The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent letters to the Democratic governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan to ascertain whether states violated federal law by ordering nursing homes to accept recovering COVID-19 patients from hospitals, an action that critics say spread the novel coronavirus and possibly contributed to the death toll. DOJ prosecutors say these orders “may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents.”
Trump made the nonsensical claim that more Americans are dying from having to stay in their houses than are dying from the coronavirus.
A group of Republican and Democratic governors released a joint statement declaring their opposition to Trump's repeal and delay plan for Obamacare while urging that the Senate pass a bipartisan bill.
Things have gone from bad to worse for unpopular Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. A new Franklin and Marshall poll found that Democratic nominee Tom Wolf leads Corbett, 47%-25%.
A PPP survey released today shows that Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is doomed in his bid for re-election.