President Biden’s voting rights bill and vaccine mandate fail and Utah’s 2022 legislative session begins

Both Sides of the Aisle – Natalie Gochnour is joined on The Right by Sen. Dan McCay, R-Riverton, and on The Left by Shireen Ghorbani, former Salt Lake County Council member. They discuss the stalling of voting rights legislation in the U.S. Senate, the Supreme Court striking down President Biden’s “Vaccination-or-Test” mandate for large businesses, the Supreme Court ruling former President Trump cannot conceal records from Jan. 6th, orderable at-home COVID-19 tests and Utah recently ranking as one of the worst states for COVID transmission. They also discuss how Utah legislators will grapple with the pandemic, Senate President Stuart Adams testing positive for COVID-19 and how Republicans handled the state’s redistricting process.

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  1. Jordan

    I think that was pretty underhanded of Natalie to throw the question of mandates with identity politics attached to Dan. This could just be me, but I think bringing in identity politics to that question did nothing but muddy the waters and cause unnecessary division.

    • Jethro

      Well that give him an opportunity to cry, poor me, and avoid directly answering the question. That tactic is weak and is getting old.

      • Jethro

        *gave

        • Jordan

          Might I suggest that underhanded questions aren’t there to be answered, but are there to accuse? Those who agree with the premise are very likely to not accept any contrary answer, and to answer in general is to accept the premise and tends to look bad regardless.

          • Jethro

            I do think it’s ok to level an accusation at the individual who, quite literally, sponsored the bill.
            JOINT RESOLUTION TO TERMINATE PUBLIC HEALTH…
            ‘Underhanded’ is your word and I don’t feel it’s applicable, quite the opposite. It’s a very honest question that a majority of citizens in Salt Lake and Summit County would like addressed.

          • Jordan

            I agree, one can criticize the bill all they want, but to accuse Dan that the bill was specifically targeting women leaders is the underhanded part – sorry I didn’t/couldn’t say that initially, I tried, but mentioning the -ism blocks a comment here.

  2. Candice

    Ok Jor-Dan aka “your Dan” perhaps you’re Dan…
    Alter-ego? Nom de plume? Nom de guerre perhaps
    If not, you are one huge Dan Fan-boi

    • Jordan

      I realize it’s crazy to show support for the conservative voice in this show, seeing as the state is mostly conservative, but here I am. 😀
      It does help that I’ve emailed both Dan and Shireen and Dan replied where Shireen didn’t – it’s very anecdotal, but I appreciate the responsiveness.