Today Dr. Anthony Fauci was among those testifying before a select congressional committee on the coronavirus, and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan asked him if the government should limit protests as they have limited other businesses and activities in the name of public safety. Dr. Fauci did quickly say that mass protest contribute to the spread of COVID-19, but Jordan found other direct answers harder to come by:
Can’t go to church.
Can’t go to work.
Can’t go to school.
Even Dr. Fauci says protesting is dangerous.
But Democrats encourage people to riot and protest in the streets. pic.twitter.com/78Dyjkt6D6
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) July 31, 2020
Rep. @Jim_Jordan GRILLS Dr. Fauci on whether protests are increasing the spread of the virus.
Watch This ? pic.twitter.com/DHxSs7lDUH
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 31, 2020
Wow, that was something.
Initially I wanted to believe the best of Dr. Fauci.
With this exchange, however, Fauci has declared himself as little more than a craven political hack.
People are dying because of the destruction Fauci hath wrought.
— Dr. Milton Wolf (@MiltonWolfMD) July 31, 2020
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 31, 2020
Democrats reacting with glee whenever there’s bad news on the economic front is the single best indicator that many shutdowns have been based on pure politics.