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Romney says government's
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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/29/2020 8:31:57 AM

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) didn't criticize President Trump by name on Tuesday night, but he did share his disappointment with the federal government's initial response to the coronavirus outbreak, saying the speed of it "looked slow compared to other people. That first phase will not stand out as a great moment in American leadership. We didn't look real strong, and that's kind of an understatement." He made his remarks during a video chat with Georgetown University students, The Washington Post reports. Romney had a weak relationship with Trump prior to voting for one of the two articles of impeachment against him

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Reply 1 - Posted by: MMC 4/29/2020 8:39:56 AM (No. 395148)
Mitt Who? Go pound sand President Trump acted in timely fashion, worked tirelessly to assist states needing medical supplies - not replaced at national and state levels by previous administrations. You know what? He didn’t whine - wring hands- he got job done. Best: he allowed Governor state leadership. What we all have witnessed: states like Michigan, leadership devolved into tyrant dictatorship with stranglehold on economy. So Mitt- you armchair quarterback- try being useful-
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Reply 2 - Posted by: smsnod 4/29/2020 8:45:04 AM (No. 395154)
Granted I don't have a 50,000' view of the problem, but I thought things went as well or better than than expected & a lot better than they would have with democrats at the helm.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/29/2020 8:46:39 AM (No. 395159)
I so deeply regret supporting this unctuous, self-promoting weasel.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Safari Man 4/29/2020 8:47:48 AM (No. 395160)
Funny how Romney's always in the headlines because he is critical of Trump. He's John McCain reincarnated with greasy hair.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rumblehog 4/29/2020 8:52:25 AM (No. 395163)
I can't stand this guy.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: udanja99 4/29/2020 8:52:33 AM (No. 395164)
Shut up, Mittens. I want my vote and my donation back.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Quigley 4/29/2020 8:52:37 AM (No. 395165)
Criticism without constructiveness. Typical of the low energy types. It’s just too much work to actually do something. So mittens, tell us the constructive things you’ve done regarding this crisis. You’re rich and powerful. What have you done with your wealth and power to alleviate this crisis? Tell us your actual decisions and actions. Give us some examples of great leadership that you have in mind. Give us examples of your great leadership. We need some context for your statements.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 4/29/2020 9:01:43 AM (No. 395167)
Funny how Romney never has anything constructive to add to a problem, just criticism of what Trump did or didn't do. No matter what he does, he won't get another shot at the presidency. The base will make sure of that, just like they dispatched Heb!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Miceal 4/29/2020 9:02:03 AM (No. 395169)
Mittens would NOT know leadership if it leaned over and chewed off what's left of his backside. Just go away Mittens, go away...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: janjan 4/29/2020 9:04:51 AM (No. 395175)
And you sir, will not die as a respected Statesman. You will go away with the disrespect you deserve.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: FunOne 4/29/2020 9:07:33 AM (No. 395178)
Romney had the Benghazi debacle fresh on his plate a week before his debate and didn't even mention it. That certainly will "will not stand out as a great moment in American leadership". Sadly, I will take to my grave the painful fact that I recorded a vote for both Romney and McCain even though the only other option was Obama.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Captleemo 4/29/2020 9:07:50 AM (No. 395179)
Romney, Your opinion means nothing.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Axeman 4/29/2020 9:08:11 AM (No. 395180)
The lockdowns will be seen in hindsight to have been a terrible mistake.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jethro bo 4/29/2020 9:08:31 AM (No. 395181)
This from a guy that got his clock cleaned by an empty chair (ah la Clint Eastwood).
