It’s clear that many politicians are viewing the coronavirus outbreak as a political opportunity.

Democrat Sen. Ed Markey’s used coronavirus to make a case for single-payer healthcare. Sen. Bob Casey’s used coronavirus to push gun control.

Even local politicians are getting in on the act:

Pavlich writes at

According to a local report from WAND 17, Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen has issued an executive order that would give her office “extraordinary powers.” She has issued the order despite the town and surrounding area not having a single case of the disease.

“The executive order allows the city to be flexible to properly respond to the emergency needs of our community. None of the options will necessarily will be implemented but are available in order to protect the welfare and safety of our community if needed,” Jeff Hamilton the City of Champaign’s Communications Manger told WAND-TV.

Read it all here.

The words of Rahm Emanuel still apply:

No they do not.

Naturally the list doesn’t stop with guns:

It’s almost like some politicians are salivating at the opportunities they think will be presented by the coronavirus.

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