Monday Afternoon Update: Tim Scott Enters The Race, Eric Adams Wants To Ship Illegal Aliens Around America, Debt Ceiling Latest
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., questions Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell during the Senate Banking Committee hearing titled The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress, in Dirksen Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 3, 2022.
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Mother Of Unvaccinated Girl Denied Kidney Transplant By Duke Shares Huge Update

In a Daily Wire exclusive, the mother of Yulia Hicks – a child who was denied a kidney transplant by Duke Children’s Hospital last year – has confirmed that Yulia will finally be receiving the life-saving operation at another North Carolina hospital. The teen has a genetic kidney disorder that requires a transplant, but her family said last year that Duke was refusing to put Yulia on the kidney wait list because she is unvaccinated against COVID. The family says Yulia has already recovered from having the virus. Yulia’s mother Chrissy Hicks spoke to Morning Wire.

We are eternally indebted to her generous live donor,” Hicks said. “Thank you again for all of your thoughts and prayers.”

Eric Adams Wants To Ship Illegal Aliens Around The Country

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) has a new proposal for dealing with migrants crossing the border, and it involves the federal government dispersing them across America. 

Adams said this week that instead of New York City having to bear the burden of housing, feeding, and supporting the mass influx of migrants, the federal government needs to do more to direct them across the entire United States.

New York City has seen an influx of more than 55,000 illegal aliens since the spring of 2022, and 35,000 of those are receiving services from the city

Alleged Idaho Killer Arraigned

The man accused of murdering four University of Idaho undergraduate students, appeared in court for his arraignment today. In court, the alleged murderer smiled at his attorney and sat in silence as she said her client would “be standing silent.” Standing silent means the defendant does not enter a plea of guilty or not guilty, but has the same outcome of pleading not guilty. The highly anticipated trial is set for October 2.

Tim Scott Enters 2024 Race

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott (R) announced his candidacy for president of the United States today at a rally in North Charleston.

On the Republican side, Scott joins former President Donald Trump, former United Nations ambassador and fellow South Carolinian Nikki Haley, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy as notable names in the race so far. 

EU Fines Meta Record Amount $1.3 Billion

The European Union has fined Meta, Facebook’s parent company, a record $1.3 billion for data privacy violations. The Irish Data Protection Commission found that Meta had been illicitly transferring user data from Europe to the U.S. The Commission said that they were in breach of the E.U. ‘s General Data Protection Regulation. Meta’s European headquarters are in Dublin.

Debt Negotiations Update

With the clock ticking, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is set to meet with President Biden this evening to continue negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. After a weekend of turbulent, on-again-off-again talks, Democrats and Republicans will try to hash out an agreement on how to pay the nation’s bills. Economist Kenny Polcari says a default is extremely unlikely. 

What I think is irresponsible is the inflammatory language … that the Treasury Secretary uses,” Polcari told The Daily Wire. “‘It’s apocalyptic, it’s cataclysmic, it’s a disaster, it’s unprecedented,’ and all those words do nothing but create anxiety in the markets and anxiety in investors. And that’s why I think it’s irresponsible, because Janet Yellen — of all people — knows and understands. The U.S. is not defaulting on any of its debt.” 

L.A. Dodgers Face Backlash From LGBT Activists After Canceling On Drag Queens

The Los Angeles Dodgers are facing backlash from LGBT activists after rescinding their invitation to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from their Pride Night celebration, saying the troupe’s presence would not be in alignment with a “spirit of unity.”

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is a decades-old activist group that parodies Catholic nuns in drag attire, which critics say mocks Catholicism. As a result of the rescinded invitation, L.A. Pride has pulled out of the annual Dodgers pride night event.

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