Giordano to Atilis Owner: Can't You Just Say You're Protesting?

Dom Giordano Program | August 5, 2020

The Dom Giordano Program
August 05, 2020 - 12:26 pm
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(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Ian Smith of Atilis Gym on $10,000 Per Day Fine

Ian Smith, owner of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, NJ, joins the Dom Giordano Program for an update on the situation which went viral, in which the owners of the gym continue their months-long standoff with the state of New Jersey over reopening during the Coronavirus pandemic. Last night, Smith and co-owner Frank Trumbetti appeared in a contentious interview on CNN with Chris Cuomo, in which they tried to get the message across that they shouldn’t be villainized. Smith and Trumbetti have been targeted immensely by Governor Murphy, now with threats of a $10,000 a day fine for remaining open. Also, Smith reinforces the notion that he and Frank have wanted to work with the state of NJ to get through this controversy, yet have met a number of dead ends.

PA Rep. Tom Murt on Threats Levied By Rep. Brian Sims

Pennsylvania Representative Tom Murt (R-152) joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a new line of attack by co-politician Rep. Brian Sims after Murt proposed a very similar LGBTQ+ bill to Sims’. Murt, who served in the military as an equal opportunity representative, holds issues of equality close to the heart and the bill was completely genuine. Sims, who seemingly took offense to Murt proposing a similar bill, lambasted Murt on the phone with threatening language. Murt reveals the threats that were made to him, and tells the steps he is taking now to ensure the safety of both him and his family.

 

Pat Toomey on Unemployment Compensation

Senator Pat Toomey joins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss multiple issues being debated on Capitol Hill. First, Dom asks whether Toomey believes that the $600 unemployment benefit being proposed by Democrats is disadvantageous in getting people back to work, as many people realize they’re making more in unemployment than they would returning to the workforce. Also, Senator Toomey offers his thoughts on the President’s decision to send federal officers into cities around the country in hopes to curb widespread rioting.