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Rama41 4/29/2020 9:09:19 AM (No. 395183)
Wonder when he'll come out with a Biden endorsement.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/29/2020 9:09:56 AM (No. 395185)
This little beat-dog keeps tapping. Most of the problems were moaning and groaning from Democrats at the State level. I've heard tons about the bleach. And I remember that most of Trump's COVID Response team worked for Democrats. And I also recall that within the last 10 years, we had a GOP candidate who was advised to make a really questionable remark about the differences between men and women, i think with regard to education. It turned out a Democrat plant was feeding him these lines for a cued and prepared press to ambush him. I really dont care if Trump spouts nonsense, because i know its source, and he is surrounded by 'experts' who are NOT his friends.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: BarryNo 4/29/2020 9:13:10 AM (No. 395190)
I simply ADORE how my phone changes things with spellcheck: 'yap-dog' for 'beat-dog' in the above. And 'yapping', not 'tapping'.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DARling 4/29/2020 9:26:55 AM (No. 395208)
Trump has had to fight with democrats every step of the way, starting with the China travel ban. Then he was accused of not doing enough, fast enough, at the same time Nancy and the gang were advocating interaction with the Chinese like the lapdogs that they are. It is a shame that Mitt Romney can't find a better way to channel his energy during these trying times. I think he's just bent out of shape over being excluded from the task force of republican senators. Can anyone blame the president for not wanting a backstabber like Romney on his team? Leaders lead and sometimes make mistakes along the way. Losers just continue to behave like the losers that they are. They only criticize, rather than contribute.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: qr4j 4/29/2020 9:27:52 AM (No. 395209)
Why does he open his yap? Does he think his ramblings will ingratiate himself amongst voters? Or are his comments intended to secure him an invitation to the next cocktail party -- at which he won't drink cocktails (Mormons don't do alcohol)? STFU!
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger 4/29/2020 9:31:09 AM (No. 395215)
You mean like the leadership you displayed when you let Candy Crowley turn you into a pretzel?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/29/2020 9:35:05 AM (No. 395220)
What a pitiful excuse for a man, an American and a human being. I detest him almost as much as Hillary.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 4/29/2020 9:35:46 AM (No. 395221)
Pierre Delicto is a coward. He’s decided the wind is blowing this way, so that is the way he windsurfs.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/29/2020 9:37:50 AM (No. 395229)
This is one Mormon you just wish had a bunch of "sister wives" that all looked and sounded like Hillary.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ARKfamily 4/29/2020 9:38:28 AM (No. 395232)
Excuse me, Mitt, but you can't have it both ways. If governors of states now have the power to reopen economies, then they were the ones that were slow to respond in January because that is when President Trump started the process.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/29/2020 9:41:15 AM (No. 395235)
Mitt is a Narcissist of the first order. It's ME or the Highway... What a gigantic P. O. Schiff.!
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Reply 26 - Posted by: john56 4/29/2020 9:45:45 AM (No. 395242)
While you were voting yes on one count of impeachment and no on another. Just shaddup, Mittens. Every day I hear you spout something out of your pie hole, I wish I was a Utah voter in 2018 so I could vote for your Democrat opponents. At least when that guy stabs us in the back I know it's coming.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Lawsy0 4/29/2020 9:51:12 AM (No. 395246)
Pierre Delecto knows that he couldn't have done any better, but he will carp anyway just to keep his poison pen out in the public.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: chance_232 4/29/2020 9:59:36 AM (No. 395264)
This is the very definition of Monday morning quarterbacking. Notice..... he didnt come out with recomendations in January, or February or even March. Now with 4 months to think about it, he criticizes after the fact.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: proactus 4/29/2020 10:01:22 AM (No. 395270)
As my Grandmother used to say; "Consider the source."
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Reply 30 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 4/29/2020 10:09:30 AM (No. 395286)
Shut up, Mitt. I regret that I voted for you in 2012, should have sat that election out.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Lazyman 4/29/2020 10:09:56 AM (No. 395288)
He should be concerned with China's response.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Pearson365 4/29/2020 10:20:48 AM (No. 395304)
Romney is surely hoping that Joe Biden is confused enough to select him as VP. Unfortunately for the slimey Mitt, Biden has just enough brain cells left to know that he would never sniff Romney’s hair, let alone reach up Mitt’s pant leg. If not Joe’s VP, then Romney may be hoping that either Hillary or Michelle selects him to be VP when one of these two replaces Biden as President due to his increasing dementia.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: TJ54 4/29/2020 10:25:03 AM (No. 395310)
