Buttigieg once again hits it out of the park on Fox News, this time talking about Mitch McConnell

first_imgOn the subject of the Senate, Wallace asked if the majority leader is Mitch McConnell, won’t that hurt some of the “boldest” parts of Biden’s election promises? Buttigieg first stressed that Georgia’s runoff Senate races are likely to be extremely competitive, and if Democrats don’t win, McConnell’s caucus will have a decision to make. – Advertisement – “Is his purpose in Washington to defy the American people? Who, along with the president and the House of Representatives, will believe in expanding, not taking away health care, ensuring that the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes instead of slashing their taxes, no matter what, raising wages, treating climate change as real?” Basically, Buttigieg posited, does McConnell want to move forward with progress or stop progress?Perhaps the biggest takeaway? Just how very important the Georgia Senate special election really is. The double runoff will be held on Jan. 5, 2021.  The Georgia run-off is January 5th. Request an absentee ballot by Nov. 18. Early in-person voting starts Dec. 14. And REGISTER TO VOTE here by Dec. 7. And give $3 right now to rip the Senate majority from Mitch McConnell’s cold dead hands. Here’s that clip.x As my colleague, Hunter, noted, the Trump administration is not expected to make any major moves when it comes to handling the pandemic before Donald Trump leaves office in January. On the other hand, as we count down the days until he takes office, Biden is likely to urge the American people to listen to health and science expert recommendations (what a breath of fresh air, eh?), including wearing face masks and practicing social distancing amid a literal global pandemic. Wallace opens the dialogue by saying that Biden claimed the American people gave him a “‘mandate for action.’” Wallace then referenced the House’s slimmer majority and what he describes as the “likelihood” of a Republican-controlled Senate. Wallace asked Buttigieg, “The question is: What mandate?”- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – Buttigieg’s answer is nothing short of refreshing. “Well, I think he has a mandate to deliver on the winning campaign agenda that the Biden-Harris ticket offered the country. This not only earned us the support of the majority of Americans who voted for him to be the next president, but also, we should remember that those who supported him, and a remarkable number of President Trump supporters support the agenda that Joe Biden is going to lead our country forward with.In other words, the idea of getting serious on COVID and having a science-led approach, which he’s already underway on. The idea of raising wages and protecting workers. And making sure corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes. Taking climate seriously. Doing something about racial justice. As we look forward, whether we have a divided government or not, I know this. What Joe Biden wants for the country is what most Americans believe is right for this country. And that, I think, is where the real propulsion of his administration will be. Just as it’s been the propulsion of this campaign and led to this win.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Etoile du Sahel, Enyimba Clash Tickets Sold out

first_imgWednesday’s CAF Champions League clash between Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel and Enyimba has already been sold out.The Tunisian Interior Ministry approved for 20,000 tickets to be sold for the match at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse and already officials said the tickets have been snapped up.The clash between Etoile du Sahel and Enyimba in the second round return leg match this evening is scheduled for 6pm Nigerian time. Moroccan officials will be in charge of Wednesday’s match.Enyimba won the first leg in Port Harcourt 3-0 courtesy of a hat-trick by Mfon Udoh.The seven-time Nigeria champions who have been training under floodlights at the Agege Stadium in Lagos ahead of this fixture scheduled to fly out to Tunisia via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.They plan to train under floodlights in Sousse Tuesday night.The overall winners of this tie will march on to the group stage of the Champions League, while the losers drop down to the second-tier Confederation Cup.Meanwhile, Mfon Udoh has signed a new deal that keeps him at Enyimba till February 2019.“Mfon (Udoh) has signed a new deal with Enyimba till 2019 after his previous deal ended in February,” a top source told only AfricanFootball.com yesterday.“All the documentations have been filed with the league.”Enyimba is now expected to cash in big time should the striker move overseas before the expiration of this new contract.The 24-year-old Udoh, who smashed a hat-trick against Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel in a crunch CAF Champions League second round clash last week, is the all-time top scorer in the Nigeria league with 23 goals.The former Akwa United star achieved this milestone two seasons ago.He was subsequently sought after by several top African clubs including club Africain and Esperance (Tunisia) and Egypt’s Zamalek.Last season, he came off the boil due to fitness problems, but he has been firing again in the current campaign highlighted by his treble against Etoile last Sunday.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more