The city of Carbondale in Pennsylvania has just under 10,000 residents and it was built on the coal mining and railroad industries. Some Pennsylvanians expressed their concerns about fiscal policy ahead of the election, including the topics of the economy and energy. From NTD News
Top officials for former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign are growing "increasingly worried" about insufficient black and Latino voter turnout in the battleground states such as Florida and Pennsylvania in the final stretch of the 2020 presidential election, according to a report.
Actor Bradley Cooper followed several of his Hollywood counterparts in urging Americans to get out and vote in a timely manner, warning Pennsylvanians, particularly, that “human decency is riding on this election.”
Yet another brain freeze from Former Vice President Joe Biden went viral Friday — a clip from an October 24 rally speech in Dallas, Pennsylvania, where he bizarrely failed to read the phrase “true international pressure” from his teleprompter. The disturbing moment, which went unnoticed until the Trump campaign isolated it on social media, came nearly ten minutes into Biden’s
First lady Melania Trump will travel to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin this weekend to campaign for the reelection efforts of her husband, President Donald Trump. Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. told the Daily Caller that Mrs. Trump will deliver remarks at “Make America Great Again” events scheduled to be held in West Bend, Wisconsin, and Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania. “First lady Melania Trump
Pennsylvania is now poised to join a regional climate change agreement that is based on faulty assumptions about carbon dioxide, according to scientists and researchers who have testified before the state’s General Assembly over the past year. In September, Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed legislation that would have prohibited his administration from imposing new environmental regulations without the approval of elected representatives in the House and Senate. Although the bill attracted bipartisan support in both chambers, Wolf made it clear in his veto message that he would move to bypass the General Assembly and act unliterally to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a compact widely known as RGGI that currently includes 10 New England and Mid-Atlantic States. Virginia is set to join in 2021 and Wolf has Pennsylvania scheduled to join in 2022. “Addressing the global climate crisis is one of the most important and critical challenges we face,” Wolf said in his veto message. “This legislation is extremely harmful to public health and welfare as it prevents the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection from taking any measure or action to abate, control or limit carbon dioxide emissions, a greenhouse gas and a major contributor to climate change impacts, without prior approval of the General Assembly.” But in recent testimony before the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, Caleb Stewart Rossiter, executive director of the CO2 Coalition, a Virginia-based nonprofit, told committee members that science is not on the side of Wolf’s regulatory proposal. “We are not in a CO2-driven climate crisis,” Rossiter said when he testified this past summer. “That is the scientific fact.” In fact, “there are benefits to Co2 emissions,” Rossiter explained, “since the molecule is a crucial plant and plankton food.” Rossiter, a former professor of statistics, mathematics and public policy at American University, also described RGGI as “an act of economic, health, and environmental suicide” that “will raise electricity prices, increase health problems and mortality, and damage the environment.” Cap and Trade RGGI makes use of a “cap and trade” system among participating states where electric utilities that emit more greenhouse gases than their assigned cap must purchase allowances at an auction to offset their excess emissions. Wolf’s Department of Environmental Protection estimates that his proposed regulation would reduce carbon emissions by about 188 million tons between 2022 and 2030. The environmental department also claims that RGGI will create more than 30,000 jobs while reducing air pollution. “Changing climate patterns have caused and will continue to cause impacts to Pennsylvania’s public health, infrastructure, emergency services and also disrupt major economic contributors like agriculture, tourism and recreation,” Hayley L. Book, a senior advisor on energy and climate for the Wolf administration, warned state senators during testimony this past June. While she anticipates that RGGI will produce “significant health and environmental benefits for Pennsylvania,” others are not so sure. Rossiter was just one of several witnesses who have challenged and questioned the arguments underpinning Wolf’s climate change regulations. ‘Greening’ of the Earth Kevin Dayaratna, a research fellow and principal statistician at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington