Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, an internal medicine specialist and viral researcher, criticizes GOP governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis for banning mask mandates in schools, calling it the “wrong thing to do” as coronavirus case counts rise in the US.
Texas Democratic lawmakers defied calls for their arrest on Tuesday, a day after fleeing their state to thwart efforts to pass voting restrictions, and said they would stay in Washington to push for federal voting reform. Gloria Tso reports.
CNN’s Kate Bolduan speaks with Texas state lawmaker Armando “Mando” Martinez after Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) threatened to arrest Democrats who left the state to break the state House’s quorum and block a bill that would make it harder for many Texans to vote.
Texas state House Democrats left the state in an effort to block Republicans from passing a restrictive new voting law in the remaining 27 days of the special legislative session called by Gov. Greg Abbott. CNN’s Don Lemon talks to one of those Democrats, Rep. Jasmine Crockett, about the goals of the lawmakers who fled to Washington, DC.
With the pace of inoculations slowing, Austin, Texas, is scrambling to get more shots in arms, dedicating personnel at sites across the city – vet clinics, churches, rec centers, construction sites, homeless shelters – just to vaccinate 10, 15 or 20 people at a time. CNN’s Ed Lavandera reports.
Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) reacts to Missouri Republican Governor Mike Parson’s decision to pardon Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at protesters who were walking by their home.
Missouri Governor Mike Parson said on Tuesday he has granted pardons to Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who drew international attention for brandishing guns at racial justice protesters last year. Gloria Tso reports.
Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being vaccinated, has flu-like symptoms and will be self-quarantining for 10 days. This report produced by Jonah Green.