7 Things: Final debate and Biden’s dealings, Jones gets support from the ‘Big Guy,’ Alabama ready for unrest after the election and more …
7. Facebook and Twitter called to testify
- The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to call Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to testify before the committee regarding accusations of censorship.
- Of course, this is directly related to both platforms’ actions in attempting to hide the Hunter Biden story. As the story has unfolded, both Hunter and Joe Biden continue to look more involved in corruption, and Facebook and Twitter continue to freeze the story.
6. First FDA approved treatment
- The United States Food and Drug Administration has announced the first fully approved treatment for the coronavirus is remdesivir, which was produced by Gilead Science. This decision will allow the usage to expand.
- Remdesivir was discovered and tested at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is for patients that have been hospitalized. President Donald Trump was treated with the drug during his hospital stay after testing positive for the coronavirus.
5 Democrats don’t actually want to do anything
- As coronavirus stimulus package talks have failed, again, proving that there won’t be any relief delivered before the general election on November 3, U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) voted against all stimulus.
- U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) said that they “could have done better,” but ultimately, “the Democrats don’t want anything.” Shelby even indicated that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is likely “looking down the road, maybe, until after the election.”
4. Jerry Carl to appear at a Trump rally
- Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl will speak at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Pensacola today. Carl, a candidate for Alabama First Congressional District, has been endorsed by Trump.
- Carl plans to talk about “economic development” during his allotted time. Carl said, “The last four years, the job market has gotten so good and, around the whole state, we got below 3% (unemployment) before Covid hit.” He’s also crediting Trump with this improvement.
3. Alabama is prepping for civil unrest
- In anticipation of riots and civil unrest after the November 3 general election, people across Alabama have been stocking up on ammunition, and the concerns have just been reinforced by the general unrest the country has seen in recent months.
- At The Gun Shop in Gadsden, employees said that ammunition for a 9mm is becoming harder to get, which drives the price up to three times what it normally is in some areas. The owner of Stone Arms Inc., Jeff Stone, has said that sales usually increase during an election year, but this year is “[n]ot even comparable” with previous election years.
2. Doug Jones must be trying to lose
- Former Vice President Joe Biden was featured in a new campaign email sent out by U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL), where Biden calls Jones an “old friend,” adding he needs “Doug’s help in the Senate.”
- The email from Biden continues on to say, “I always say this election is a battle for the soul of our country. In a few places are those stakes as clear as in Alabama.” Biden also emphasizes Jones’ record in the Senate. It states, “Every time we needed him to stand up for us, Doug Jones was there.”
1. Final presidential debate
- Last night, the final presidential debate was held in Nashville, Tennessee, and it was a much more substantive debate because the candidates allowed it to be. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden spent the evening declaring he never wanted to ban fracking (he did), he would end the oil and gas industry, and that no one lost their health insurance under Obamacare (they did). President Donald Trump’s sale’s pitch consisted of praising the economy he built and wants to rebuild, hammering Biden as a do-nothing politician and forcing Hunter Biden’s laptop into the conversation.
- Moderator Kristen Welker refused to bring up Hunter Biden’s laptop and even asked if it was real, even as President Trump pushed the story. The former vice president declared the whole thing as Russian misinformation in spite of the fact that Hunter Biden’s former business partner held a press conference prior to the debate accusing Joe Biden of being involved in selling access, released text messages affirming that and is prepared to head to Washington, D.C. for hearings.