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Shoppers will see some meats out of stock as soon as next week, says CEO of grocery supply company

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C&S Wholesale Grocers CEO Michael Duffy warned on “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday that shoppers will soon see more instances of meat being out of stock in grocery stores due to disruptions in the supply chain amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“What we’re seeing is with consumer demand up almost 50 percent on average the last six weeks and the cumulative impact of all the plant closures and shift reductions reducing production capacity by 30 to 40 percent, we will see more out of stocks at retail probably beginning next week,” Duffy said.

He added, “[that] does not mean we will be out of proteins, but we will see more out of stocks.”

Duffy made the comments as several meat processing plants, including Tyson Foods, had to close following outbreaks of COVID-19, or because of staffing shortages caused by the pandemic.

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The chairman of Tyson Foods has issued a stark warning to Americans following the shuttering of the plants across the country: “The food supply chain is breaking.”

“In addition to meat shortages, this is a serious food waste issue,” Tyson claimed in an open letter published as a full-page ad in Sunday’s New York Times, Washington Post and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Farmers across the nation simply will not have anywhere to sell their livestock to be processed, when they could have fed the nation.”

“It will have a devastating impact to our farmers,” Duffy said.

He noted that “the slaughterhouses are backing up, which means animals have nowhere to go and unfortunately that means some of them will be euthanized.

“It will be huge economic blow to our farmers and it’s heartbreaking when you see the long lines at food banks with miles of cars waiting for food and then on the other hand euthanizing the animals or dumping milk,” he continued.

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U.S. food banks are facing unprecedented demand from Americans in need of food assistance, as unemployment claims surged to more than 26 million over a five week period starting in mid March.

On Tuesday, a White House official said President Trump will use the Defense Production Act to ensure that meat processing facilities stay open and the government will provide additional protective gear for employees.

Fox News’ Michael Bartiromo and Fox Business’ Blake Burman contributed to this report.

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Charles Payne rips big banks for pushing small businesses to ‘back of the queue’ for COVID-19 relief funds

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Fox Business host Charles Payne reacted on Tuesday to the fact that dozens of publicly traded companies and even some communities tapped government-funded rescue programs amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“The powerful, the rich, those who didn’t really need the money, got the money,” he said.

Payne made the comment on “Fox & Friends” after a new analysis revealed that more than 200 publicly traded companies had applied to get funds from the Paycheck Protection Program, which was created by Congress to help small businesses navigate the unprecedented crisis.

At least 222 public companies received forgivable loans totaling more than $870 million through the PPP, according to Washington D.C.-based data analytics firm FactSquared.

Some of those public companies, including restaurat chain Shake Shack, have already returned the loan it received from the U.S. government.

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Payne referenced a Crain’s Chicago Business report, which said sandwich chain Potbelly is following the lead of other large, publicly traded restaurant operators that are returning millions in federal funds following criticism from small businesses shut out of the initial round of PPP money.

Payne noted that Chicago-based Potbelly executives were probably thinking if the $10 million dollars they got from the federal government were “worth all the negative publicity that’s going to be heaped upon them.”

“Some of these businesses are in dire straits,” Payne noted. “Potbelly has been losing money for four years so I understand that they’re desperate, they saw a money grab and they took advantage of it.”

“But I also say more probably a pox from the banks that give them the money before the small businesses,” Payne continued. “JPMorgan was the one that gave the money to Shake Shack and to Pot Belly.”

He added that the applications from the “very small businesses” – including his own – were “put at the back of the queue.”

“Why did they do that? I’ve been a faithful, loyal customer for three decades, I put millions of dollars through, I paid untold amounts of fees, so I’m living this along with most of our audience,” he noted.

Payne noted Florida’s exclusive community and home to one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the country, Fisher Island, reportedly was approved for a $2 million federal loan through the government’s PPP.

“Thankfully the residents there said, ‘What are you doing?’ They voted to give the money back,” Payne said.

He pointed out that that is an example of the “powerful” and “rich,” those who didn’t really need the money, getting the money from the federal government.

Some universities, including Ivy League power school Harvard University, received millions of dollars in federal aid as well. Harvard University said it would return its $8.7 million in CARES Act relief funding just a day after criticism from President Trump during a coronavirus task force briefing.

“If you want to help students, it’s admirable, do it, but don’t be magnanimous with the taxpayer dime while small businesses are starving, literally drowning minute by minute,” Payne said.