Mittens? You mean the wimp who lost the second presidential debate to Tubby Crowley? Go away loser
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Rather Read 4/29/2020 10:30:01 AM (No. 395320)
And who stopped flights from China very early? What would you have the president do - stand up and yell stop? I think he has done a good job, and you are a sore loser.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: ToryWhite 4/29/2020 10:34:47 AM (No. 395328)
Romney's hatred of President Trump is the only thing we hear.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Strike3 4/29/2020 10:39:17 AM (No. 395331)
The pepper and salt haired buffoon comes up with a true statement every now and then but I'm sure it was meant as a slam against Donald Trump. The President has been backed into a corner, not by the democrats but by world opinion and the medical industry. Even though most of us agree that the shutdown was ill-conceived for most of the US, the inflated numbers that their computers were spitting out in Frebruary and March were scary indeed. Any person in the Oval Office at the time would have made that decision although I suspect a democrat would have immediately played the little Napoleon that some of the state governors are playing. So, even though this sounds like a true assumption, go to hell, Romney.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 4/29/2020 11:08:08 AM (No. 395364)
Thanks again, so much, voters of Utah. You voted for your co-religionist, who is a fool. Everybody point and laugh at Pierre Delecto.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/29/2020 11:11:45 AM (No. 395369)
That "first phase" was all based on official government experts from the CDC (failed testing kits delayed things by weeks), and other official government entities. Remember, Fauci has stated that President Trump followed ALL of their recommendations as they were given.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: mc squared 4/29/2020 11:14:31 AM (No. 395378)
Next to speak about the virus: Pee Wee Herman. Romney is the opening act.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: DVC 4/29/2020 11:16:12 AM (No. 395380)
Romney will never be remembered as anything except a backstabbing, useless loser.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Italiano 4/29/2020 11:32:11 AM (No. 395412)
Nor will losing a Presidential debate to Candy Crowley...preening pussy.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 4/29/2020 11:45:10 AM (No. 395428)
Oh shut up you worthless coward! You wouldn’t fight Obama for the office...but you will sure fight our duly elected POTUS! Moron Mittens!
9 people like this.

Reply 43 - Posted by: JediJerry 4/29/2020 11:47:47 AM (No. 395432)
Geeeezus this man has gone completely mad. So what are you saying Mister Big Loser? That if you were the President you would be standing out as the greatest leader of all time in the free world? Is that what you are trying to suggest? Frankly, I believe you are severely Trump Deranged, have a ginormous man-crush on him, and are as jealous as hell of the fabulous success he is having. All I might add in spite of you, who is acting like a rabid chihuahua beeyatch dog nipping at his heels and constantly barking wildly with a frothy drooling mouth.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/29/2020 11:50:56 AM (No. 395434)
Maybe if Romney wasn't deep in his own form of mental agony, trying to decide if he could get away with railroading an innocent man of his own party during impeachment, he would have noticed that Trump WAS busily doing his job, setting up the responses needed for the virus outbreak coming. But Mitt being Mitt, he was too busily wetting his finger and trying to decide how best to undermine our president, without bringing harm to himself.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: hershey 4/29/2020 12:14:12 PM (No. 395469)
What? Why don't you let your wife load you in a crate on your station wagon and take a trip somewhere far far away, like another galaxy...I'm sure Jabba the Hut or The Dark Lord will take you in...
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Reply 46 - Posted by: bighambone 4/29/2020 12:28:28 PM (No. 395480)
One thing is for sure, Romney’s Monday morning quarterbacking of the government’s response to the Chinese corona virus will not stand out as a great moment in American leadership. Remember the virus invasion of the USA was an unprecedented event with decision makers having to take quick action based upon the limited data and information that was available to them at the time and not today.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 4/29/2020 12:37:04 PM (No. 395489)
Bitterness and envy are so unattractive.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: moonlightflip 4/29/2020 12:47:50 PM (No. 395502)
Liberal univ. students are about the only group that would listen to a speech by this guy.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: MDConservative 4/29/2020 12:54:48 PM (No. 395511)
Mitt making another pre-campaign appearance. November is coming...
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Reply 50 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 4/29/2020 1:16:27 PM (No. 395532)
Judas Iscariot, a Quisling, Benedict Arnold, Butt-Hurt fey John Kerry-clone saboteur. Appropriate referencing to this fallen, hubris-attuned loser.
3 people like this.

Reply 51 - Posted by: rusino 4/29/2020 1:27:26 PM (No. 395547)
Who is Mitt Romney and why should I care what he has to say?
