St. Louis County council member blames Trump supporters for county COVID policies

St. Louis County Chairwoman Lisa Clancy (Dist. 5) pointed fingers at ‘GOP leadership’ taking a ‘page out of the Trump White House’ in regards to mishandling of coronavirus response and relief funding.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis County Council approved an ordinance that would allow them to take control of the county’s coronavirus relief funds from County Executive Sam Page.

The bill now goes to Page for a signature, but he has indicated he might veto the bill.

Two other bills under consideration by the county council could not go to a final vote at the same meeting.

The bills would reduce the authority of Page and the health department during a pandemic. Those could not go to a final vote because of a technical glitch two weeks ago that caused the council to postpone its regular meeting by one day.

The council can pass bills no earlier than 14 days after they are introduced without a unanimous vote.

Councilman Mark Harder (Dist. 7) joins Marc with a reaction from the front lines.

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