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He added, “When you are called out, pay the money back for sure and if you’re not called out, take a look, be introspective, be honest, think of where you are as an American citizen or entity and do the right thing.”

Fox Business’ Megan Henney and Lucas Manfredi contributed to this report.

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COVID-19 survivors answer your questions: How long to feel normal again?

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More than 988,000 people in the United States have contracted the new coronavirus with more than 111,000 recovering from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University. On Tuesday, three survivors, Mike DeWan, Diana Berrent and Elizabeth Schneider, answered your COVID-19 questions on “Fox & Friends First.”

Question: Do you know how you were infected?

Schneider said she does know how she was infected. “I went to a house party on Saturday February 22, it was a group of about 30 to 40 people, and I felt sick three days later,” she said. “I didn’t really connect my illness to the party, however, until a few days after I felt sick. I found out that multiple people, about 15 in total from the party, all felt sick.”

She added that eight of those people tested positive for COVID-19.

 Question: What treatment, if any, did you receive?

“I was put on a ventilator for about 17 days,” DeWan said in response.

He added that he was given remdesivir and Plaquenil, a brand name for hydroxychloroquine.

In the U.S., remdesivir is still awaiting regulatory approval as a coronavirus treatment. The antiviral was previously used to treat Ebola patients and has been garnering massive attention as the world scrambles to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Experts, however, have warned that people should not take drugs unless prescribed by a doctor.

Remdesivir is one of a number of drugs in the spotlight as the U.S. scrambles to contain the pandemic. In a press conference last month, President Trump and FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn described several approaches under testing, such as hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs long used to treat malaria, and remdesivir.

 Question: How long did it take to feel back to normal?

Berrent said it took it about two weeks to feel normal again after contracting the novel coronavirus. She added that six weeks later, she still has trouble sleeping and suffers occasional headaches.

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 Question: How did COVID-19 seem different from a bad case of the seasonal flu?

“When I first got sick I just thought it was a regular case of the flu, chills, the aches, the fevers,” DeWan said in response. “A couple of days late, I started to have labored breathing and each day it got progressively worse until my wife said, ‘You have to go to the ER.’”

He said he then went to the emergency room and that is where his symptoms “escalated.”

Question: What was the most difficult part of being isolated from others?

“For me, it was really being apart from my friends and family,” Schneider said, adding that she was sick on her birthday.

“I had a big trip planned,” she said. “I planned to go to Las Vegas for a weekend and for my actual birthday I was planning to visit my parents who live in Tucson, Ariz. I actually had to cancel both of those trips.”

She noted that some of the people who were also at the party in February, where she believes she contracted COVID-19, ended up going to the trip to Las Vegas without her.

“Some of the people who ended up getting sick from the party had such mild symptoms, and this is before they found out they tested positive and they were planning on going on the Vegas trip with me and they actually ended up going on that trip,” Schneider said.

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Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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Bret Baier on coverage of sexual assault claims against Biden, Kavanaugh: ‘The disparity is pretty stark’

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Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier noted on Monday that there is a “disparity” in the coverage of sexual assault allegations against former Vice President Joe Biden and those made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018.

Top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., have remained silent on the claims leveled against Biden by former staffer Tara Reade.

“I think they haven’t commented in part because I’m pretty sure they haven’t been asked,” Baier told “Outnumbered Overtime“. “From what I’ve seen, I haven’t seen the question asked to either the former vice president or to any of his surrogates or top Democrats.”

On Sunday, two female potential running mates for Biden – former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. – appeared on three national political shows, but were not asked about the explosive allegations against the presumptive Democratic nominee.

In a statement to Fox News, Reade said, “ … It’s shocking that this much time has passed and that he is an actual nominee for president and they’re not asking the questions … If this were Donald Trump, would they treat it the same way? If this were Brett Kavanaugh did they treat it the same way? In other words, it’s politics and political agenda playing a role in objective reporting and asking the question.”

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“Obviously you saw The New York Times do kind of a self-reflection about its coverage of Brett Kavanaugh … and what happened with those allegations and the coverage of it and what is happening now,” Baier said. “The disparity is pretty stark.

“I think questions are fair,” he continued. “I haven’t heard them, and I don’t think I’ve heard them answered.”

When Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault in a September 2018 interview with The Washington Post, prominent Democrats and media organizations rushed to the story — demanding answers and, in many cases, the end of Kavanaugh’s career.