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Reply 52 - Posted by: skacmar 4/29/2020 3:18:05 PM (No. 395611)
Mitt, you're an idiot, but you are right about one thing. Part of the federal government did have a very disappointing response to the Corona virus pandemic. The US CONGRESS has spent most of the pandemic hiding away, only to pop their heads out to criticize the President who was actually still working. Congress was quick to pat themselves on the back for passing the CARE Act and the refunding of the PPE, but that took forever and was like pulling teeth to get them to actually do it and show up to work.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: Anti_democRAT 4/29/2020 3:36:32 PM (No. 395625)
yes and it is your response that i question
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Reply 54 - Posted by: XCenturion 4/29/2020 6:03:11 PM (No. 395706)
Romney has all the appeal of a tick on a horses rump! When Mittens time is up on this earth he has assured himself a spot in hell right next to John McCain.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: or gate 4/29/2020 6:52:16 PM (No. 395753)
mitten is the slow one.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: JimBob 4/29/2020 8:57:40 PM (No. 395836)
Remember what THEODORE Roosevelt said: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
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Reply 57 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 4/29/2020 11:06:57 PM (No. 395896)
Oh Mitt, just go water on a rope, eh? You make my skin crawl. Ugghhh!
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Reply 58 - Posted by: NotaBene 4/30/2020 4:05:14 AM (No. 395964)
Mormons elect this kind of snake. I am done with them.
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People with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to die from the coronavirus, according to a preliminary study. Researchers at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Trust and the University of East Anglia in England compared the average vitamin D levels of 20 European countries with COVID-19 mortality rates — and found “significant relationships” between vitamin D levels and the number of deaths caused by this infection. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, notes sun-starved “Nordic” countries are among the most at risk. “We believe that we can advise vitamin D supplementation to protect against SARS-CoV2 infection,” the
How to stop the coming meat shortage 30 replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/3/2020 8:46:35 AM Post Reply
“Where’s the Beef?” was once just a funny (yet successful) advertising slogan. But now, it could soon be an actual question on the minds of many shoppers. Amid the coronavirus crisis, some are calling attention to the coming meat shortages the United States faces as the virus continues to ravage our economy. Rep. Thomas Massie has been sounding the alarm for weeks, and the Kentucky Republican recently introduced the “PRIME Act” in an effort to address the coming crisis. The congressman is right to be concerned. (Snip) We could soon see farmers unable to keep their farms afloat, livestock killed in mass with no means to be sold, and hungry
Bush Center Slams Trump: We
Want More Migration
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Posted by Imright 5/3/2020 8:23:47 PM Post Reply
The economics director at President George W. Bush’s advocacy center slammed President Donald Trump’s popular, pro-American immigration policy.The May 1 slam came just before Bush posted a May 2 video urging national unity in the coronavirus crash that has pushed more than 25 million Americans out of jobs.“The most important thing to remember in this is that we don’t want [Trump’s] temporary policy to become permanent immigration policy,” economic director Laura Collins said a video posted on the center’s Twitter account. She continued.. We know immigrants are good for the economy. We know they’re good for our culture.
Rice: America’s Loss of Life Far Greater
Because of Trump’s ‘Extraordinary Failings’
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Posted by Imright 5/3/2020 8:42:16 PM Post Reply
Sunday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said that President Donald Trump’s “extraordinary failings” caused an increase in deaths and economic suffering during the coronavirus pandemic.When asked about Jared Kushner calling the federal government’s coronavirus response “a great success story,” Rice said, “Well, it’s really offensive when you digest the reality that now nearly 70,000 Americans have lost their lives. As you said, well over 1 million infected, 30 million Americans have lost their jobs. We know that number is an underestimate. How one could possibly declare that a success of any sort,
America is awash in overmothered men 25 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/3/2020 5:04:34 AM Post Reply
The other day on my podcast, I spoke with Rose Skeeters, a licensed professional counselor in Philadelphia who used to be a single mother of a son. That son is now 10 years old, and Rose has been married for several years to a great man. This man, the boy's stepfather, is literally changing who Rose's son becomes. He arrived just in time. Growing up fatherless, or with a father a son rarely sees due to divorce or workaholism (yes, that's a thing), almost invariably stunts a boy's growth. The end result is almost always too much mother, which means boys will absorb all so much femininity
Newlyweds arrested for violating
coronavirus social distancing
after Hawaii hotel tips off cops
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Posted by NorthernDog 5/3/2020 6:53:45 PM Post Reply
A California couple who allegedly refused to sign a coronavirus quarantine acknowledgment after checking into a Hawaii hotel for their honeymoon found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Borice Leouskiy, 20, and Yuliia Andreichenko, 26, were arrested after leaving their Waikiki-area hotel by special agents for the Department of the Hawaii Attorney General on Thursday. "We appreciate the vigilance and cooperation of the hotel staff, and staff at other hotels, in helping maintain the health and safety of visitors and residents," state Attorney General Clare Connors said in a statement. "It is important that everyone flying into Hawai'i
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