D.C., testified before the Pennsylvania House energy committee almost one year ago last October. Dayaratna told committee members that it would be a mistake for Pennsylvania to implement new environmental regulations based on climate models that did not account for the benefits of CO2. As part of his testimony, the Heritage researcher cited a recent study that described how CO2 emissions led to a “greening” of the Earth between 1982 and 2009. “It is fundamentally important for any of these models to take into account the benefits of these CO2 emissions, as well as the costs,” Dayaratna explained during his testimony. But since some of the models only include costs while excluding the benefits “they are completely disingenuous,” he said. Dayaratna also drove home the point that the models are based on assumptions that are open to manipulation. “The sheer fact that these models can be manipulated to get pretty much any result you want illustrates the danger of using them in regulatory policy,” he said. Dayaratna elaborated on some of the key points from his testimony in an interview while also challenging the assumptions underpinning Wolf’s regulatory proposal. “There has indeed been global warming, but much of it is caused by natural influences and much of the global warming occurred in the pre-industrial age and cannot be attributed to human emissions,” he explained. “I like to refer to it as lukewarming. The climate models greatly overstate the amount of warming that has occurred and is likely to occur. Human CO2 emissions are definitely responsible for some warming, but much of it is also the result of natural influences and this lukewarming we have experienced, which is fairly mild, has benefits that are overlooked.” ‘Scientific Consensus’ Wolf first announced he was taking “executive action” to combat climate change just a few weeks before the House hearing in October 2019. “Climate change is the most critical environmental threat confronting the world, and power generation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions,” Wolf said in a press release. “Given the urgency of the climate crisis facing Pennsylvania and the entire planet, the commonwealth must continue to take concrete, economically sound and immediate steps to reduce emissions. Joining RGGI will give us that opportunity to better protect the health and safety of our citizens.” In his public statements Wolf points to a “scientific consensus” on climate change that calls out for drastic action in the form anti-emissions regulations. He also frequently describes CO2 a pollutant that must be curtailed and regulated. But Dayaratna is not convinced there ever was a consensus on how much influence human activity has on the climate. He also does not view CO2 as a pollutant. “Carbon dioxide is a naturally occurring, colorless, odorless nontoxic gas and I do not believe it is a pollutant in the same way that soot and smog are pollutants,” he said. “But even if you’re someone who views CO2 as a pollutant it would make more sense to let the free market work and allow the natural gas revolution in Pennsylvania to continue reducing emissions without introducing expensive new regulations that will only raise electricity prices.” CO2 a ‘Minor Player’ David Legates, professor of climatology at the University of Delaware, was among the other witnesses who took issue with the notion of a “climate consensus” during the hearing. In September, the Trump administration appointed Legates as the deputy assistant secretary of commerce for observation and prediction at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. While it’s evident that atmospheric CO2 has increased in response to human activity, the idea that CO2 is the primary driver of climate change has been overstated, Legates explained in his testimony. “What underlies all attempts at climate stabilization is a belief that carbon dioxide is a magical control knob for the Earth’s climate, thus draconian measures are being suggested to achieve greenhouse gas reductions in a vain attempt to alleviate future disastrous weather events,” Legates said in his remarks to the House committee. “As a climatologist who’s studied the Earth’s climate for nearly 40 years, I have learned that carbon dioxide does not dictate the climate. It is merely a minor player in climate change. Water vapor is the most important greenhouse gas and accounts for nearly 90 percent of the net warming of the planet due to the radiative impact of the Earth’s atmosphere.” Legates also encouraged lawmakers to consider a larger historical view when addressing the implications of climate change. Human civilizations have “thrived under warmer conditions” but struggled under colder conditions, he noted. “More vegetation and longer growing seasons are partly responsible, but, simply put, colder temperatures kill more people than warmer temperatures,” Legates said. “We have currently entered a warmer period in human history, but I do not believe humans are responsible for most of this warming as many other factors exist that cause climate to change.”