In the weeks after Reade publicly charged in a podcast released March 25 that Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993, however, those same politicians and outlets have become either silent or equivocal — even as mounting video and testimonial evidence from several sources corroborates Reade’s claim, where Ford presented no contemporaneous support for her allegations.

The New York Times remained silent for 19 days before publishing a story on Reade’s allegations, which Biden strongly denies. And The Washington Post, after interviewing Reade starting last year, declined to run a story — until the paper decided to follow the Times a day later.

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“If you look at the facts, there is more here than there were to some of the allegations that got a ton of coverage in the Brett Kavanaugh case,” Baier said. “ … Whether you can find out the truth by asking questions, you can at least ask the questions.”

Fox News’ Bret Baier, Brian Flood, Howard Kurtz and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Homeschooling will be ‘attacked’ by elite left just like charter schools: education reform advocate

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Education reform advocate Derrell Bradford weighed in on “Fox & Friends” Monday on a push from some on the elite left against homeschooling children, as the coronavirus pandemic keeps schools closed in most of the country.

Host Steve Doocy asked Bradford why he thinks some “elites” are criticizing homeschooling, especially given the current situation in which parents are helping teachers salvage the academic year via distance learning.

“Some people in education feel it’s good to substitute their vision of the world for somebody else’s vision of the world. In this case, it’s the parent’s vision of how a child becomes a best version of themselves,” said Bradford, executive vice president of the education advocacy group 50Can.

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A New York Post op-ed titled “Elites go to war on homeschooling – just when everyone’s doing it” points to Harvard Magazine’s “unfounded attack on homeschooling” in an article that drew on the work of Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Bartholet.

“The article cited Bartholet’s call for ‘a presumptive ban,’ because homeschooling supposedly ‘violates children’s right to a ‘meaningful education’ and their right to be protected from potential child abuse,’” the op-ed in the Post said.

It also noted that “our media and academic elites are coming out swinging against homeschooling” at a time when “we’re all homeschoolers” amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The novel coronavirus has impacted at least 124,000 public and private schools in the United States and affected at least 55.1 million students, as more than 40 states have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, according to Education Week.

Bradford argued that many want a “public school monopoly” and reject the idea that there can be a better way to educate a child.

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“Many of them are concerned that parents homeschooling their kids are going to like it and want to do more of it and they might not come back [to public school],” he noted.

“Kids mean money. The fewer kids you have, the less money you have,” he added, arguing that will fuel the push in favor of public schooling.

Bradford noted that “over the last year-and-a-half, we’ve seen charter schools sort of get the same line of attack. We’ve seen private schools get the same line of attack.”

“And now is a moment where if you look at [Washington] D.C. and you look at the talk around stimulus money,” he said, “the national teachers unions, the PTA [Parent Teacher Association], the superintendents association, they’ve already said they want $200 billion.”

He added that “they’ve also said it’s so much money they’ll take it in installments.”

“And if homeschooling parents who are actually subsidizing kids in public schools all across America, private schools kids and parents, charter schools, if they don’t get that same aid, it is very likely we do not see them again,” Bradford continued.

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An article in Education Week, citing a new analysis, said America’s public schools will need $70 billion for three years in the next round of federal stimulus spending to avoid cuts including teacher layoffs that districts might be forced to make due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Gordon Chang on reports Kim Jong Un was wounded during missile test: ‘Something is wrong’

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Foreign affairs expert and Asia analyst Gordon Chang said on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday that “something is wrong” in North Korea, adding that there is reason to doubt South Korea’s claim that Kim Jong Un is “alive and well.”

“I don’t think the South Korean government is right when they say he is alive and well,” Chang said. “He very well may be alive, but the ‘well’ part of it is, I think, subject to question largely because this regime acts in patterns and when these patterns are broken, we know that something has occurred.”

Chang made the comment as the world awaits the status of Kim, who is believed to be 36, after he missed an April 15 commemoration of the 108th birthday of his grandfather, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, and unverified reports have emerged about his health.

South Korea’s Unification Minister Kim Yeon-chul told a closed-door forum in Seoul on Sunday that South Korea has “enough intelligence to confidently say that there are no unusual developments” that would back up speculation about Kim’s health, according to his ministry.

The minister said he would not reveal what specific intelligence led to that conclusion, but stressed that it had undergone a complex analysis. The comments came the day after a key aide to the president of South Korean insisted to Fox News that Kim was “alive and well.”

