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A staff member of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tested positive for coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated, Fox News reports.
Drew Hammill, a top aide to Pelosi, confirmed this information about an unidentified aide. This aide also did not have recent contact with Pelosi, the report adds. Hammill said, “Yesterday, a fully vaccinated senior spokesperson in the speaker’s press office tested positive for COVID after contact with members of the Texas state legislature last week.”
Hammill continued, “This individual has had no contact with the speaker since exposure. The entire press office is working remotely today with the exception of individuals who have had no exposure to the individual or have had a recent negative test. Our office will continue to follow the guidance of the Office of Attending Physician closely.”
Additionally, a White House official also tested positive for coronavirus after attending the same rooftop reception in Washington as the Pelosi staffer last Wednesday night. The report says this White House aide was also fully vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms.
A White House official said, “We know that there will be breakthrough cases, but as this instance shows, cases in vaccinated individuals are typically mild. The White House is prepared for breakthrough cases with regular testing. This is another reminder of the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines against severe illness or hospitalization. We wish our colleague a speedy recovery.”
Speaker Pelosi did not respond to questions on if she would accept the GOP Leader’s picks to serve on the Jan 6th select committee pic.twitter.com/JvWmzN9LyZ
— Kelly Phares (@kellyfphares) July 20, 2021
NEXT STORY: Reporter Has ‘Surreal Moment’ of Realization After Atttending Pro-Police Rally
A reporter was apparently shocked at what he witnessed at a pro-police rally, calling it a “surreal moment” in Oakland, California, Western Journal reports.
Across the nation, liberals have been pushing to defund their police departments and, in some cases, even completely eliminate their police departments. Additionally, the left has suggested the majority of the African American communities prefer police departments are defunded or reformed.
However, investigative journalist Lee Fang, who works for The Intercept, was covering a recent pro-law enforcement on July 10. The rally was called “Stand Up for a Safe Oakland.” Fang noted that “hundreds of mostly black supporters not only showed up en masse to back the blue but some of them also schooled what he called a handful of ‘white antifa protesters’” who were insisting that police were the problem,” Western Journal reports.
“Surreal moment in Oakland,” Fang wrote. “About 200 mostly black families rally with police to call for an end to the epidemic of gun violence. Mothers at the stage mourning recently murdered children,” he said about the names of the crime victims being read. “In the back, less than a dozen mostly white antifa protesters assembled to jeer them.”
Watch the clips:
In #Oakland today there was a "Stand up for a Safe Oakland" rally against gun violence
Several #Antifa, who appear to be all white, showed up to "protest" by drowning out mostly black speakers who were naming and remembering homicide victimspic.twitter.com/rYleOwDCWd
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) July 10, 2021
— AntifaWatch (@AntifaWatch2) July 10, 2021
NEXT STORY: Celebrity ‘Pitbull’ Roasts World Leaders Over Lack Of Support For Protesters in Cuba: ‘Get With The Motherf***ing Program’
Celebrity rapper Pitbull posted a video to social media telling world leaders to immediately act to save the lives of pro-freedom demonstrators in Cuba, Daily Wire reports.
Pitbull said, “This is a message to the world. We need to stand up, step up. But if you don’t understand what’s going on, then you need to wake the f*** up. Not only is this a Cuba event, a Cuba thing, this is a world event. This isn’t about politics. This is about saving lives. This is about unity, not division. And bottom line it’s about taking action. Let me tell you something, why I’m frustrated and when I see everybody out there and doing what they’re doing, which I love what they’re doing. Okay, because not only do we live for freedom, we ride for freedom, we die for freedom, but we motherf***ing appreciate freedom.”
He continued, “And it gets me hat bothers me and it frustrates me to a certain extent, being a Cuban American, and having a platform to speak to the world and not being able to help my own people, not being able to get them food, not being able to get them water, not being able to get the medicine. But most of all, not being able to help and really get them what they deserve, which is freedom. And this is my way of talking to the world. All world’s allies get together to help. Global businesses get together to help. People that we’re so proud of, people such as a Jeff Bezos, a Cuban American, graduated from high school in Miami, built one of the biggest companies in the world, the richest man in the world. He’s somebody that can get involved and really help us and what we got. All we can do is create awareness, but politics are gonna be polititricks.”
“And while they figure out what they figure out, we need to figure out how to really help,” he said. “We need to get creative, we need to figure out solutions while they’re losing their lives over there literally for something that we wake up every day and appreciate, which is freedom. So to everybody out there, stand up, step up. And if you don’t understand, get with the motherf***ing program and wake up because this is about freedom and it’s about human rights. And everybody in Cuba keep the fight up.”
NEXT STORY: BREAKING: Judge Delivers Major News to Britney Spears Who Accuses Her Dad Of ‘Conservatorship Abuse’
A judge ruled in favor of Britney Spears, granting her permission to hire her own attorney for her case, according to Fox News.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny approved attorney Sam Ingham’s resignation. His replacement was chosen by Spears. His name is Mathew Rosengart and he’s a former federal prosecutor. “I’m not representing her alone,” Rosengart said. He continued that explain that “a team of attorneys at my firm” who “all have substantial probate experience” will be assisting him.
Spears herself then addressed the court again. She said, “I’m here to get rid of my dad and charge him with conservatorship abuse.” Spears said she wants Jamie investigated and that “this conservatorship has allowed my dad to ruin my life.” She added that she wants “to press charges” against her dad and that she feels “angry.”
Jamie’s attorney fired back, however, and said that many of Spears’ “characterizations and memories are just incorrect” and there were “a lot of misstatements because of lack of recollection, information and understanding” when she spoke on Wednesday and last time on June 23.
NEXT STORY: UFC Star Slams ‘Coward’ Colin Kaepernick For Wearing Fiden Castro Shirt
The Blaze reported that UFC star Jorge Masvidal slammed disgraced former NFL player Colin Kaepernick or praising Fidel Castro.
Jorge Masvidal is a Cuban American UFC fighter who opposed the communist regime of Cuba. Masvidal called it a “killing machine.” Masvidal shared a messaged on social media that reads, “American leftists who know nothing about real oppression & communism wear images of Castro… while Cubans living in the horrors of communism and real oppression are waving the American flag.” The post includes a photo from 2016 of Kaepernick wearing a t-shirt with Fidel Castro. Masvidal added, “Know ur history and facts cowards like this fool should be sent to live in Cuba see what they say after a day there.”
Kaepernick was poised to educate the US on its oppressive history, then he wore a Fidel Castro shirt. #irony pic.twitter.com/M2KzSoNkbS
— Jordan Allott (@JordanAllott) August 30, 2016