Thousands of voters in Butler County, Pennsylvania, said have they never received their ballots. Nearly 40,000 registered voters in the county requested mail-in ballots, but only about 24 percent of them have been returned back to the county so far, authorities said. “At first we thought that maybe it just was a delay in the postal system” due to the high number of requests, Leslie Osche, chair of the Butler County commissioners, was quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as saying. “And that could still be the case. But nonetheless, when we realized that, we changed our strategy and now have begun to tell folks that if they haven’t received a ballot, they still have multiple options.” “Our main focus—because it’s too late now to worry about this—we need to make sure we get these people their ballots,” Osche added. A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) spokesperson told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the agency is “unaware of any significant delays or issues and is in regular contact with the Board of Election as we work to locate and deliver ballots as they are presented to us.” As of Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania cannot apply for a mail-in or absentee ballot. A local county official, Aaron Sheasley, told CNN Friday that the county has received more than 10,000 phone calls about information related to the ballots that were requested but not received. “Somewhere between the post office and the Pittsburgh sorting facility something happened,” Sheasley told the network. “We don’t know what.” He added: “We haven’t given out any numbers” about the number of missing ballots “because we simply don’t know.” Speaking to CNN, Chuck Bugar, president of the American Postal Workers Union Pittsburgh chapter, said there is no record that suggests the missing ballots in Butler County made it to a Postal Service facility. “There’s no pile of ballots that have been taken from the Butler County election committee that are sitting around,” Bugar said. “There’s no record or indication that they entered the mail stream. There’s paperwork that goes along with it.” Butler County voted for President Donald Trump over Democrat rival Hillary Clinton in 2016 about 66 percent to 29 percent. The county is located north of Pittsburgh and has approximately 150,000 registered voters. In 2020, both Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden have been holding events and rallies, vying to secure the key battleground state with 20 electoral votes. The county told the Post-Gazette that voters can come to the Bureau of Elections and vote in person, provide them with identification, and officials will then give them a new mail-in ballot that a voter can return immediately. The original ballot that was mailed will be voided. They also said that voters can vote at a local polling place in the county. Other alternatives are also provided.
President Donald Trump let loose on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) during a rally in Michigan on Friday, claiming that the freshman congresswoman “loves” Yemen but “doesn’t love our country.” While speaking at the rally, Trump was pondering if Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would run for president again when he shifted his attention to Omar. “I don’t know,” Trump said, pointing
Republicans asking to block a three-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Pennsylvania were shot down for a second time on Thursday by the Supreme Court. This means the current rule stands and there will be no court intervention before the election. Without time to “fully review” written arguments, new #SCOTUS Justice Barrett did not participate in two last-minute
Over the past few days, Democrats have been getting very cocky going into the presidential election election because of the many polls that show Democratic presidential nominee being ahead of President Donald Trump. The radically leftwing filmmaker Michael Moore, however, isn’t having any of it. He spoke out on Thursday to warn Americans “don’t believe” the polls before the 2020
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What the voters and taxpayers of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania expect from top law enforcement officials is even handed justice. What they get in that city and that state are hard leftists masquerading as law enforcement officials. Police in Philadelphia are fully capable of restoring peace. The open question is whether the mayor and Larry Krasner, the former defense
A deadlocked Supreme Court has refused emergency requests seeking to rein in extended deadlines for the receipt of ballots in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina in the Nov. 3 elections, but the court’s newest member did not participate in the decisions. One of the reasons her supporters gave for expediting the U.S. Senate confirmation of the newest member of the court, Justice Amy Coney Barrett, was that doing so would make her available to break any potential 4–4 tie votes in important cases related to the ongoing elections. During her recent confirmation hearings, Barrett refused to discuss election-related cases or whether she would recuse herself from such cases. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the judicial oath to Barrett on Oct. 27, making her the 103rd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. A press release from the court dated Oct. 26 previewing the swearing-in ceremony stated, “Upon administration of that oath, she will be able to begin to participate in the work of the Court.” The Supreme Court’s Public Information Office (PIO) did not immediately respond to a request from The Epoch Times to explain Barrett’s non-participation. Amy Howe reports at SCOTUSblog that the PIO informed her the new justice did not take part in the Pennsylvania application because she “opted not to participate to allow the justices to act on the motion quickly and because she had not yet had an opportunity to fully review the filings in the case.” Late Oct. 28, the court denied Pennsylvania Republicans’ second emergency request aimed at undoing a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that forces the state’s election officials to accept mail-in ballots received up to three days after Election Day. In the case, Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Boockvar, Republicans asked the U.S. Supreme Court to fast-track consideration of whether the state court “usurped the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s plenary authority” to decide how members of the Electoral College are appointed. They also wanted the high court to decide “whether the [state court] majority’s extension and presumption are preempted by federal statutes that establish a uniform nationwide federal Election Day.” Pennsylvania is among the most hotly contested states for the Nov. 3 presidential election. President Donald Trump won the state in 2016 by 44,292 votes out of more than 6 million cast. He secured 48.2 percent of the popular vote in the state, beating Democrat Hillary Clinton, who won 47.5 percent. Pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes out of the 270 a candidate needs to win the presidency. The 4–4 decision leaves in place the state supreme court ruling that in addition to extending the receipt deadline also requires election officials to presume that any ballot received by the extended deadline that lacks an intelligible postmark was mailed by Election Day. In the Oct. 28 ruling, Justice Samuel Alito filed a dissenting opinion that was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch. Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the three liberal justices—Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor—to refuse the application. Barrett didn’t participate. The court’s handling “of the important constitutional issue raised by this matter has needlessly created conditions that could lead to serious post-election problems,” Alito wrote. “The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has issued a decree that squarely alters an important statutory provision enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature pursuant to its authority under the Constitution of the United States to make rules governing the conduct of elections for federal office.” “It would be highly desirable to issue a ruling on the constitutionality of the State Supreme Court’s decision before the election. That question has national importance, and there is a strong likelihood that the State Supreme Court decision violates the Federal Constitution.” On Oct. 19, before Barrett was confirmed, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Pennsylvania Republicans’ first emergency request in the case, also on a 4–4 vote. The U.S. Supreme Court also refused two related applications regarding North Carolina elections, Berger v. North Carolina Board of Elections and Moore v. Circosta. The Berger application was disposed of on Oct. 29; the Moore application, the day before. In both cases, Roberts joined the three liberal justices in voting to reject the application. Barrett did not take part in the two cases. In 2016 in North Carolina, Trump won 49.8 percent of the votes cast in the state, triumphing over Clinton who received 46.2 percent of the votes. Trump received 173,315 more votes than Clinton received. The Tar Heel State has 15 electoral votes. State Republicans and the Trump campaign asked the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back the extension of the deadline for the receipt of mail-in ballots that allowed those ballots to be accepted up to nine days after Election Day. The North Carolina Alliance for Retired Americans argued that a Nov. 6 receipt deadline should be extended even further in light of the ongoing pandemic. A state court approved a consent agreement between the group and the state’s elections board that extended the deadline for mail-in ballots by another six days, to Nov. 12. Republican state lawmakers sued in federal court along with the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee but the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals refused Oct. 20 to invalidate the consent agreement. Dissenting Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson reportedly urged the unsuccessful parties to “take this case up to the Supreme Court immediately.” Justice Gorsuch wrote in a dissent in the Moore case the board’s “last-minute changes … invite confusion, risk altering election outcomes, and in the process threaten voter confidence in the results.”
Thousands of mail-in ballots requested by voters in Butler County, Pennsylvania, could be lost, a county official estimated on Wednesday.
Townhall Review – October 31, 2020 Hugh Hewitt and Arizona Senator Martha McSally talk about her re-election campaign against former astronaut Mark Kelly. Charlie Kirk talks about a battleground state that could ultimately decide who our next president is; that state is Pennsylvania. Salem staged virtual “Townhall Forums” earlier this month with Dennis Prager, Larry Elder, Sebastian Gorka, and Charlie Kirk to talk about the election and other challenges facing our country. Hugh Hewitt talks with North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis about the battle for control of the Senate and his Senate challenger, Democrat Cal Cunningham. Charlie Kirk talks about damaging email evidence found in a laptop computer that allegedly belonged to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Mike Gallagher talks about his concern about the reliability of mail-in ballots. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top election official said Thursday that mail-in ballots received by counties in the presidential battleground state within three days after polls close will count, although she also cautioned that more litigation could change that. Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar also said, however, that those late-arriving ballots will be counted separately, for the sake of “effective
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Philadelphia mayor imposes curfew after second night of protests over killing of Black man said to be suffering mental breakdownProtests continued in Philadelphia as more details emerged on Wednesday about the police killing of 27-year-old Walter Wallace after his family had called for medical assistance when he was having a mental health crisis.Civil rights campaigners fiercely questioned the way police departments handle people suffering a mental health problem, not just in relation to the shooting of Wallace but across the US. Continue reading...