“We can conclude that something is wrong,” Chang said on Monday. “We know that he did not show up for the April 15 Day of the Sun celebration that commemorates the birth of regime founder Kim Il Sung, his grandfather, and Kim has not missed any Day of the Sun celebrations.”

He noted that Kim was also “a no-show on Saturday for celebrations to mark the founding of the Korean People’s Army.”

“This is a pattern which is broken, which means something really is wrong.”

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Kim is the third generation of his family to rule North Korea, and as Chang noted, Kim hadn’t missed the April 15 event, one of the year’s most important for the North, since assuming power after his father Kim Jong Il’s death in late 2011. The dictator’s health is of crucial importance because of worries that a serious illness or death could cause instability in the impoverished, nuclear-armed country.

On Monday Chang noted that a report, which he said “actually has some circumstantial evidence to support it,” showed that Kim may have been wounded in “an accident on April 14 when North Korea launched a barrage of cruise missiles.”

“One of the things that’s important about this is that that missile test, which in fact did occur, could not have gone forward if Kim did not authorize it,” Chang said. “Kim has been on site for virtually every missile test in North Korea during his reign.”

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He pointed out that photos of Kim were released at every prior missile test, but that no photos were released of the last test.

“That’s an indication that something happened on April 14,” Chang said.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Ex-Sanders campaign official: Why won’t Bernie speak up about Joe Biden sexual assault allegation?

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Former Bernie Sanders 2016 campaign director Tezlyn Figaro reacted on Monday to some calls for former Vice President Joe Biden to drop out of the presidential race over sexual assault allegations asking why Sanders has remained quiet about the issue.

Figaro, a political analyst, asked the question on “Fox & Friends” one day after two prominent, potential female Democratic vice presidential front-runners – former candidate for governor in Georgia Stacey Abrams and Sen. Amy Klobuchar – appeared on three national political shows and neither were asked about the explosive allegations against their potential running mate.

Tara Reade, who has accused Biden of past sexual assault while in the Senate, said in a statement sent to Fox News, “…It’s shocking that this much time has passed and that he is an actual nominee for president and they’re not asking the questions… If this were Donald Trump, would they treat it the same way? If this were Brett Kavanaugh did they treat it the same way? In other words, it’s politics and political agenda playing a role in objective reporting and asking the question.”

Host Ainsley Earhardt pointed out that the hashtag #DropOutBiden has been trending on Twitter, even among progressives.

Peter Daou, a former Hillary Clinton adviser, tweeted on Saturday that Biden should withdraw “to avoid potential catastrophe in Nov.” and wrote that Sanders “can restart his campaign.”

Figaro, Sanders’ former 2016 social justice director, noted on Monday the stark difference between how the media is handling the sexual assault allegations against Biden compared to Trump.

Figaro pointed out that Trump “had been questioned many, many times on his past accusers.”

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Earhardt noted that Biden has recently been interviewed by the mainstream media nearly a dozen times and was not asked about the allegations.

“As far as folks tweeting ‘drop out Biden,’ my question is what is the point of him dropping out if Bernie Sanders has already dropped to his knees?” Figaro asked. “If he is not speaking up for the progressives that support him, I really don’t know what good it would do other than creating more Twitter political theater.”

She went on to say that “at the end of the day, the only person that was standing between Joe Biden and the nomination was Senator Bernie Sanders.”

Figaro pointed out that Sanders suspended his campaign then “immediately endorsed Joe Biden and so he hasn’t said anything as well.”

“When I look at Joe Biden and who’s holding him accountable, it’s his voters,” she said. “So if his voters are not concerned, obviously they’re not concerned about the issues, the glaring issues that would become a problem with Joe Biden, he only owes them an answer.”

“But the question really is what about Bernie Sanders and the millions of millions of people that support him? Why is Bernie Sanders also quiet on this issue?” she went on to ask.

Figaro said that “if President Trump can be asked for his past issues then so can Joe Biden,” adding that her “main concern” is that Sanders hasn’t been holding true to his talking points, “which is start a revolution.”

“Apparently that’s something that he just doesn’t want to do,” Figaro said.

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Biden’s campaign has adamantly denied the allegations, calling the claim concerning the purported incident decades ago “false.”

Fox News Brian Flood contributed to this report.

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Nunes: House Intel Committee’s concerns about China have stretched back years, long before coronavirus

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House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., discussed during an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” what he has learned from his panel investigating China over the past decade.

