House erupts after Dem lawmaker’s COVID-19 speech goes totally off the rails

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The House of Representatives erupted on Friday after Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI) delivered a speech about the coronavirus pandemic that went totally off the rails.

Stevens’ speech on the House floor began normally as a rousing call for Americans to be brave in the face of a massive public health crisis.

“Our country faces a battle with the pandemic,” she said. “The biggest battle we have faced as a nation together in generation, amidst uncertainty, we work to keep Americans alive by stopping the spread of COVID-19. In these times, heroes will be made and not selected.”

Things took a strange turn, however, after it was announced that Stevens’ time had expired, and she responded by yelling incoherently about people in the medical profession.

“Sharing in the profession with those who have not come before you!” she shouted. “Similar times of trying medical need, wars and flus past, you will see darkness. you will be pushed, and our society needs you to stand together at this time! Our country loves you! To our doctors and our nurses, I wear these latex gloves…”

At this time she was informed that her time had once again expired and she responded by yelling unintelligibly while others in the chamber tried to shout her down.

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Earlier in the month, President Donald Trump vowed that there would soon be a vast network of COVID-19 testing sites set up in the parking lots of big box retailers around the country where people could be tested “very safely, quickly and conveniently” — and the executives of Walmart, Target, CVS, and Walgreens said they would be working to make it happen.

But according to the Washington Post, Trump’s vision has simply not happened. In fact, between these stores, there are only as many of these facilities as you could count on one hand.

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On Friday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Chris Cuomo tore into President Donald Trump for attacking Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) at a time when her state is in dire need of federal help amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Governors all over the country are echoing the cries of the sick, the scared, the desperate on the front line, and the president’s response to their calls for help? Ask nicely,” said Cuomo, playing a clip of Trump at the day’s press conference.

“All I want them to do, very simple. I want them to be appreciative,” said Trump in the clip. “I say, Mike [Pence], don’t call the governor of Washington. You’re wasting your time with him. Don’t call the woman in Michigan. It doesn’t make any difference what happens. If they don’t treat you right, I don’t call.”

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Pope Francis stood alone in vast Saint Peter’s Square Friday to bless Catholics around the world suffering under the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to ease their fears through faith.

“Thick darkness has gathered over our squares, our streets and our cities; it has taken over our lives, filling everything with a deafening silence and a distressing void, that stops everything as it passes by,” he said.

In a historic first, the Argentine performed the rarely recited “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from the steps of the basilica to an empty square, addressing those in lockdown across the globe via television, radio and social media.

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