Somebody make it stop. Please.

Tennessee Dem Rep. Steve Cohen appeared this morning on “CNN Newsroom” to discuss some governors’ support for Ebola quarantines. He concluded with some impressive intellectual acrobatics:

We’d better go to the videotape:


“They are doing what the public has been driven to think, and they’re appealing to the public, which I understand, and politicians should respond to the public, but they should respond to science first. And there hasn’t been a single scientist who’s come out and said that these people that come back from serving the populations in those three African countries should — unless they show symptoms — be under any particular house arrest or observation, and the lady in Maine shows no symptoms […] I think this has been strictly driven by politics and fearmongering and I think we’ll look upon it one day like Terri Schiavo.”

Welp, give Rep. Cohen points for creativity, at least. We never in a million years would’ve seen that one coming.

Well, for the record, at least one tweeter disagrees with that assessment:

Oh yeah. He did great.

Editor’s note: Ms. Schiavo’s first name was misspelled in an earlier version of this post. The typo has since been corrected. We regret the error.



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