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7 Things: Special session for prisons coming, Tuberville wants to know why monoclonal treatments are being rationed, Pfizer will seek approvals for 5-year-olds and more …

7. Media let down after calm September 18 rally

  • The rally held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend in support of those who rioted on January 6 drew a small crowd and a massive police presence. While many in the media presented this rally as having potential for violence, it never actually happened.
  • There were extensive efforts used by Capitol police before the rally, including using dump trucks to border the area and fencing. There was a small crowd, but it was enough to bring in some counter-protesters. There were four arrests made related to the event, two were probation violations, one was for carrying a handgun and another for carrying a knife.

6. Zeigler thinks we have a Joe Biden situation

  • State Auditor Jim Zeigler has regularly been making wild statements as he starts his campaign for governor, but now he has compared Governor Kay Ivey to President Joe Biden, saying she’s “not running the Governor’s office.”
  • Zeigler went on to say, “We have a Joe Biden situation in Montgomery,” alleging that instead, “Joe Bonner, is the chief of staff, and he is running things. He is the acting governor of Alabama.” Of course, Ziegler offered nothing to back up his claim, but it’s not the first time that he’s alleged Ivey is unfit for office.

5. We need accountability on drone strike

  • It’s been revealed that in the Kabul drone strike, there were several civilians killed, and now former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen has said that there needs to be accountability for the failed strike.
  • The target in the strike were ISIS-K members, but U.S. Central Command General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. has said that the August 29 strike most likely didn’t kill any members of the terrorist organization. The strike was ordered after an attack at the Kabul airport killed 13 U.S. military troops and 60 Afghans.

4. No amnesty for illegal aliens as 15,000 gather at the southern border

  • A massive mob of Haitian wannabe illegal immigrants was stopped under an overpass in Texas after a steady stream crossed the border upon receiving information about how the American government will not deport them. The number swelled to over 15,000 before the Biden administration finally decided it would start sending some of them back, which started yesterday.
  • Democrats, obviously, made this situation at the border worse by pushing for a massive illegal alien amnesty in their latest budget proposal but the Senate parliamentarian told them that was a no-go last night. The terrible argument for amnesty for “Dreamers” being a budget issue was that because they would pay taxes if they were legal, it, therefore, was tied to the budget as required by reconciliation rules. 

3. After FDA nukes Biden’s booster shot plan, Pfizer says vaccine works on kids

  • Last week, the Food and Drug Administration voted to not approve a plan for booster shots for all Americans over concerns about the data and the long-term safety and effectiveness, but they did approve them for those 65 and above and those who are high-risk. This week, we start with the news that Pfizer says their vaccine is effective among kids between the ages of five and 11 years old.
  • Pfizer says it will now seek FDA approval for the vaccinations as they say the lower doses show fewer side-effects, such as sore arms, fever or achiness. The world has largely kept the vaccinations to children over 12 with Cuba and China recently approving shots for children as young as two.

2. Tuberville: We need more answers on monoclonal antibody treatment restrictions

  • U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra demanding more answers on why the federal government is restricting access to monoclonal antibody treatment for the coronavirus in Alabama.
  • In his letter, Tuberville specifically mentioned how there seems to be more restrictions on Republican states and said that he’s “concerned that by seizing control of this critical supply chain, HHS will exert more power over states by restricting access to these treatments. The ability to withhold access is problematic in that it allows unelected bureaucrats at HHS to put undue political pressure on states to comply with whatever additional COVID-related mandates they deem appropriate.”

1. Ivey will call a special session for prison issue

  • It was expected, but Governor Kay Ivey has officially sent a letter to the Alabama State Legislature notifying every member of her intentions to all a special session to deal with the ongoing prison issues in the state.
  • Ivey said that there will be a formal call for the special session this week with the start date of September 27. She added that this is a chance “to lead our state in a bipartisan manner to solve a problem that has plagued us for decades and that, if not properly addressed, will continue to set us back for decades to come.”