“The concern that we had back in the beginning of 2011, 2012m was that China was trying to take over the global communications architecture, so we looked into companies like Huawei that were somehow underbidding every company in the world,” Nunes told host Maria Bartiromo. “They were giving things away for free and as we know the Chinese don’t do anything for free.” 

He said China then “moved in from communications architecture, which I do believe now that’s given them a global footprint to listen in and grab communications across the globe and to spy on not only people within the United States, but also our allies.”

Nunes continued, “We warned way before anybody else. We warned about those challenges.”

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Huawei, a multi-billion dollar Chinese conglomerate and one of the biggest cell-phone manufacturers in the world, has been accused by multiple U.S. intelligence agencies of leaving back doors in its mobile phone equipment, which allegedly could be used to spy on users.

China has been making headlines during the new coronavirus outbreak that originated in the city of Wuhan. Fox News reported earlier this month that the U.S. has been conducting a full-scale investigation into whether the coronavirus, which went on to morph into a global pandemic, escaped from a lab in that city.

“You also look at what they’ve done in giving money out to other countries where they’ve now owned their financial infrastructure and they own their energy structure,” Nunes noted.

“The next big challenge here is going to be 5G,” he added. “Our companies here in the United States are so far behind. China is giving out free 5G products.”

Nunes pointed out that Americans have been getting “lapped by the Chinese over and over and over again.”  He continued, “We’re going to have to make some changes if we want to deploy 5G across this country and beat the Chinese.”

Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said China’s role in the global coronavirus pandemic will likely force countries to rethink their telecommunications infrastructure, including the adoption of China-based Huawei’s 5G networks.

Asked about the use of Huawei and 5G, Pompeo told Fox Business in an interview: “I am very confident that this moment — this moment where the Chinese Communist Party failed to be transparent and open and handle data in an appropriate way — will cause many, many countries rethink what they were doing with respect to their telecom architecture.”

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He went on, “When Huawei comes knocking to sell them equipment and hardware… they will have a different prism through which to view that decision.”

Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo and Fox News’ Dave Nath and Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Kevin McCarthy: WHO acting like ‘Wuhan Health Organization’ during coronavirus

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said during an exclusive interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” that the World Health Organization is acting “more like the Wuhan Health Organization” — a reason, he said, for Congress to return to work to conduct oversight.

McCarthy, R-Calif., made the comment while discussing a letter he had sent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., last week asking to release a plan to reopen Congress safely. In the letter, he argued lawmakers were “essential” workers who needed to be on the job during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I fully appreciate the unprecedented nature of this challenge before us. But now, more than ever, our constituents expect us to rise to the occasion and overcome these trying circumstances,” McCarthy wrote.

The House had been under a prolonged recess as Americans remained under stay-home and social-distancing orders to stop the spread of COVID-19. This past Thursday, the House resumed session for the first time since March 27, when lawmakers passed the massive $2 trillion CARES Act by a voice vote. President Trump later signed it into law.

On Thursday, the House overwhelmingly passed a $484 billion relief package aimed at rescuing small businesses, helping hospitals and expanding testing. Trump signed the fourth bipartisan coronavirus bill the following day.

Lawmakers and staff wore masks in the House chamber. Members wiped down microphones and lecterns after they spoke. Voting took place in alphabetical waves to limit the number of people on the floor.

Some lawmakers expressed frustration that leadership worked out the spending bill while others in Congress remained at home.

On Sunday, McCarthy told host Maria Bartiromo that Pelosi “wanted to change 200 years of history.”

He explained, “[What] Nancy Pelosi wanted to do with Congress was to be able to hold 200 proxies, 200 different votes for members of Congress to make her more powerful.”

McCarthy went on to say, “Fortunately, after my letter and our discussion with her, she has pulled back on that, but Congress is essential.”

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“You have appropriators making sure government is funded,” he continued.  “You could bring oversight back to look at the WHO and this current administration, the WHO, is acting not like the World Health organization, but more like the Wuhan Health Organization.”

McCarthy had referenced the fact that the WHO increasingly has come under the spotlight in recent weeks for its role in the coronavirus outbreak, which culminated in the Trump administration temporarily halting funding.

The U.S. has been conducting a full-scale investigation into whether the coronavirus, which went on to morph into a global pandemic, escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China, Fox News reported earlier this month.

Sources said they believed the WHO, a United Nations body, either was complicit in a cover-up or looked the other way. Publicly, the WHO has insisted there was no evidence it originated in the laboratory.

