‘I find that deplorable’: Gov. Ron DeSantis rips into reporter for question about kids with COVID

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped into a reporter who asked him a question about his responsibility for children who had contracted the coronavirus in Florida.

DeSantis was speaking to reporters on Tuesday when he got into a heated exchange with one journalist.

“Seven kids are in Joe DiMaggio Hospital, two of them are in ICU. Don’t you think the mask would help those poor children?” the reporter asked.

“Do you have any data to suggest that? Do you know if they were wearing masks?” DeSantis fired back.

“I know they weren’t vaccinated,” she responded.

“Well, right, they’re not eligible for the vaccination,” replied DeSantis.

“So you’re blaming the kids, saying they weren’t wearing masks so they’re in the ICU. With all due respect, I find that deplorable to blame a victim who ends up being hospitalized! You don’t know their story, you don’t know what happened with that!” DeSantis continued.

“This has been a really negative thing throughout this whole thing, with some of these, quote, experts, some of the media. Somebody can contract a highly transmissible airborne virus and they’re viewed as having done something wrong. That’s just not the way you do it. When people come in, you treat them!” DeSantis added.

Prior to that exchange, DeSantis accused the media of fearmongering and causing hysteria with their inaccurate reporting.

Florida is facing a resurgence of the coronavirus with nearly 17,000 new daily cases reported on Tuesday, and 140 additional deaths. Overall, nearly 40,000 people in Florida have died from the coronavirus.

DeSantis also said during the briefing that he was dedicated to keeping Florida open despite the coronavirus resurgence.

“We are not shutting down,” he said declaratively.

“We are going to have schools open,” DeSantis said. “We are protecting every Floridian’s job in this state. We are protecting people’s small businesses. These interventions have failed time and time again throughout this pandemic, not just in the United States but abroad. They have not stopped the spread, particularly with delta.”

Here’s video of the fiery exchange:

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‘I find that deplorable’: Gov. Ron DeSantis rips into reporter for question about kids with COVID

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped into a reporter who asked him a question about his responsibility for children who had contracted the coronavirus in Florida.

DeSantis was speaking to reporters on Tuesday when he got into a heated exchange with one journalist.

“Seven kids are in Joe DiMaggio Hospital, two of them are in ICU. Don’t you think the mask would help those poor children?” the reporter asked.

“Do you have any data to suggest that? Do you know if they were wearing masks?” DeSantis fired back.

“I know they weren’t vaccinated,” she responded.

“Well, right, they’re not eligible for the vaccination,” replied DeSantis.

“So you’re blaming the kids, saying they weren’t wearing masks so they’re in the ICU. With all due respect, I find that deplorable to blame a victim who ends up being hospitalized! You don’t know their story, you don’t know what happened with that!” DeSantis continued.

“This has been a really negative thing throughout this whole thing, with some of these, quote, experts, some of the media. Somebody can contract a highly transmissible airborne virus and they’re viewed as having done something wrong. That’s just not the way you do it. When people come in, you treat them!” DeSantis added.

Prior to that exchange, DeSantis accused the media of fear mongering and causing hysteria with their inaccurate reporting.

Florida is facing a resurgence of coronavirus with nearly 17,000 new daily cases reported on Tuesday, and 140 additional deaths. Overall, nearly 40,000 people in Florida have died from the coronavirus.

DeSantis also said during the briefing that he was dedicated to keeping Florida open despite the coronavirus resurgence.

“We are not shutting down,” he said declaratively.

“We are going to have schools open,” DeSantis said. “We are protecting every Floridian’s job in this state. We are protecting people’s small businesses. These interventions have failed time and time again throughout this pandemic, not just in the United States but abroad. They have not stopped the spread, particularly with delta.”

Here’s video of the fiery exchange:

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis blames the media for hysteria and fearmongering

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LA City Council members propose requiring at least one vaccine dose in order to enter indoor establishments

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Two members of the Los Angeles City Council are pushing for a requirement that people get at least one vaccine dose in order to enter indoor establishments.

LA City Council President Nury Martinez and Council Member Mitch O’Farrell introduced the motion on Wednesday.

A portion of the motion that Martinez shared on social media declares: “I THEREFORE MOVE, that the City Council instruct the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance that would require eligible individuals to have received at least one dose of vaccination to enter indoor spaces, including but not limited to, restaurants, bars, retail establishments, fitness centers, spas, and entertainment centers such as stadiums, concert venues, and movie theaters.”

Two of the three vaccines currently utilized in the U.S. involve receiving two shots. People who receive those vaccines are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine only requires one shot and people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving it.

“Today I introduced legislation with @MitchOFarrell to require proof of COVID vaccination to enter indoor public spaces throughout the City of LA. So many Angelenos stepped up and did their part. They shouldn’t be penalized with closures by those unwilling to do theirs,” Martinez tweeted.

ABC 7 News reported: “According to O’Farrell’s office, the exact businesses that would fall under the restrictions would be determined during the drafting of the ordinance by city attorneys. No determination has yet been made on whether such retail restrictions would extend to grocery stores.”

