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Inside Politics: Congressman Jim Cooper (November 2020)

Posted at 12:08 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 13:08:48-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper is our guest on INSIDE POLITICS. Our conversation focuses on American politics being in gridlock. The impasse includes the traditional presidential transition in Washington still being on pause following the November election. The impasse also involves a pandemic that this week reached new levels of misery with a quarter million Americans dead and nearly a 11 ½ million our citizens infected by the COVID-19 virus. There are also a record number of hospitalizations across the country, while the economy shows signs of going into a double dip recession. Congress did go back into session this week. But the Senate adjourned for Thanksgiving Wednesday night, so no action on new virus relief is coming soon, even though negotiations may continue. Are our only rays of hope, reports of two potential vaccines that promise 95% effectiveness in stopping the virus, even though neither treatment will be widely available until at least the spring of 2021 after what look to be a very difficult winter ahead?