Monday Morning News Roundup: The Latest on 2020 Democrats and More

By The Stream Published on July 1, 2019

Here are some liberal shenanigans you might have missed over the weekend.

De Blasio Says Medicare for All Should Cover Gender Reassignment Surgery

New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, is the only Democratic presidential candidate who has said his Medicare for All plan would cover gender reassignment surgery. “Absolutely. We have to respect everyone’s medical needs,” de Blasio told a reporter. Read more here.

Here’s How Liberal Journalists Reacted After Andy Ngo’s Attack at a Portland Rally

Are liberal journalists victim blaming a journalist for the Antifa attack that left him with a brain bleed? “Andy Ngo is someone who antagonizes those he knows will react in a disproportionate way and this exact outcome was inevitable. Everyone knew it,” journalist Alheli Picazo told her followers. She also noted that Antifa’s members are ultimately responsible for their actions. Read more here.

‘Milkshake Them All’: Doesn’t This Statement Violate Twitter Policy?

“You may not engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so,” Twitter’s policy reads. So a liberal’s tweet about throwing milkshakes at conservative figures doesn’t violate that policy? It reads: “Milkshake them all. Humiliate them at every turn. Make them dread public organizing.” Read more here.

Hassan Likely Didn’t Notify Constituents Whose Data May Have Been Exposed, Despite Pushing Law Requiring it for Companies

Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan has been vocal, demanding companies tell affected people about security breaches. She also collects the social security numbers of constituents who contact her. But her office’s data was reportedly stolen by a blackmailer, and she does not appear to have let her constituents know about their risk of identity theft. Read more here.

2020 Democrats Are Struggling to Deal With Mitch McConnell

How would the 2020 Democratic contenders deal with Mitch McConnell and his Republican majority in the Senate? The question came up at the primary debates in Miami. The candidates offered vague or unrealistic answers. Read more here.

‘Isn’t That Effectively Open Borders?’: Stephanopoulos Challenges Julian Castro Over Immigration Proposals

Are Democrats, especially 2020 contender Julian Castro, in favor of open borders? George Stephanopoulos asked Castro on Sunday if his proposals to decriminalize illegal border crossings and provide health care to illegal immigrants amounts to open borders. That’s “just a right-wing talking point,” Castro said. Sure. Read more here.

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