Coronavirus: 100,000 American deaths & counting
Another grim milestone was reached Wednesday in the COVID-19 pandemic, as the U.S. death toll topped 100,000.
100,000 lives lost to Corona virus. That tragic toll is now reality in America, the accumulated loss too heavy for many of us to imagine the individual pain all too really for the families left behind. The governor of New York, where the virus struck its deadliest blow. Visiting the White House today, calling for unity to help the states hit hardest. This is the United States, and when one state has a problem, the other states help Governor Andrew Cuomo asking again for federal funding for state and local governments. Do you really want to cut schools now? Do you really want to cut hospitals now? Congress is back in session today. But rather than moving forward with the next emergency relief package, House members air fighting over whether to require hundreds of lawmakers to come back to the capital during the pandemic. Democrats want to allow voting by proxy. Republicans are filing a federal lawsuit to block them. Congress has never flinched from his constitutional duty, pulled in, assemble inside this body. Meanwhile, President Trump waging war with Twitter today, lashing out at his preferred messaging platform for fact, checking him for the first time over an unsubstantiated claim that mail in voting would lead to widespread fraud. The president tweeting. Republicans feel that social media silences conservative voices, even though he and others have consistently used the platforms as a megaphone. Still, he is now threatening to strongly regulate or close them down. President Trump later tweeted. There would be big action to follow against Twitter, though he didn't make clear what that action might be in Washington. Alice Bar, NBC News.