President Biden marked half a million Covid-19 deaths with a moment of silence and a candle lighting ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. 'Amazing Grace' played as the President and first lady stood with VP Kamala Harris and the second gentleman
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McConnell makes case for bipartisan Covid relief as US approaches nearly 500,000 virus deathsFrom CNN's Ali MainSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell returns to the chamber as the Senate voted to consider hearing from witnesses in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, at the Capitol in Washington on Saturday, February 13. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged on Monday that the country is at a"crossroads" with the US prepared to pass the threshold of 500,000 deaths from Covid-19, while there are also promising vaccine developments and a decline in deaths per day.
He said the US economy is now"chomping at the bit to rebuild the prosperity we lost last year," and credited the bipartisan Covid relief legislation passed last year in Congress for getting the country to this pivotal moment, while slamming the relief package the Democrats are preparing to pass through without Republican support as not meeting the needs of the moment. headtopics.com
"Now, the policies that Washington puts forward will help determine what kind of year 2021 will be for American families. So, are we destined to spend a second year in a national defensive crouch?," McConnell asked, adding later,"Or are we going to plant a flag and say this is the year that America comes roaring back? Are we going to make this the year we reclaim our lives and retake our country, in a way that is safe, smart, but determined?"
The Kentucky Republican said"the partisan legislation Democrats are preparing to ram through looks like something you'd pass to blunt another year of shutdown," accusing Democrats of being"stuck back in April 2020" with their approach.
McConnell criticized Democrats for going"heavy on non-Covid related liberal wish list items" in their relief bill, but"light on practical solution to get kids back in school, workers safely back on the job, and help the American people reclaim their lives."
He went on to say if the Biden administration was interested in practical solutions,"they'd find the same kind of bipartisan support that every historic Covid-19 package has received so far." Read more: CNN »
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Maybe these candles will offset the negative energy the other guy created with his Evita performance at this very site. This look so stupid so much happen in America and around the around from that they dont even know which story to run with unicafrica UNICEFmena UN Pontifex INTERPOL_HQ BillGates uaegov POTUS UNICEF America looking real bad all most time to submit world powers to me
Wonderful. Now get the vaccines out! Get to work on saving lives and businesses. He’s just going to light a candle, it’s not going to fix itself!! C’mon Joe. What a sad day. They died and shouldn’t have. So nice yeti have good people in office again. JoeBiden KamalaHarris The President said he will lead with Kindness and so he does with his compassion for the death of 500,000 people of the United States
Oh, we're not done with the deaths yet Joe.