A Democratic mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is endorsing President Donald Trump. The mayor of Carbondale, Justin Taylor, has been a Democrat his whole life, but now says the Democratic Party has changed and is moving toward socialism. He’s endorsing Trump in part because he spurred economic growth, and slashed corporate tax rates. From NTD News
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Rioters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, targeted a group of Jews at protests Tuesday evening against the police shooting of an armed black man, calling them names, shoving them, and chasing them from the scene. The protests marked the second night of unrest since police shot Walter Wallace, Jr., who had brandished a knife at them. A video of the confrontation shows
The First Lady Melania Trump made her return to the campaign trail for her husband on Tuesday, and she held nothing back as she directly attacked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by name, branding him as a “socialist.” “Joe Biden’s policies and socialist agenda will only serve to destroy America and all that has been built in the past four
For decades before he worked for the president, Donald Trump’s director of Election Day operations has called out and made allegations of voter fraud by the Democratic party, building a lucrative career in the process. His name is Mike Roman, and this year he’s claiming an increase in mail ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic will allow Democrats to cheat and steal the election, despite little evidence. [embedded content] Roman is best known for promoting a video of apparent voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers outside a polling place in his hometown of Philadelphia in 2008. Filed weeks before George W Bush left office, the justice department investigated the incident that was cited as evidence of Democrats seeking to influence the election. The case was later dropped because it lacked evidence. In the decade after, Roman stayed busy. He wrote about alleged election fraud for conservative websites like Breitbart News. He managed a research unit for the Koch network, did consulting work for various Republicans and oversaw poll watching for Trump’s 2016 campaign. These days he’s focused on peddling the same myth in his hometown of Philadelphia, a key city in the battleground of Pennsylvania that could determine the outcome of the election. Earlier this year, Roman visited battleground states and worked with local candidates and parties to recruit volunteers to monitor election sites. The Trump campaign hasn’t released information about the number of volunteer observers it has recruited in each state but claims it has established a 50,000-plus army of volunteers across an array of swing states. “This is one of the things about Mike Roman, is that he’s helping assemble this massive team of volunteers to ‘observe’ satellite voting places and it truly is voter intimidation, plain and simple,” said Tiffany Muller, president of Let America Vote, a voter’s right organization. Trump’s campaign sued Philadelphia this month over city officials preventing campaign representatives from watching residents register to vote or fill out mail ballots in satellite election offices. Prior to the lawsuit, Roman tweeted out a video of one of Trump’s observers being escorted out of the City Hall offices by Philadelphia police, claiming that “Trump observers [were] being blocked entry to all of the satellite voting locations in Philly”. Mike Roman (@mikeroman) Philly Election Official says City Hall is NOT a public building!! TRUMP observer thrown out of City Hall! what are they doing?? pic.twitter.com/QufmAfdSIA September 30, 2020 The video was shared by Eric Trump and President Trump, both claiming the incident was proof of “corruption” against the Trump campaign. But later, it would come to light that one of the supporters law enforcement escorted out of City Hall was James Fitzpatrick, the Pennsylvania director of Election Day operations for the Trump campaign. He was recording video on his cellphone, being disruptive and refused to leave when asked. The campaign lost the lawsuit and the appeal. But the loss hasn’t stopped the Trump campaign or its supporters from trying to observe the satellite election offices. Trump’s campaign spent some time last week surveilling and videotaping voters dropping off mail ballots at Philadelphia City Hall. Pennsylvania’s attorney general warned that the campaign’s actions fall outside of permitted poll watching practices and could lead to voter intimidation. On Monday, Roman posted a picture of a voter with five ballots on Twitter, alleging a Trump volunteer alerted election staff in Philadelphia of the crime. There’s no proof the voter was in Philadelphia or a crime was committed. In Pennsylvania, if a voter has a disability they can designate someone to deliver their ballot. Roman’s personal blog and Twitter feed are filled with similar claims, with many posts targeting Pennsylvania. He has falsely accused the US Postal Office in Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, of having an anti-Trump sticker on its front door and asserted a random, unrelated theft of a laptop and USB devices at a Philadelphia election board warehouse may have compromised the election. Despite many of Roman’s allegations of voter fraud being relatively new, it’s clear he’s been building his narrative for decades. In 1993, Roman worked on a special election campaign in Philadelphia where voter fraud occurred. After Democrat William Stinson seemingly won the election against Republican Bruce Marks by a narrow margin, Marks campaign successfully argued in court that some of his opponent’s campaign workers went to a neighborhood with a large Latino population and bribed, tricked and coached residents into voting for Stinson by mail. The judge threw out all mail ballots and declared Marks the election winner. “That’s one of a handful of [voter fraud] cases in which the allegations of fraud were about absentee voting,” said Lorraine Minnite, a political scientist at the University of Rutgers Camden. “You could call it fraud, you could also call it voter intimidation, because some of that activity involved pressuring people to vote a certain way – by mail ballot – and telling them they were eligible to vote a new way when Pennsylvania actually had pretty strict rules.” That case could herald Roman’s tactics ahead of the election results next week. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Philadelpiha MUST HAVE POLLWATCHERS! October 27, 2020 Just days before the election and hours after Roman made his last claim of voter fraud in Philadelphia, Trump tweeted on Tuesday morning: “Philadelpiha [sic] MUST HAVE POLLWATCHERS!”
