Weekend Wrap-Up – July 27, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up

(TargetLiberty.org) – Another weekend has flown by and we hope everyone had a great time. While you were off enjoying yourselves or battling Hurricane Hanna, the news cycle kept chugging along. Now’s your time to catch up with the biggest stories you may have missed.

Trump Takes Action

On July 24, President Donald Trump signed four executive orders in an attempt to lower prescription drugs in the US. The first allows Americans to purchase some types of epinephrine and insulin at or near the same price as Federally Qualified Health Centers. The second could make it easier to get certain drugs imported from Canada, where meds are cheaper.

President Trump’s third order aims to stop middlemen and pharmaceutical manufacturers from striking secret deals that increase the cost of drugs. And the last one, which hasn’t been published, would require Medicare Part B drugs to be purchased at the same price as other countries. However, the president is giving pharma companies until August 24 to work out a deal before he implements it.

Militia Members Forget How to Handle Weapons

On July 25, three members of the black nationalist militia Not F***ing Around Coalition (NFAC) were injured during a shooting in Louisville, Kentucky. The trio was at a protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, an EMT killed during a police raid earlier this year, when they shot themselves.

According to Founder John Johnson, militia members were inspecting their guns when a woman accidentally discharged hers, injuring three people.

Justice John Roberts Angers Conservatives

Late Friday night, the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 ruling denying a request by a Nevada church to strike down the state’s coronavirus 50-person limit on in-person services. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Liberal half of the court, breaking a tie.

Conservative voters were not happy with the decision and spent the weekend calling out Roberts. White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows called it “a sad day.” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) had even harsher words for the chief justice.

Apparently worshipping doesn’t match up to the other activities in Nevada. Who knew?

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