RINGSIDE POLITICS – JUNE 28, 2021
Written by WGSO Producer on June 28, 2021
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Welcome to another edition of Ringside Politics with Jeff Crouere
Today’s Hot Topics:
1) President Biden came under criticism this week for using the woke term “Latinx” in his comments about COVID-19 vaccination “equity.”
The president spoke about “equity” in the coronavirus vaccination efforts and the importance of getting vaccinated in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Thursday. He also touched on the government’s trouble with encouraging “Latinx” people to get vaccinated against COVID-19, claiming their fear of deportation is stopping them from getting shots.
“It’s awful hard as well to get Latinx vaccinated,” Biden said in his speech. “Why? They’re worried they’ll be vaccinated and deported.”
2) Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar said that his calls inviting Vice President Kamala Harris to the southern border went unanswered, and that he learned of her upcoming trip from the news.
Fox News host Bill Hemmer asked the Congressman Thursday morning if he ever heard back from Harris after extending her an invitation to the U.S.-Mexico border “for months.”
“No we didn’t,” Cuellar replied. “We heard about it from the news, like everybody else. In fact, I talked to some other Texas Democrats, they had no idea until they saw it in the news. So again, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Democrat or Republican, you got to pay courtesy to the members of Congress that are down there at the border.”
3) In what is expected to be the first salvo in the federal government’s legal assault on a slew of state efforts that restrict voting access, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a new Georgia law on the grounds it discriminates against Black voters.
The 46-page federal lawsuit targets Georgia’s Election Integrity Act, which was passed by the Republican-controlled state Legislature and signed into law by GOP Gov. Brian Kemp in March, in the wake of former President Trump’s falsehood-filled campaign claiming widespread fraud in an election he lost.
Atty. Gen. Merrick Garland and top Justice Department officials allege the Georgia law harms voters of color by restricting the distribution of absentee ballots, shortening the window to obtain such ballots and limiting the use of ballot drop boxes.
4) New York City police are hunting for the gunman who opened fire in Times Square, resulting in the shooting of an innocent bystander, as officials on Monday announced their plan to “flood” the Crossroads of the World with more officers.
The New York Police Department (NYPD) released new video of the gunman believed suspected of shooting the recent military college graduate and second lieutenant in the back as he was walking through bustling Times Square on Sunday evening. He was the second bystander to be shot in only weeks, according to the NYPD.
NYPD officials have said the gunfire was preceded by a dispute between the shooter and several other people. Authorities believe the man was struck by a ricocheting bullet.
1) Drew Hernandez, Real America’s Voice National Correspondent
2) Dave Wilson, Texas Political Activist
3) Chad Rogers, Publisher of TheDeadPelican.com; Ringside Politics All-Star
4) Amber Northern; Senior Vice president, Research; Thomas B. Fordham Institute
5) Vincent Bruno, Founder of The Christian Party