its website that had been posted 3 days earlier saying that the transmission of COVID-19 is airborne. Johnson & Johnson announces that it began a large phase 3 clinical trial of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. The Justice Department labels the cities of Portland, Oregon, New York, and Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions” that could lose federal funding for failing to protect the public from “violence and destruction of property.” The United States logs about 52,000 new coronavirus cases, the most since August 14.
Weill, Kelly. “The Far Right Gives Jake Gardner the Kyle Rittenhouse Hero Treatment.” The Daily Beast, September 21, 2020, https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-far-right-gives-jake-gardner-the-kyle-rittenhouse-hero-treatment.
the distinction between air transmission and droplet has massive public health and health policy and OSHA implications- not only, trump revealed he knew this was air transmitted in this woodward conversations. CDC has meandered from incompetence to malfeasance and maliciousness.— Paul A Sobotka, MD, FACC, FAHA (@sobotka_paul) September 21, 2020
Hey you’re the #MaskNAZI don’t ever forget that! #Streiff #WilliamBCrews #WilliamCrews #BillCrews working for #DrFauci then Tweeting on the job at under fake name working for #RedState what a POS! 💩🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/8Om0mBUmPB— Kathy Brown 🇺🇸 #BoycottNRA🚫 (@KathyBrownKathy) September 21, 2020
TROPICAL STORM BETA: Take a look at Surfside Beach as Tropical Storm Beta churns in the gulf. The storm surge wiped away sand dunes here overnight. Neighbors here are worried what the next 48 hours will look like here. https://t.co/wJ3vNXIjvs pic.twitter.com/aj6iuhnDyT— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) September 21, 2020