Liveblog - Weekend Wrap up: March 21, 2021

It’s Sunday and the weekend has come to an end. Below are a few articles and events we might have missed but are worthy of discussion. And in case you missed the Sunday shows, we got you covered. Please feel free to add your own headlines we might have missed.

The Biden Administration:

  • DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas maintains the southern border is closed:
  • “The border is closed,” Mayorkas declared on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.” The secretary noted that the administration was “expelling families. We are expelling single adults. And we’ve made a decision that we will not expel young, vulnerable children.”
  • Defense Secretary Austin made a surprise visit to Afghanistan:
  • Families remain stuck in limbo after Biden rescinded ‘Muslim ban’ policy:

COVID-19 Updates:

The Sunday Shows:

  • Ron Johnson just can’t help being a racist ass:
  • Tom Cotton demands ‘rights for the minority’ — when it’s protecting white Republican senators:

White ISIS/MAGAts/Wing Nuts:

  • In response to the recent attacks on Asian-Americans, more Asian Americans have purchased firearms:
    • “There are more Asians being introduced to firearms,” said Jimmy Gong, the owner of Jimmy’s Sport Shop in Mineola, New York. “Before, there was never gun culture in the Asian community. But after the pandemic and all the hate crime going on, there are more Asians buying guns to defend themselves.”
  • Bannon battling prosecutors who won’t dismiss his case after Trump’s pardon:
  • ‘A nightmare scenario’: Extremists in police ranks spark growing concern after Capitol riot:

Voter Suppression:

  • Arizona Republicans are proposing drastic changes to its mail voting systems, a move that echoes the flurry of election restrictions advanced in GOP-controlled legislatures in a number of states after former President Donald Trump’s election loss.
  • Republican lawmakers in Arizona have introduced at least 22 restrictive bills, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. 

Other News:

  • Florida Republican leaders say they are standing by a former Miami-Dade state senator who was arrested on election fraud charges Thursday, rebuking Democratic calls to hold a special election in order to ensure a legitimate vote.
  • A 6-year-old Texas girl was fatally shot by a relative following an argument over spilled water, according to the NBC affiliate in Houston.
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