Hunter Biden, Amy Coney Barrett, Campaign Trails, COVID Politics
Written by kslmadmin on October 16, 2020
The McLaughlin Group — October 16, 2020
guest panelist this week is Alexander Heffner of PBS
Issue one: Hunter’s Emails
The New York Post this week reported on an email from a senior Burisma official to Hunter Biden that appears to cast doubt on Joe Biden’s assertion that he never spoke to his son about his Ukraine business dealings. Social media giants Facebook and Twitter censored the story, suggesting that it might contain misinformation.
Issue two: ACB Goes to the Senate
Seeking confirmation to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett testified before the US Senate this week. Republicans praised ACB’s intellect and poise, while Democrats warned she might overturn gay rights and abortion-related laws.
Issue three: Campaign Trails
With election day just 2 and a half weeks away, the Trump and Biden campaigns exchange sharp blows. As each campaign enters its final run, the evolving narratives are clear: Trump says Biden is a forgetful puppet of the far left, while Biden says Trump is an incompetent liar.
Issue Four: COVID Politics
President Trump seems to be giving ground in his ongoing standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. At contention is the financial scale and distributive tenants of a second Coronavirus bailout.
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