TV GUIDE: Democratic AGs Discuss Leadership on COVID-19 and Confront Trump’s “LIBERATE” Push

April 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. – As dangerous protests against Stay-At-Home orders continued this weekend, Democratic Attorneys General joined MSNBC and CBSN to address President Trump’s calls to “LIBERATE MICHIGAN,” “LIBERATE MINNESOTA,” and “LIBERATE VIRGINIA” on Twitter and discussed how Dem AGs are working to keep people safe in their states.

1. On Saturday, Michigan AG Dana Nessel joined MSNBC’s Chris Jansing following the White House’s Task Force press conference during which Trump talked at length about the Second Amendment. AG Nessel makes a great point by saying, “I have never seen a gun so powerful that it can, in anyway, eradicate COVID-19.” She went on to add, “what makes you a patriot is trying to protect your fellow countrymen and women against a common enemy. And again, the enemy here is exclusively the virus.”

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2. On Sunday, Minnesota AG Ellison spoke with CBS News’ Elaine Quijano. AG Ellison addressed President Trump’s comments by sharing with Elaine Quijano that “what we need right now is leaders in all places to say this is tough, nobody likes it, we’re going to open the country as soon as we can but we’re going to do it in a way that preserves life and health.”

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Democratic AGs also joined MSNBC and Bloomberg to discuss how Dem AGs are keeping people safe in their states during the COVID-19 crisis.  

1. Last week, DAGA Co-Chair Massachusetts AG Maura Healey joined Bloomberg’s David West on “Balance of Power” to discuss crackdowns by Dem AGs on price gouging and numerous coronavirus-related scams.

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2. On Saturday, Minnesota AG Keith Ellison joined MSNBC’s AM Joy with Joy Ann Reid. In his interview with Joy Ann Reid, AG Ellison highlighted how Dem AGs are protecting people from evictions, talking about the importance of protecting renters and other people saying, “How can you shelter in place with no shelter? You can’t stay at home if you have no home.”

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3. Today, Pennsylvania AG Josh Shapiro joined Bloomberg’s David Westin on “Balance of Power” to highlight what he has done to protect the people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania like fighting price gouging and scams on essential goods. “We’ve seen scams, we’ve seen price gouging, we’ve seen a lot of negative behavior, but most of all we’ve seen Pennsylvanians come together to try and do the right thing and stem the tide of this crisis.”

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For more on how Dem AGs are leading efforts to protect people during the COVID-19 crisis, check out DAGA’s latest COVID update here.

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