Deborah Birx, the doctor in charge of coordinating the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has said that it is safe for Americans to go to the polls in November despite restrictions due to the pandemic.
In an interview with Just The News, Birx said that in recent months she has been traveling in her car to different Starbucks to place orders, also taking advantage of the social distancing measures employed by people, and taking into account the use of masks.
According to her experience shopping at Starbucks in different states that have presented an alarming number of cases of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) Virus, it is safe to go to the polls in person for the next election in November.
“If you go into Starbucks in the middle of Texas and Alabama and Mississippi that have very high case rates, then I can’t say that it would be different waiting in line in the polls,” Birx said.
Birx emphasized that this did not mean neglecting biosecurity measures, emphasizing the use of masks and social distancing. “I know there’s a way but you really do have to pay attention,” she said.
On Saturday, Aug. 22, the Democratic-leaning House implemented a $25 billion bill to fund the U.S. Postal Service, arguing the need to upgrade its operations.
Democrats have been bidding for funding for the postal service ahead of the November presidential election, saying there is a need to improve operations, while also aiming to implement remote voting amid the pandemic contingency.
As Just The News noted, the vote count was 257-150, with 26 Republicans joining Democrats in voting for the legislation.
For most Republican members of Congress, the measure implemented by the Democrats to rescue the U.S. Postal Service also favors unions that support the Democratic Party.
“Democrats want to dump billions of tax dollars into a broken system that they are now handcuffing through the rest of the pandemic,” said Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.).
“The Delivering for America Act does not deliver for all Americans but it does favor Democrat-backed unions,” Comer added.
Comer said that while Democrats have promoted the idea of implementing a postal service bailout for some months, the postal service’s own finances show that it does not need such funding.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, referring to the bill voted by the Democrats, said he would delay implementation of the changes until after the election and promised that the agency is “fully capable and committed to delivering the nation’s election mail securely and on time.”
Steve Cortes, a member of the White House Hispanic Advisory Council, said last week that outdated address systems and the realities of modern digital society meant that the mail could not be trusted for an election.
“There is no amount of money that can prepare the postal service for universal mail voting,” Cortes said.
President Donald Trump, has denounced the Democrats’ measures for wanting to use “mailboxes” to pick up ballots for the November presidential election, saying they only encourage fraud.
“So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a voter security disaster. Among other things, they make it possible for a person to vote multiple times. Also, who controls them, are they placed in Republican or Democrat areas? They are not Covid sanitized. A big fraud!,” President Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
President Trump promised that he will veto the bill pushed by the House.