“We should actually get the facts and the answers, and those committees could come back… not the entire Congress, to show that we are working for the American public just as we watch these states phase in, in a safe, healthy manner,” McCarthy told Bartiromo, referencing how some states have started to reopen businesses in phases based on data.

Pelosi, for her part, has signaled shed be open to changing the rules for House voting, under the right conditions. “In order to have proxy voting, you also have to have a vote to change the rules of the House to do that, and we’d rather do that in a bipartisan way,” she told ABC News earlier this month.

McCarthy went on to note the current plan, for members of Congress to come back next month.

“After my conversation with the speaker, she put together three Republicans and three Democrats, myself and the majority leader and others, to start working on planning on how we can do this,” he said.

“I don’t think you should change the history of how Congress votes to empower one side,” McCarthy continued. “Congress can work, we just proved it. We have passed some of the biggest bills in the history of Congress during this pandemic.”

He went on to say that committees could work in larger buildings to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

When asked whether Congress will approve another stimulus package, McCarthy said, “Let’s first look at the results before we want to go back and try to rework another bill.”

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He continued, “I’d listen to the Democrats, but this is where their socialism comes out. They pick the dollar amount before they even know what needs to be done.”

Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo and Fox News’ Marisa Schultz and Hollie McKay contributed to this report.

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Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb weighed in Sunday on the use of antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for the novel coronavirus and reacted to several businesses in Georgia reopening during the pandemic.

Speaking on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Gottlieb said that he doesn’t think doctors should be using hydroxychloroquine “outside of protocols at this point, given the fact that we’ve had now accruing evidence demonstrating really no benefit and some indication that it could be causing harm.”

Gottlieb made the comments two days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against the use of two antimalarial drugs that have been touted as possible treatments for the new coronavirus following reports of “serious heart rhythm problems” in COVID-19 patients treated with the medications.

The drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine should not be used outside of a hospital or clinical setting, the agency said, especially when used alongside the antibiotic azithromycin, also known as a Z-Pak.

“The FDA is aware of reports of serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19 treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, often in combination with azithromycin,” the FDA wrote on its website.

The medications, which have been long prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, have made headlines in recent weeks after President Trump called the drugs a potential “game-changer” for the treatment of COVID-19 after a French study suggested that hydroxychloroquine, in combination with azithromycin, could shorten the duration of illness for coronavirus patients.

In late March, the FDA put in place an emergency-use authorization to try these drugs in severe cases of the virus.

“I think it’s still reasonable to conduct clinical studies with it to see if it could be effective as a treatment, but we’ve done a lot of clinical studies to date and we haven’t turned over a card that’s really shown that the drug is affective,” Gottlieb said on Sunday.

He went on to note that “this [hydroxychloroquine] was being used very widely in New York City and other cities as well, it’s being used very widely in Italy also, off-label as a treatment initially in the setting of this outbreak here in the United States.”

“I think a lot of doctors that I talked to in New York City are starting to pull back from using it right now, given the fact that they really haven’t seen an indication that it’s having a robust treatment effect,” he continued.

Gottlieb also reacted to the fact that on Friday businesses in Georgia started to reopen,  saying he thinks it was the wrong move.

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While he extended Georgia’s state of emergency until May 13, which enforces “shelter in place” orders, Gov. Brian Kemp also allowed for businesses such as bowling alleys, gyms, tattoo parlors, spas, nail salons and movie theaters to start operating.

The order allowed restaurants to reopen April 27, with a restriction on gatherings to 10 people per 500 square feet.

“It does up the risk of infection,” Gottlieb said. “Georgia is certainly not out of the woods.”

He noted that only about one percent of the state’s population has been tested and that the state has reported more than 23,000 coronavirus cases.

“They may have plateaued in their epidemic, maybe, but they’re still accruing a lot of new cases,” Gottlieb said. “And they certainly aren’t coming down in the terms of the number of new cases each day.”

He added that “it’s going to take some time until we see sustained declines in new cases and get to the point where there’s a low enough level of spread in the country that we can feel comfortable about opening up parts of the country.”

“It’s going to be probably mid-May, maybe late May in parts of this nation,” he explained. “Georgia is certainly jumping the gun I think here, getting started too early relative to where they are in the epidemic.”

Kemp has also faced criticism for his decision from President Trump who said he thinks “it’s too soon.”

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According to models and projections used by the White House from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Georgia should not consider reopening until mid-June at the earliest.

Fox News’ Peter Aitken and Madeline Farber contributed to this report.

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