News Roundup & Comment

Date: August 25, 2023
Host: Dalton Windsor
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Dalton Windsor took the reigns this week and here are several stories that he highlighted for Crosstalk listeners:

–As flames tore through a West Maui neighborhood, car after car of fleeing residents, headed for the only paved road out of town, was turned back toward the rapidly spreading fire by a barricade that was blocking access to Highway 30. 

–Hawaii officials releasing the names of 338 people still missing. 

–On Monday, President Biden compared the Maui fires to a kitchen fire in his house.

–House Speaker Kevin McCarthy suggested that the lower chamber of the House may investigate the national response to the Maui wildfire.

–FEMA officials enjoying luxury hotels displacing Maui residents that need aid.

–Government officials in British Columbia, Canada, are urging residents in wildfire affected areas to stop taking hoses, sprinklers and other fire fighting gear from the government’s rescue teams, lamenting that critical equipment is disappearing. 

–Former President Donald Trump surrendered yesterday on charges that he illegally schemed to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia.  He surrendered and in a brisk 20 minute booking, had his “mug shot” taken and was released on $200,000 bond.

–House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan of Ohio launched a probe into Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis who coordinated the Trump indictment.   

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