The Damage Report host John Iadarola is joined by Emma Vigeland, correspondent and producer of TYT’s Rebel HQ, to go through the day’s top stories.
Senator Mitt Romney has announced he will support a vote on Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee. U.S. Covid-19 deaths surpass 200,000. The CDC has removed information from its website that confirms Coronavirus spreads through airborne transmission. Florida Governor and Trump devotee Ron DeSantis has introduced legislation targeting protestors and cities that “defund the police.” AOC hits back at GOP Candidate and former QANON loyalist Marjorie Taylor Greene after Greene tweeted that AOC “…put an end to all ‘dumb blonde’ jokes.” New reporting from The Washington Post reveals that shortly after Congress passed the Cares Act, the Pentagon began directing pandemic-related money to defense contractors.
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Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/09/22/covid-funds-pentagon/
"A $1 billion fund Congress gave the Pentagon in March to build up the country’s supplies of medical equipment has instead been mostly funneled to defense contractors and used to make things such as jet engine parts, body armor and dress uniforms.
The change illustrates how one taxpayer-backed effort to battle the novel coronavirus, which has killed about 200,000 Americans, was instead diverted toward patching up long-standing perceived gaps in military supplies."
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