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1 – Arizonans sound off on Kyrsten Sinema, opposition to filibuster reform
FOX NEWS reports: TUCSON, Ariz. – Despite attacks from liberals over her continued support of the filibuster, many Arizonans who spoke with Fox News said Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is doing a good job representing them.

“I’m just pleased that she’s not going along with her Democratic Party,” one man told Fox News.

Another local said: “I think she’s going the right direction.”

Sinema, the senior senator from Arizona, reaffirmed last week that she would buck her fellow Democrats and continue to support the Senate filibuster, which, if eliminated, would replace the 60-vote threshold required to end legislative debate with a simple majority vote.

DML: “The right direction” is correct. As my friend in Tucson says, “Don’t cave Sinema!”

2 – Hispanic Caucus lawmaker won’t attend meeting with VP Harris’s new aide
The Hill reports: Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) said Monday he won’t attend a meeting between congressional Hispanic Democrats and Vice President Harris’s new communications director, Jamal Simmons.

Thursday’s virtual meeting is intended to defuse tensions between Simmons and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) over decade-old tweets where Harris’s new aide apparently called for the deportation of undocumented activists who revealed their immigration status live on MSNBC.

“The deep concern to me is this may show his true disposition when it comes to immigration. That’s what my concern is. A meeting is not going to change my mind or give me peace of mind one way or the other,” Correa told The Hill.

DML: Unlike Sinema, this guy has already caved and apologized for his comment. Pathetic.

3 – Midwest hospital chain stops using race-based COVID-19 treatment plan amid backlash
FOX NEWS reports: SSM Health, a Catholic hospital chain that operates 23 hospitals across the Midwest, has stopped using race as a determining factor for prioritizing COVID-19 treatment, the chain announced Friday after receiving a legal threat from a nonprofit conservative law firm.

Attorneys at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) issued a letter Friday to SSM Health warning that it is illegal to distribute monoclonal antibody products (mAbs) based on race. The letter cited a Dec. 31 email to physicians by SSM Health that referenced a risk scoring calculator, in which non-White patients received a 7-point head start out of 20 total and were therefore more likely to receive life-saving medical treatment over White patients with medically recognized co-morbidities or symptoms, the attorneys argued.

“For example, a 50-year-old white female (15 points) suffering from obesity (1 point), asthma (1 point), and hypertension (1 point) would not be eligible for mAbs because she does not receive the 20-point minimum score under the calculator,” the letter stated. “On the other hand, an otherwise healthy 50-year-old African-American female (22 points), without any of these health risks, would be eligible.”

“The approach taken by your calculator is not only profoundly unethical and immoral, it is illegal,” the attorneys argued.

SSM Health, which operates hospitals in Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsin, said Friday that the calculator referenced in WILL’s letter was outdated and no longer being use

DML: Sick, ignorant people created this policy. Can you imagine assigning points based on race??

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  1. For this treatment to be used based on race , medical conditions ect is a true ABOMINATION for this to even be considered is beyond shocking

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