First lady Melania Trump traveled to Pennsylvania Tuesday, where she touted President Donald Trump’s record in the White House and concluded that the “American spirit is stronger than the virus.” “Since earlier this year, our country has felt the effects of a global pandemic,” the first lady said. “Like many of you, I have experienced the first-hand effects of COVID-19,
First Lady Melania Trump delivered remarks in Atglen, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday and called out Democrats and the establishment media for their display of “hatred” against her husband, his administration, and their supporters. While the Chinese coronavirus began to spread across the globe, Democrats focused solely on removing President Trump from office, “wasting America taxpayer dollars in a sham impeachment,” Trump said.
The Pennsylvania National Guard was mobilized in Philadelphia in a bid to quell riots and unrest following overnight violence that left around 30 officers injured in the wake of an officer-involved shooting death of a black man who was allegedly armed with a knife. Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has mobilized the National Guard to Philadelphia in response to the unrest that started on Monday evening, officials told the Philadelphia Inquirer. Several hundred guardsmen are slated to be deployed within the next 24 to 48 hours, confirmed Lt. Col. Keith Hickox, a spokesperson for the Pennsylvania National Guard. Hickox said the Guard will assist police in “protecting life, property, and the right to peacefully assemble and protest.” He said their role would be similar to the role played during the George Floyd protests and riots in Philadelphia earlier this year. Pennsylvania National Guard “members are well-trained and well-prepared to assist the commonwealth and its communities in any way they can,” a spokesperson for Wolf told the paper. Police officers move in formation during a protest in response to the police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr. in Philadelphia, Penn., on Oct. 26, 2020. (Jessica Griffin/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) “At the direction of Governor Wolf, and PEMA, the Pennsylvania National Guard is mobilizing several hundred members in support of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and assist local agencies in protecting life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest,” Hickox said in a longer statement on Tuesday afternoon. “Assisting civil authorities during times of need is one of our core missions in the National Guard and our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen are well-trained and well-prepared to assist our commonwealth and our communities in any way we can. We are able to conduct operations in support of civil authorities to enhance local law enforcement’s ability to provide continued public safety and critical infrastructure security.” The Philadelphia Police Department will also increase its presence across the city, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said on Tuesday. “For today and this evening, we anticipate the chance of additional incidents of civil unrest and, as such, we will be taking additional steps to ensure order,” Outlaw said. People stand near the scene of a police shooting after police officers fatally shot a man during a confrontation in Philadelphia, Penn.,on Oct. 26, 2020. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP) The White House also confirmed it would provide “federal resources” in Philadelphia if needed. At least 30 officers were injured, including one who was hospitalized, and about 90 people were arrested during the night of unrest, Outlaw said. The unrest was sparked by the shooting death of 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., who was brandishing a knife and wouldn’t put it down as he approached officers who had guns drawn, officials said. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, in a statement, said an investigation is underway. “We intend to go where the facts and law lead us and to do so carefully, without rushing to judgment and without bias of any kind,” he said, adding, “In the hours and days following this shooting, we ask Philadelphians to come together to uphold people’s freedom to express themselves peacefully and to reject violence of any kind.”
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke out on Tuesday to say that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has “lost” the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania because of comments he made about the oil and fracking industry. “Oh, no doubt about it, that moment on the debate stage was Joe Biden’s death knell,” McEnany said while appearing on “America’s Newsroom.”