‘A Superspreader Event on Top of a Domestic Terrorist Attack’
During last week’s insurrection that forced Members of Congress to hide in close quarters, some even crouching together to hide from President Donald Trump’s insurrectionists, Republican lawmakers were begged to wear masks but refused.
Now three Democrats have tested positive for COVID-19, the third announcing minutes ago his diagnosis.
“I am now in strict isolation, worried that I have risked my wife’s health and angry at the selfishness and arrogance of the anti-maskers,” says Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL).
Overnight Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) tested positive. On Monday Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) also tested positive.
All three were in lockdown with GOP lawmakers.
“We can no longer tolerate Members coming to the floor,” Rep. Schneider added in a statement, “without doing the bare minimum to protect those around them. Those that flout public health guidance should be sanctioned and immediately removed from the House floor by the Sergeant at Arms.”
Up until this week 40 Republicans and 13 Democrats in the House and Senate had tested positive for COVID-19. The count is now 16 and 40.
“Too many Republicans have refused to take this pandemic and virus seriously, and in doing so, they endanger everyone around them,” Jayapal said in a statement, NBC News reported. “Only hours after President Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, our country, and our democracy, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic — creating a superspreader event on top of a domestic terrorist attack.”
“This is not a joke,” she added. “Our lives and our livelihoods are at risk, and anyone who refuses to wear a mask should be fully held accountable for endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy.”
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Poll Shows “One-Quarter of Americans Approve of Trump Inciting a Murderous Insurrection”
A new poll from the Pew Research Center shows that 23 percent of Americans rate President Donald Trump’s behavior since the November 3, 2020 presidential election as “good” or “excellent.”
As MSNBC analyst and DC bureau chief of Mother Jones David Corn wrote on Twitter, “One-quarter of Americans approve of Trump inciting a murderous insurrection.”
Put another way, nearly a quarter of Americans approve of Trump’s repeated lies about the election being stolen from him, lies which have been thrown out nearly 60 times over from courts for lack of evidence, even by judges that he himself appointed. And nearly a quarter of Americans think it’s “good” or “excellent” that Trump’s lies compelled his followers to stage an attempted coup at the Capitol where insurrectionists sought to execute lawmakers for not declaring Trump as the election winner even though he lost by over 7 million votes.
The poll does have a couple of bright spots though: “Donald Trump is leaving the White House with the lowest job approval of his presidency (29 percent),” Pew states, adding, that 76 percent of respondents view Trump’s behavior since the election as either “fair” or “poor.” Also, 68 percent of respondents said they never wanted to see Trump play any role in political life ever again.
Lastly, 75 percent of Americans also think that Trump bears “some” or “a lot” of responsibility for the Capitol riots that he incited, and that includes 52 percent of Republicans. However, 64 percent of Republicans also think that Trump won the election (compared to the 33 percent of all Americans who believe that lie).
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