7/29 Bill Barr Defends Rising Authoritarianism & Trump Defends The Virus

July 29, 2020

Sam and the MR crew break down this week’s biggest stories including Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and Trump’s latest efforts to spread Covid-19.

On today’s show: Trump upset, questions why he and his administration are not as popular as Fauci: “nobody likes me.” Trump promotes anti-mask, pro-hydroxichloroquine doctor at Covid press briefing: “I thought her voice was important.” Sam breaks down the GOP’s so-called “HEALS Act.” Primala Jayapal asks why Barr is concerned with unarmed peaceful protests and not armed white supremacist ones in Michigan. Ted Lieu explains to Barr why unmarked van arrests were unconstitutional. Cedric Richmond asks Barr about claims of ballot tampering. Mary Gay Scanlon takes down Bill Barr’s “common sense” counterfeit ballot concerns, says experts say those concerns are false.

On the fun half: Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for Covid just in time to avoid getting on a plane with Trump. David Cicilline asks Barr if it’s okay to tear gas peaceful protestors, Barr says it’s okay under some circumstances. Bill Barr quibbles with Cicilline over the Navy vet beaten by federal officers; Barr says inspector general is investigating. Rank and file NEA member calls in to talk union opposition to including M4A in Democratic platform, spotlight progressive candidate for NEA president (norberg4neaprez.com). Gohmert claims wearing a mask gave him Covid. MAY 8: Gohmert flaunts not wearing a mask. On reopening schools, South Dakota Governor says research on masks is mixed. Local Sinclair TV stations getting ready to air conspiracy theory about Fauci and Covid. Peter Navarro keeps calling Covid “China virus” on CNN, gets booted from interview. Dave Rubin says the left is like Thanos. Ben Shapiro complains about women in Star Wars, says the dark side is only interesting part. Plus, your calls and IMs!

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