You might remember earlier this week when Democrat Rep. Pramila Jayapal blamed Republicans who were maskless as the U.S. Capitol was being stormed for the fact that she tested positive for Covid-19:
I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one.https://t.co/wVmgroKsdf
‚ÄĒ Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) January 12, 2021
Rep. Jayapal was also shown on video not wearing a mask in the Capitol that day ‚ÄĒ at least not when this was taken:
But the attempt to make Republican members of Congress culprits (for a different reason) during the Capitol siege has gone to the next level with Rep. Ayanna Pressley accusing maskless GOPers of engaging in ‚Äúchemical warfare‚ÄĚ that day:
‚ÄĒ The Hill (@thehill) January 15, 2021
For some reason we‚Äôre reminded of Rahm Emanuel‚Äôs ‚Äúnever let a crisis go to waste‚ÄĚ rule.
Feel the Unity wash over you https://t.co/tz7xgwdg6Z
‚ÄĒ eric (@eriContrarian) January 15, 2021
The ‚Äúunity and healing‚ÄĚ lasted a grand total of ZERO seconds.
I hope normal people are seeing how hard they‚Äôre playing up this rhetoric about violence, now they‚Äôre saying that not wearing a mask is ‚Äúchemical warfare‚ÄĚ https://t.co/MCMyooqOKy
‚ÄĒ Yung Zoomer (@YungZoomer) January 15, 2021
Is this incitement? Asymptomatic people don‚Äôt spread COVID. No Republican has been shown to have it. Why is this still allowed to be said days later? https://t.co/y8vZVk6BRZ
‚ÄĒ Mindy (@just_mindy) January 15, 2021
If Ayanna was an intelligent person, she is not, should would know her hyperbole would be more effective if she used the correct scare words.
Covid-19 is not a chemical. It is a virus. So it would be biological Warfare, not chemical. https://t.co/hs7OfdDvbS
‚ÄĒ Article V Convention of States please (@philthatremains) January 15, 2021
When language really has no meaning anymore. Radicals on the left and right throwing words around and changing their meaning to fit their own biases and anger. https://t.co/FZUzGR6wvR
‚ÄĒ Christian Pilgrim, Esq. (@ljsheeley3) January 15, 2021
It‚Äôs worth noting that Rep. Pressley received the Covid-19 vaccine despite the medical community ‚Äúexacting ostensibly medical apartheid on black Americans.‚ÄĚ