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7 Things: Biden ready to unveil coronavirus plan after almost 9 months, $785M bond proposal for new Alabama prisons, progressives ready to kill both infrastructure bills and more …

7. AU student claims he couldn’t get an SGA position due to being conservative

  • Auburn University student Stephen Morris claims that he was denied becoming the chief justice for the Student Government Association because he previously expressed conservative views through Twitter. 
  • Some of the tweets covered his views on Black Lives Matter, feminism and freedom of speech. The student senate decided not to confirm Morris since there were concerns that he wouldn’t be able to represent the whole student body. Morris said that he’s a victim of “cancel culture,” adding, “If left unchecked, this vote will undoubtedly have a chilling effect on free speech at Auburn University.”

6. It was China — We funded it, and Fauci knew it

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused of lying during testimony to Congress, again, after new documents have been released that show more details on how much funding from the United States was going toward coronavirus research in Wuhan, China. 
  • U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “Fauci lied again. And I was right about his agency funding novel Coronavirus research at Wuhan.” The documents show that $3.1 million was given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for coronavirus research from the United States. Some of the money was used to mutate the virus so that it could infect humans. 

5. Graham predicts we will probably have to go back to Afghanistan

  • Despite President Joe Biden being so adamant about leaving Afghanistan, even to the point where he was willing to abandon hundreds of Americans in the country, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has predicted troops will have to return due to national security concerns. 
  • Graham interviewed on BBC, where he said the Taliban “are not reformed,” and the country will become a “safe haven to al Qaeda, who has ambitions to drive us out of the Middle East writ-large and attack us because of our way of life.” He then added that troops will return, similarly to how they did in Syria and Iraq.  

4. FBI email warning of election-related violence came from Huntsville

  • It’s been revealed that the email sent on November 9, 2020, that warned there could be election-related violence when President Joe Biden was declared the winner originated at the FBI facility in Huntsville. The violence suggested wasn’t storming the U.S. Capitol and meandering around aimlessly, which is what happened. It is reported that the email warned,  “On a popular militia forum, users called to execute Biden, Democrats, tech company employees, journalists, and other ‘rats.’”
  • The email also detailed how there had been extremist viewpoints expressed through online forums, and there were concerning posts that contained the #StopTheSteal hashtag. This comes as the January 6 riot is still under investigation and a new warning of a rally to support some of those arrested as “political prisoners” from the U.S. Capitol riot is planned for September 18 in D.C. with alarmists suggesting violence is probable. This will be an embarrassment for all involved and those pretending to panic about it.

3. Bill drafted to build 2 men’s prisons, 1 women’s prison

  • There has been a draft bill presented to deal with the overcrowding and poor living conditions in some prisons in Alabama. The bill proposes that there be two men’s prisons built that’ll accommodate 4,000 people each and one women’s prison that wouldn’t be built until a later date. The plan would be paid for with a $785 million bond proposal.
  • Governor Kay Ivey responded to the latest proposal, saying, “While there has yet to be a final plan in terms of legislation, I’m encouraged by the progress being made from ongoing discussions with the legislative leadership.” She added, “With our state leaders working together, I can confidently assure the people of Alabama that we are like-minded and laser-focused on finding a solution to our decades-long problem, and I am encouraged by the strong consensus to solve this issue.” 

2. Progressive ready to kill both infrastructure bills

  • As Democrats and President Joe Biden seek out some political wins, the more progressive wing of the party seems pretty adamant about killing the “bipartisan” $1 trillion bill if they can’t get the $3.5 trillion bill with the Democrats’ wish list full of off-topic items. It doesn’t appear they are able to get both through both chambers of Congress.
  • U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told CNN last night, “Both of these bills need to move forward together or neither will.” U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) repeatedly has stated he will not vote for the more expensive bill at this point. If both of these positions hold, neither of the bills will get passed. This could be a blessing in disguise for Democrats because most voters in swing districts think this spending is too big.

1. Biden ready to finally address the coronavirus with his own plan

  • The number of new coronavirus cases in the United States is currently three times the number of cases that the nation saw last year, even though the number of deaths is not following the same path. President Joe Biden is prepared to unveil his plan for dealing with the problem. Biden has been president since January 21 of this year and has mostly been relying on the vaccine to deal with this issue completely, which has been effective in limiting deaths but not in stopping the pandemic. His handling of this issue has been viewed relatively favorably, but recent polling shows a double-digit dip on this issue.
  • A White House official said, “As the president has said since day 1, his administration will pull every lever to get the pandemic under control,” and he will now attempt to actually do it. Biden is expected to address masks, mandatory vaccinations, schools and more in an attempt to stop some of the negative polling he is seeing after his disastrous handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal.