President Donald Trump said “see you in court” to the state of Nevada, putting the legislature on notice after it passed a bill expanding mail-in voting for the 2020 election; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Trump plans to sue Nevada over mail-in voting expansion
President Donald Trump voiced his intention to sue the state of Nevada in order to challenge a bill approved by the state legislature on Sunday that expands mail-in voting for the general election in November. President Trump also accused Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) who is expected to sign the bill into law, The Hill reported.
On Monday, President Trump tweeted: “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!”
In 2016, Nevada was one of the few states won by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
President Trump has consistently argued that mail-in voting is at significant risk of fraud.
Pelosi says “no confidence” in Dr. Birx on coronavirus because she is Trump’s “appointee”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) voiced that she has “no confidence” in top White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Deborah Birx during an interview with ABC on Sunday.
“I think the president is spending – spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his – she is his appointee,” Pelosi said during the interview. “So, I don’t have confidence there, no.”
Politico reported last week that, in closed-door negotiations with administration officials, Pelosi allegedly criticized Dr. Birx saying that the White House was an “horrible hands” with her as the public health expert leaving the coronavirus task force, while Fox reported that during the meeting Pelosi had called the doctor “the worst.”
Trump criticizes Dr. Birx over her response to Pelosi
For the first time, President Donald Trump has criticized coronavirus task force advisor and coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx after she claimed that the coronavirus pandemic was “extraordinarily widespread.”
President Donald Trump tweeted: “So Crazy Nancy Pelosi said horrible things about Dr. Deborah Birx, going after her because she was too positive on the very good job we are doing on combatting the China Virus, including Vaccines & Therapeutics. In order to counter Nancy, Deborah took the bait & hit us. Pathetic!”
Trump postpones enacting ban on TikTok for 45 days to allow Microsoft to acquire the company
Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he intended to ban the use of a wildly popular short form video app TikTok over concerns that the Chinese-owned software presented potential security risk, The Hill reported.
However, the Trump administration is reportedly allowing Microsoft a 45-day extension to pursue acquiring the company, on the condition that the deal is completed within the timeframe.
The Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which provides oversight on foreign deals for potential security risks, issued the 45-day deadline to Microsoft and ByteDance, the Chinese firm that owns the app, according to a report by Reuters that cited three people familiar with the matter.