Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking during a press conference. Photo: Carlos Tischler/NurPhoto via Getty Images

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is currently touring Africa, declared Monday that the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the U.K. “clearly came from Russia” and vowed it “will trigger a response,” reports the AP.

Why it matters: Tillerson is way out ahead of the White House here. Shortly after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government had "concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter on U.K. soil, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to point the finger at Russia for the attack.

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Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."

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Pence no longer expected at Amy Coney Barrett's final confirmation vote

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Vice President Mike Pence no longer plans to attend the Senate's final confirmation vote for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, a Pence aide confirmed to CNN and Politico on Monday. On Sunday, Senate Democrats claimed that his presence after possible exposure to the coronavirus would be a "violation of common decency."

Driving the news: Five of Pence's aides were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, including his chief of staff, who is currently quarantining. Pence has continued his campaign travel despite his possible exposure, which goes against CDC guidelines.