AP

After Trump's pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Arizona Sen. John McCain said the move "undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law." Jeb Bush said McCain was "right on the mark."

Here's what others on both sides of the aisle had to say:

  • Speaker Paul Ryan's spokesman released a statement saying he disagreed with the move.
  • Sen Jeff Flake tweeted he "would have preferred that the President honor the judicial process."
  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey supported the move, calling Arpaio a "friend" and noting that it was within Trump's authority.
  • Sen. Bob Casey tweeted that "opposition to this...is bipartisan."
  • Republican commentator Ana Navarro said it was "a slap in the face to the Latino community."
  • Rep. Nancy Pelosi said the pardon "makes a mockery of rule of law, & says communities of color can be targeted & abused w/ total impunity."
  • Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates tweeted that the pardon reveals Trump's "own contempt for our Constitution, our courts, and our founding principles of equality and justice."
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer accused Trump of using Hurricane Harvey as cover to "pardon a man who violated a court's order to stop discriminating against Latinos."
  • Sen. Chris Murphy called it "a big middle finger to America."
  • The ACLU called it "a presidential endorsement of racism."

Go deeper

Updated 54 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Politics: Chris Christie: Wear a mask "or you may regret it — as I did" — Senate Democrats block vote on McConnell's targeted relief bill.
  2. Business: New state unemployment filings fall.
  3. Economy: Why the stimulus delay isn't a crisis (yet).
  4. Health: FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment How the pandemic might endMany U.S. deaths were avoidable.
  5. Education: Boston and Chicago send students back home for online learning.
  6. World: Spain and France exceed 1 million cases.

FBI: Russian hacking group stole data after targeting local governments

FBI Headquarters. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Energetic Bear, a Russian state-sponsored hacking group, has stolen data from two servers after targeting state and federal government networks in the U.S. since at least September, the FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Thursday.

Driving the news: Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced Wednesday that Iran and Russia had obtained voter registration information that could be used to undermine confidence in the U.S. election system.

FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as a coronavirus treatment

A production line of Remdesivir. Photo: Fadel Dawood/picture alliance via Getty Images

Gilead Sciences on Thursday received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for remdesivir, an antiviral treatment that has shown modest results against treating COVID-19.

Why it matters: It's the first and only fully FDA-approved drug in the U.S. for treating the coronavirus.

Get Axios AM in your inbox

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!