New York City will require people to prove that they’ve received at least one vaccine dose in order to patronize or work indoors at restaurants, gyms and entertainment facilities.

Noting the plans for this mandate in New York City, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has called for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to impose this sort of mandate. He wants the officials “to require proof of vaccination for certain indoor activities, including dining in restaurants, exercising in gyms and attending public performances and events.”

“Going to places like a restaurant or a bar – those are not necessities of life. Those are privileges. And those privileges should be afforded to people who’ve taken that public health advice seriously,” Feuer said, according to ABC 7 News.

LA City Council members propose requiring at least one vaccine dose in order to enter indoor establishments

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Two members of the Los Angeles City Council are pushing for a requirement that people get at least one vaccine dose in order to enter indoor establishments.

LA City Council President Nury Martinez and Council Member Mitch O’Farrell introduced the motion on Wednesday.

A portion of the motion that Martinez shared on social media declares: “I THEREFORE MOVE, that the City Council instruct the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance that would require eligible individuals to have received at least one dose of vaccination to enter indoor spaces, including but not limited to, restaurants, bars, retail establishments, fitness centers, spas, and entertainment centers such as stadiums, concert venues, and movie theaters.”

Two of the three vaccines currently utilized in the U.S. involved receiving two shots. People who receive those vaccines are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second shot, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine only requires one shot and people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving it.

“Today I introduced legislation with @MitchOFarrell to require proof of COVID vaccination to enter indoor public spaces throughout the City of LA. So many Angelenos stepped up and did their part. They shouldn’t be penalized with closures by those unwilling to do theirs,” Martinez tweeted.

ABC 7 News reported: “According to O’Farrell’s office, the exact businesses that would fall under the restrictions would be determined during the drafting of the ordinance by city attorneys. No determination has yet been made on whether such retail restrictions would extend to grocery stores.”

New York City will require people to prove that they’ve received at least one vaccine dose in order to patronize or work indoors at restaurants, gyms and entertainment facilities.

Noting the plans for this mandate in New York City, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has called for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to impose this sort of mandate. He wants the officials “to require proof of vaccination for certain indoor activities, including dining in restaurants, exercising in gyms and attending public performances and events.”

“Going to places like a restaurant or a bar – those are not necessities of life. Those are privileges. And those privileges should be afforded to people who’ve taken that public health advice seriously,” Feuer said, according to ABC 7 News.

REPORT: How CNN’s Chris Cuomo HELPED his brother dodge sexual harassment allegations

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) isn’t the only Cuomo mentioned in the New York attorney general’s bombshell report on his alleged sexual harassment spree. According to the investigation, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo actually helped write his brother’s defense.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed some of the report’s key findings, including email communications that show Chris Cuomo wrote several of the lines included in Gov. Cuomo’s response to the sexual harassments allegations released in late February.

“How is he still on the air?” Glenn asked, referring to Chris Cuomo. “He has no credibility … because he was involved in all of the political maneuvering with his brother.”

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REPORT: How CNN’s Chris Cuomo HELPED his brother dodge sexual harassment allegations

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) isn’t the only Cuomo mentioned in the New York attorney general’s bombshell report on his alleged sexual harassment spree. According to the investigation, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo actually helped write his brother’s defense.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed some of the report’s key findings, including email communications that show Chris Cuomo wrote several of the lines included in Gov. Cuomo’s response to the sexual harassments allegations released in late February.

“How is he still on the air?” Glenn asked, referring to Chris Cuomo. “He has no credibility … because he was involved in all of the political maneuvering with his brother.”

Watch the video clip below from “The Glenn Beck Program” to catch more of the conversation:

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California’s electricity crisis is so bad Gov. Newsom is ignoring carbon emissions policies to pay people to use generators instead

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The electricity crisis in California is so bad that the state will pay some power customers to use backup power generators and ignore their carbon emissions targets.

A drought and the less-than-smooth transition from fossil fuels to green energy is putting severe stress on the power grid among record high temperatures. California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is also under pressure from a recall election, signed an emergency declaration Saturday in order to address the power shortages and try to avoid rolling blackouts.

The emergency measures include a provision that will pay some companies to use generators instead of relying on the power grid. From Newsom’s declaration:

The proclamation suspends certain permitting requirements to allow greater energy production and creates incentives so that large energy users can move to back-up power generation, freeing up energy capacity on the grid for everyone else, during critical times when extreme heat events or the interruption of transmission lines from wildfires or other causes threaten energy supply this summer.

According to an analysis by Bloomberg Opinion energy columnist Liam Denning, one kilowatt hour of electricity produced by a backup generator uses about 13,000 BTU while the same measure produced by a modern gas-fired power plant would only use about 7,000 BTU.

The emergency measure will run through October and pay the “large energy users” $2 for each kilowatt they avoid using by running their own backup generators. Denning points out that this is 14 times the average price that industrial customers in California usually pay for each kilowatt, which is about 14.4 cents.

“Bad planning combined with extreme weather has left California in a hole,” Denning concluded. “Set against the disruption caused by blackouts, paying the equivalent of $2,000 per megawatt-hour to avoid them may seem relatively cheap. Still, it is remarkable that Newsom is now offering state money to get businesses off the grid when needed.”

