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Incoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’

Incoming GOP Rep.-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) shared a video of herself working out in her hotel room, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’ in Washington, D.C.

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Incoming GOP lawmaker shares video of hotel room workout, citing ‘Democrat tyrannical control’

Greene shared the video on Twitter, and claimed that gyms and small businesses were closed in D.C. Her claim was quickly debunked by journalists and others.

“I work out everyday in a CrossFit gym that is open. With people. Gyms are small businesses that have been devastated by the government mandated shut downs,” Greene tweeted. “In DC, NOTHING is open bc of Democrat tyrannical control. So here’s my hotel room workout. We must FULLY reopen!”

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.), quickly pointed out “there is literally a gym around the corner from the hotel she is staying at.”

The Washington, D.C. metro area – which includes D.C, Maryland and Virginia – recorded 3,514 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday. DC alone saw 206 cases since Wednesday, the most in a single day since May.


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The rise in cases in the D.C. metro area follows a weekend of sudden outdoor celebrations and cheers outside of the White House after President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win the election on Saturday. May celebrated in the streets without wearing face masks, although there was little room for social distancing.

The District is currently in its phase two reopening protocols, and gyms are open as part of this phase. Individuals are required to wear a face covering when entering, exiting and while they’re inside gyms, including while exercising if it safe to do so.

On Friday, Greene tweeted that wearing a face mask was “oppressive” following calls to wear them as part of new member orientation. She herself was seen wearing a face mask.

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N.J. district delays school reopening date to Feb. 1 for most students citing holiday travel, staffing concerns

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A Morris County school district announced high school and middle school students will remain all remote and not return to in-person classes until Feb. 1 – among the latest reopening date announced so far by a New Jersey district due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Boonton High School students and those in grades 6 through 8 at John Hill School will return to classes Feb. 1, while students in kindergarten through fifth grade will start two weeks earlier on Jan. 19, said Boonton Public Schools Superintendent Robert Presuto.

Boonton is the latest district in New Jersey to delay a return to the classroom until 2021 as the state grapples with a recent increase in coronavirus cases. Newark, the state’s largest district, announced Monday that students will return Jan. 25, six days after the resumption of in-person classes in Paterson.

Presuto cited several reasons for the school board’s decision Monday night, at his recommendation, extending all-remote learning beyond the first marking period, which ends Nov. 6.

In an email Wednesday night, Presuto said a “sizable portion” of the district’s teachers had declined to return, due to being at a higher risk for COVID-19, and there are not enough substitute teachers available.

Presuto also cited the decision by other districts to remain all-remote learning amid rising coronavirus cases and the expectation that families and staffers may travel during Thanksgiving and the winter holidays, likely necessitating two-week quarantines that would disrupt a return to school.

He added that some school districts where in-person classes have resumed have already decided to switch to all-remote learning around the holidays, and that his district wanted to avoid potentially having to start, and then stop.

“All of these factors together were considered in the recommendation and decision. Many schools, particularly N.J. high schools, have reverted to virtual instruction multiple times in Morris County alone since September,” Presuto said.

Approximately 1,400 students are enrolled in the district’s schools.

When in-person instruction resumes, Boonton Public Schools will use a hybrid schedule.

Presuto said students will be divided into two groups, or cohorts. Students will attend classes on two days, for four hours per day, and use remote learning the rest of the week.

He said the goal is to limit attendance at the three schools to 50% or less of capacity in order to accommodate social distancing.

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