RINGSIDE POLITICS – FEBRUARY 24, 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on February 24, 2021
Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said at a press conference Tuesday that New Yorkers should wear two masks until at least June as the city works to control the spread of COVID-19.
The mayor said that the city would consider changing mask guidance once it reaches an initial target of vaccinating 5 million residents against the novel coronavirus.
“Through June, keep doing exactly what you are doing,” the mayor said. “Not just wear a mask, wear two.”
2) Officials in charge of security for the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 blamed poor intelligence and a sluggish response from the federal government Tuesday for the deadly riot that threatened the peaceful transfer of power.
Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund testified at a joint Senate committee hearing on security and intelligence failings leading up to the riot that intelligence reports compiled from information from the Capitol Police, the FBI, the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security and Washington Metropolitan Police showed that “the level of probability of acts of civil disobedience/arrests” on Jan. 6 ranged from “remote” to “improbable.”
3) He is chairing a virtual meeting of the 15-member council on climate-related risks to international peace and security.
“Think of a young man forced onto the road when his home becomes a desert… He goes to some camp, he becomes prey for violent extremists, people who radicalize him, and the effects of that radicalization are felt around the world,” Johnson said.
With the world struggling to cut planet-warming emissions fast enough to avoid catastrophic warming, the United Nations will stage a climate summit in November in Glasgow, Scotland.
4) White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday shut down a Fox News radio reporter who asked about trans girls in high school sports – a day after appearing to mock another of the network’s staffers.
Asked by White House correspondent Rachel Sutherland about Joe Biden’s anti-discrimination executive order Psaki replied: ‘I’m not sure what your question is…trans rights are human rights.’
The president signed the order, titled Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation, just hours after assuming office.
1) Issa Musharbash, Author; Go Back To Your Country: Or Stay & Defy All Odds – joins the show to discuss his book and his experience as an immigrant.
2) Mimi Owens, Ringside All-Star – rendezvous with Jeff to opine and take callers.
3) Greg Lirette, Candidate, 2nd Congressional District of LA – calls in discuss his platform and the key points of his campaign.
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