Trump has failed to nominate anyone for 150 of 247 vacant positions requiring Senate confirmation, and he’s threatening to shut down Congress for his own failure to do his job.
Meanwhile, today was America’s deadliest day for Covid-19 — 2,459 people died. https://t.co/YNtsaW3IIY
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 15, 2020
Trump: If the house will not agree to that adjournment, I will exercise my constitutional authority to adjourn both chambers of Congress pic.twitter.com/8dVROtxNzt
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) April 15, 2020
Another misguided power play by Mr. Total Authority.https://t.co/LbrVXOniat
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) April 15, 2020
The Navy is looking into whether it can reinstate Capt. Brett Crozier, who was removed from command of the carrier Theodore Roosevelt after he pleaded for more help fighting a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship, Defense Department officials said https://t.co/jD2Bkyy3Li
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 15, 2020
Coronavirus live news: Trump casts doubt on China death toll as cases worldwide top 2 million https://t.co/j6KMb8wDWS
— The Guardian (@guardian) April 15, 2020
This is a gutting story https://t.co/owzVds14u0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 15, 2020
#BREAKING: I am issuing an Executive Order today that all people MUST wear a mask or face covering in public in situations where social distancing is not possible.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 15, 2020
There is still not enough accessible testing available to all who need it. Rapid testing needs to be readily accessible. Antibody tests must be available to show if you have immunity to this virus. That’s how we begin to move forward. I'm fighting to make testing more accessible.
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) April 16, 2020
I don’t get how there isn’t more alarm in DC that another 5 million + people are expected to have filed for unemployment when Initial Jobless Claims come out tomorrow.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) April 15, 2020
Meanwhile, coming up…
#scotus releases May calendar, will hear Trump finance cases May 12 pic.twitter.com/kGZOMMknbD
— Robert Barnes (@scotusreporter) April 15, 2020
In this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good, effective government—and I’ve seen Joe Biden help our nation rebuild. Today, I’m proud to endorse @JoeBiden as President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/VrfBtJvFee
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) April 15, 2020
BORIS IS RISEN! BREXITSHAMBLES BRITAIN
A real question arises about spare capacity available in the NHS whilst people are dying at home & in care homes (+ being made to sign DNRs). A friend told me that 111 had told his friend to stay at home – the man (46) died of a heart-attack. https://t.co/aIeleihl5O
— Jessica Simor QC (@JMPSimor) April 15, 2020
We scientists said lock down. But UK politicians refused to listen
‘I am not looking to blame – but for scrutiny so that lessons can be learned to guide our response. We need to avoid further mistakes’ Helen Ward https://t.co/nHdyJ1CHLJ
— Mandy McAuley (@mandy_mcauley) April 15, 2020
Captain Tom Moore, 99, breaks £10m mark as donations flood in for NHS 👏👏 https://t.co/Gzb6zFXJo5
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) April 15, 2020
BBC medical corr Fergus Walsh when asked on Coronavirus Newscast whether 5G can give you coronavirus: pic.twitter.com/pJBogfPNJi
— Emily Ashton (@elashton) April 15, 2020
A George Cross would be lovely but can we first make sure they get the necessary protective kit so they can stay alive? pic.twitter.com/8RMsQCFFR5
— Matthew Garrahan (@MattGarrahan) April 15, 2020
China is responsible for the pandemic. There should be accountability for the government coverup.
But every other country learned about the pandemic at the same time.
There should be accountability for why US govt response was so poor compared to Germany, Japan, S Korea…
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) April 15, 2020
A new Harvard study models how long we’d have to keep social distancing if the virus turns out to be seasonal, like its coronavirus cousin, the common cold. It could be years.
— WIRED (@WIRED) April 15, 2020
Astronauts change command on the ISS as Expedition 62 prepares for departure. pic.twitter.com/GH2oKENud0
— The Hill (@thehill) April 15, 2020