Newsom’s political fate will be decided by the voters of California in the recall election on Sept. 14.

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California’s electricity crisis is so bad Gov. Newsom is ignoring carbon emissions policies to pay people to use generators instead

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The electricity crisis in California is so bad that the state will pay some power customers to use backup power generators and ignore their carbon emissions targets.

A drought and the less-than-smooth transition from fossil fuels to green energy is putting severe stress on the power grid among record high temperatures. Newsom, who is also under pressure from a recall election, on Saturday signed an emergency declaration in order to address the power shortages and try to avoid rolling blackouts.

The emergency measures include a provision that will pay some companies to use generators instead of relying on the power grid. From Newsom’s declaration:

The proclamation suspends certain permitting requirements to allow greater energy production and creates incentives so that large energy users can move to back-up power generation, freeing up energy capacity on the grid for everyone else, during critical times when extreme heat events or the interruption of transmission lines from wildfires or other causes threaten energy supply this summer.

According to an analysis by Bloomberg Opinion energy columnist Liam Denning, one kilowatt hour of electricity produced by a backup generator uses about 13,000 BTU while the same measure produced by a modern gas-fired power plant would only use about 7,000 BTU.

The emergency measure will run through October and pay the “large energy users” $2 for each kilowatt they avoid using by running their own backup generators. Denning points out that this is 14 times the average price that industrial customers in California usually pay for each kilowatt, which is about 14.4 cents.

“Bad planning combined with extreme weather has left California in a hole,” Denning concluded. “Set against the disruption caused by blackouts, paying the equivalent of $2,000 per megawatt-hour to avoid them may seem relatively cheap. Still, it is remarkable that Newsom is now offering state money to get businesses off the grid when needed.”

Newsom’s political fate will be decided by the voters of California in the recall election on September 14.

Here’s more about California’s power plight:

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New York state Democratic Party chairman calls for Gov. Cuomo to resign

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New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs issued a statement on Wednesday calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, adding yet another voice to an already substantial chorus of Democrats calling for Cuomo’s resignation in light of a report released Tuesday that concluded that the Democratic governor sexually harassed multiple women.

“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” state Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday at a new conference. “Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”

Cuomo, who has served as the governor of the Empire State since 2011, said in a video released Tuesday that he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”

While Jacobs said that the governor should resign, he also said that New York has benefitted from having Cuomo as its governor.

“The facts presented make clear that there is a preponderance of evidence of both a toxic workplace and actual sexual harassment. I agree with the Attorney General. I believe the women. I believe the allegations. I cannot speak to the Governor’s motivations,” Jacobs said. “What I can say is that the Governor has lost his ability to govern, both practically and morally. The Party and this State will not be well served by a long, protracted removal process designed only to delay what is now, clearly, inevitable.

“Let me be clear: Our State and its citizens are better off having had Andrew Cuomo as our Governor. It is my hope that the legacy of the progressive change he brought to our people and the renewal of infrastructure he brought to our State will outshine the darkness of this sorry episode. And so, it is with sadness and a measure of regret that I must ask the Governor to resign his office and allow the important work of the State – work that he did so much to advance – to continue.”

President Biden on Tuesday expressed the view that the governor should resign. Four Democratic governors issued a joint statement saying that Cuomo should step down. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic lawmakers have also called for the governor to resign.

The Associated Press has reported that more than half of the the state’s Assembly members support starting impeachment proceedings against the governor if he does not step down.

New York State Democratic Party Chairman calls for Gov. Cuomo to resign

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New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs issued a statement on Wednesday calling for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign, adding yet another voice to an already substantial chorus of Democrats calling for Cuomo’s resignation in light of a report released Tuesday which concluded that the Democratic governor sexually harassed multiple women.

“The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law,” state Attorney General Letitia James said Tuesday at a press conference. “Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women.”

Cuomo, who has served as the governor of the Empire State since 2011, said in a video released Tuesday that he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”

While Jacobs said that the governor should resign, he also said that New York has benefitted from having Cuomo as its governor.

“The facts presented make clear that there is a preponderance of evidence of both a toxic workplace and actual sexual harassment. I agree with the Attorney General. I believe the women. I believe the allegations. I cannot speak to the Governor’s motivations,” Jacobs said. “What I can say is that the Governor has lost his ability to govern, both practically and morally. The Party and this State will not be well served by a long, protracted removal process designed only to delay what is now, clearly, inevitable.

“Let me be clear: Our State and its citizens are better off having had Andrew Cuomo as our Governor. It is my hope that the legacy of the progressive change he brought to our people and the renewal of infrastructure he brought to our State will outshine the darkness of this sorry episode. And so, it is with sadness and a measure of regret that I must ask the Governor to resign his office and allow the important work of the State – work that he did so much to advance – to continue.”

President Biden on Tuesday expressed the view that the governor should resign. Four Democratic governors issued a joint statement saying that Cuomo should step down. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic lawmakers have also called for the governor to resign.

The Associated Press has reported that more than half of the the state’s Assembly members support starting impeachment proceedings against the governor if he does not step down.