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Gov. Greg Abbott

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who has been widely criticized for his politicized handling of COVID, has now tested positive for the virus and one doctor is revealing how the governor reacted to learning he'd contracted the virus.

According to Huffpost, NBC News analyst, pulmnologist, and intensive care unit (ICU) doctor Vin Gupta is warning Texans to see the governor's diagnosis ss yet another reason to take the virus seriously.


He took to Twitter on Tuesday to raise awareness about the stark difference between the COVID battle many ill Texans are facing compared with Abbott's fight against the virus.

Gupta noted the governor actually received "Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment despite being fully vaccinated and having no symptoms."

Gupta tweeted, "Quickly getting access to monoclonal antibody therapy when you're the fully vaccinated, asymptomatic Governor of Texas shows just how anxious and scared [Greg Abbott] actually is of a virus that he constantly downplays."


Abbott's positive COVID test comes after months of downplaying the severity of the virus and surge of the Delta variant. In Texas, case numbers and hospitalizations are increasing by the day with some hospitals already at ICU capacity.

Despite those disturbing developments, Abbott has made efforts to ban local governments from enforcing mask mandates.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland

Photo by The White House

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos

The Department of Justice had the kind of pro-police reform week that doesn't happen every year. In a seven-day period, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a ban on chokeholds and no-knock warrants, an overhaul on how to handle law enforcement oversight deals, and a promise to make sure the Justice Department wasn't funding agencies that engage in racial discrimination.

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FBI Director Faces Sharp New Scrutiny Over Kavanaugh Probe

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

When then-U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct by Christine Blasey Ford — a psychology professor at Palo Alto University — in 2018, the FBI conducted an investigation. But Kavanaugh's critics argued that the investigation should have been much more comprehensive in light of the fact that then-President Donald Trump had nominated him for a lifetime appointment on the highest judicial body in the United States. FBI Director Christopher Wray's handling of that investigation, according to Guardian reporter Stephanie Kirchgaessner, continues to be scrutinized three years later.

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