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Ballot Battles, Biden and the Border Wall, Mr. Azar Goes to Taipei, Crossfire Hurricane

Written by on August 7, 2020

The McLaughlin Group — August 7, 2020

guest panelist this week is conservative strategist Matt Mackowiak 

Issue one: Ballot Battles

Rashida Tlaib wins her primary rematch with a larger margin of victory than in 2018, Cori Bush defeats a 20-year incumbent in Missouri, and Carolyn Maloney fends off a progressive challenger in New York. The panel discusses the significance of these results, plus mail-in ballots and election security as we head toward November.

Issue two: Don’t Tear Down That Wall

Joe Biden tried to take a middle road this week when he was asked if he would tear down the wall along the Mexican border. Biden said he would not, but pledged there would be no new wall constructed during his administration.

Issue three: Mr. Azar Goes to Taipei

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will soon visit Taiwan to recognize their response to the Coronavirus pandemic. But believing Taiwan to be a breakaway province, China views this as an affront to its national integrity.

Issue four: Crossfire Hurricane Season Continues

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday held its second oversight hearing in relation to the Crossfire Hurricane investigation.

Plus: predictions!




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