BLACK EYE NEWS
November 11, 2020
A lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the State of Nevada last week by a concerned citizen who feels the Trump Administration failed the country. George E. Hretz acknowledged in the lawsuit that U.S. Supreme Court precedent makes clear that the government is under no obligation to protect citizens. But Hretz is arguing that the court should revisit its past decisions based on the language of the U.S. Constitution.
COVID-19 is responsible for the deaths of 228,000 Americans, according to the lawsuit, which was filed the final week of October. Hretz, who is representing himself in the lawsuit, said that the Trump Administration placed Americans in harms way by dismantling the pandemic response team that was established by former President Barack Obama. The lawsuit also cites journalist Bob Woodward’s book “Rage.” President Trump, according to the book, told Woodward that he was deliberately “playing down” the pandemic to prevent mass panic.
“The inactions and omissions by the President during this pandemic not only constitute gross negligence, but also a deliberate indifference to the safety and well-being of Americans,” Hretz said in a press release. “The time has come for the Supreme Court to enforce the Constitution as it’s written to, and hold the Trump Administration accountable for it’s failures during this pandemic.”
Article IV of the U.S. Constitution states that the government must protect citizens “against invasion” and “domestic violence.” Hretz, a Nevada resident, is arguing that a virus that’s infected over 9 million Americans since March amounts to an invasion similar to a foreign army. He is requesting that the Court compel the Trump Administration to temporary lower all rent payments across the country based on an implied clause in all U.S. contracts that voids agreements when circumstances are present beyond the control of the signers. The lawsuit also asks the judge to suspend all loan payment and compel Congress to act on another coronavirus relief bill.
The U.S. Presidential Election is still ongoing despite major media calling it in favor of former Vice President Joe Biden. President Trump has refused to concede the race to his rival and vows to expose alleged voter fraud in several states that he lost. The Trump campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania on November 9 asking a judge to block state officials from certifying its election results. The lawsuits alleges unequal treatment of mail-in versus in-person ballots in the state, despite several other states that President Trump won doing the same thing.
Several news outlets blame Trump’s apparent defeat on the Administration’s slow response to the pandemic. Pfizer announced this week that a vaccine should be available within the next several months. But Americans are increasingly reluctant about potential vaccines. A Pew survey from April found that 72% of Americans would willingly get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. The same survey done in September found that only 51% would accept a vaccine. Most believe the approval process is moving too quickly to be accurate. There are also conspiracy theories about vaccines, most notably alleged sinister motives by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and ID2020.
Hretz’s lawsuit names the Trump Administration, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.