(TargetLiberty.org) – Last weekend was a wild one, as is usual these days. On Saturday, the country woke up to the sad news that we’d lost two Civil Rights icons. The next day, we learned more about what might be in the next stimulus bill and what the White House is saying about the DOJ probe into the FBI.
Civil Rights Heroes
On July 17, two civil rights icons passed away: Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and Rev. Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian. Both men participated in the Freedom Rides and each received a Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to them by former President Barack Obama.
Rep. Lewis, who was an ally of Martin Luther King Jr., was beaten during the 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, and received a skull fracture. He went on to serve in Congress for more than 30 years. Both Republicans and Democrats are mourning his death.
Let us always honor the legacy of Rep. John Lewis. America is a more just place because of his sacrifices.
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) July 18, 2020
Rev. Vivian, also a friend of Dr. King, founded the National Anti-Klan Network and fought for racial harmony for more than 50 years.
Louise and I are heartbroken. Rev. C. T. Vivian passing earlier today and now our dear friend John Lewis. So much to say, but that will have to wait. For the moment I am so sad and simply have no words. pic.twitter.com/P4hAeSnikf
— Doug Jones (@DougJones) July 18, 2020
Emergency Unemployment Benefits
According to a report by the Washington Post, GOP lawmakers are considering an extension of emergency unemployment benefits. The current $600 bump will expire at the end of the month, but the party’s reportedly thinking about giving the unemployed between $200 to $400 more in the next COVID-19 stimulus package.
Whether or not that will happen is still unknown. The Senate goes back to work on Monday, July 20.
Are Arrests Imminent?
On Sunday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows gave an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” While speaking to host Maria Bartiromo, he said he thinks it’s “time for people to go to jail” and the American people probably want to see indictments in the DOJ’s probe into FBI wrongdoing during the Trump-Russia investigation.
This was music to many people’s ears as the country waits to see if someone will be held accountable.
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