Joy Reed says, “Presidents are supposed to manage the Federal Government for us. In an emergency the President is expected to manage crisis when they occur. By that job description, America currently has no President. The coronavirus is clearly overwhelming him.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said “There is a way to do it (vote) by not having to have everybody here, but also allowing everybody to have a voice. We want to keep America working that makes us stronger. Nancy Pelosi did not get that in the Bill. She plus up more money for things that didn’t have anything to do with the Coronavirus like $25M for the Kennedy Center and small businesses have to stay out of Union organization efforts. What does that have to do with anything to do with this package?”
Republicans say they’ve already made big concessions, with some calling the bill “unemployment insurance on steroids,” but Democrats say there are not enough protections for workers and are upset about what they’re calling a new “slush fund” in the bill. Nancy Cordes breaks down what the proposed legislation would do.
As state governors increasingly call for more aggressive action from the White House on the coronavirus fight, President Trump announced he has activated the National Guard in states hit hardest by the outbreak. But the president continued to send conflicting messages on using the Defense Production Act, which empowers the federal government to mobilize the private sector to increase the production of goods. Paula Reid reports on what governors and Mr. Trump are saying about the use of the act.
We have to bring this party together. We can have respect and admiration for what Senator Sanders and his supporters have accomplished. But we have to respect Democratic voters.
As soon as South Carolina, as soon as James Clyburn dropped the hammer, and the votes result in South Carolina, look what happened in northern Virginia, look what happened in Wade County, North Carolina. All of a sudden all these educated white women were voting like crazy for the Democrats because they’re saying hey, “That’s the guy who could win the election. He’s got the support of the base of the Democratic Party so this is where we’re going.”
The Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday night ahead of the state’s primary. CBS News political contributors Terry Sullivan and Robby Mook, Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton’s respective 2016 campaign managers, join “CBS This Morning” to discuss what to expect from the candidates.