RINGSIDE POLITICS – JUNE 24, 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on June 24, 2021
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Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) Two people were arrested during a fiery public meeting Tuesday night of an embattled Virginia school board, which cut off public comments when a fight erupted during discussions on a proposal on transgender rights, according to reports.
More than 300 people attended the raucous meeting — many voicing opposition to the proposed Policy 8040, which would require teachers to use a child’s preferred gender pronouns, Loudoun Now reported.
Former state Sen. Dick Black also assailed the board for its push to include critical race theory in the curriculum, claiming that it teaches kids to hate others because of their skin color.
2) President Biden on Thursday announced the White House had struck an infrastructure deal with a bipartisan group of senators after weeks of painstaking, back-and-forth negotiations on a plan to improve the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges.
“To answer the direct question, we have a deal,” Biden said from the White House lawn. “We have made serious compromises on both ends.”
His announcement followed an Oval Office meeting with a bipartisan group of senators, who were pitching a breakthrough pared-down agreement worth about $953 billion reached the night before. Their proposed framework includes about $559 billion in new spending that will be invested in roads, broadband internet, electric utilities and other traditional infrastructure projects.
3) First responders are still searching for survivors under the rubble from a condo that partially collapsed in the Miami area early Thursday morning. Police confirmed one person was killed and at least 35 have been rescued so far.
As of 10 a.m. local time, 51 people remained unaccounted for as a thunderstorm rolled into the area. It is estimated that the building fell around 1:20 a.m.
Nicholas Balboa, who witnessed the collapse, recounted what he saw and how he helped save a young boy in an interview on “America’s Newsroom.”
4) The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York ruled Thursday that they are temporarily suspending former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani from the practice of law based on a finding that he gave false statements to courts and others while representing former President Donald Trump.
The disciplinary proceedings were the result of multiple complaints filed against Giuliani, and are based on allegations of false statements made in court, in the media, and elsewhere about the 2020 election.
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