Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Can we say it’s pretty disgusting to politicize Coronavirus?
Whether it’s to use it to stoke a flagging campaign and/or to attack the President, it’s just wrong.
But that’s not stopping Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who’s been casting about trying to revive her campaign.
So during a CNN town hall and then in a subsequent tweet, Warren outlined what she would do, taking all the money devoted to border protection for the wall and diverting it to the HHS to fight Coronavirus.
Coronavirus poses a serious health, diplomatic, & economic threat, & we must be prepared to confront it head-on. So I’m introducing a bill to transfer all funding for @realDonaldTrump's racist border wall to @HHSGov & @USAID to combat coronavirus. https://t.co/8IEhBWRjeL pic.twitter.com/9oAF0A2lGT
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 27, 2020
So the President is correctly concerned about educating people as to proper precautions as he outlined during his press conference and interdiction, stopping people coming in from infected areas, the most logical response that one should take for the problem.
As Rep. Bill Cassidy noted, Trump is taking the proper precautions and the U.S. is the best-prepared country in the world to deal with the issue.
As a doctor who ran vaccine programs to decrease the spread of disease, @realDonaldTrump is doing what’s necessary to protect Americans from the #coronavirus. Democrats’ attacks are unfounded and aimed at stoking fear for political gain.
— Bill Cassidy, M.D. (@BillCassidy) February 27, 2020
— Rick Owen (@reowen0708) February 27, 2020
But what would Warren do? Literally remove border protection at a time where controlling entry is more critical than ever.
Probably more open borders will solve the problem of ::checks card:: pandemics https://t.co/PUgpxzzdQu
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 27, 2020
— jerylbier (@JerylBier) February 27, 2020
People playing politics with this debate should be roundly condemned by everyone, and do I need to point out the irony of attacking border control right now? https://t.co/LOQPoYxlwq
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 27, 2020
How exactly would open borders protect us from the potential spread of a worldwide pandemic? https://t.co/bzUrvt1g6Y
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 27, 2020
So how do you control the spread if you can’t control who comes into your country, genius?
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) February 27, 2020
Here’s a little news for her. One of the biggest non-Central American groups that comes in through the border is, you guessed it, Chinese people. And one of the problems with Coronavirus is a long incubation period and the ability to transmit it in that period when you don’t know you have it.
It’s a good thing President Trump is securing the border.
— Tim Donnelly (@PatriotNotPol) February 26, 2020
— mallen (@mallen2010) February 27, 2020
Yesterday I tweeted Border Patrol source saying 91 Chinese migrants were apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley sector since Jan. 1 being tested for cvirus in isolation, handled by respirator-wearing agents. No virus. More Chinese migrants now confirmed in Del Rio Sector. pic.twitter.com/4jAgygOXKM
— Todd Bensman (@BensmanTodd) February 26, 2020
And you wonder how someone in California could become infected without travel or contact with a known virus carrier?
Can you get more ignorant or ill-timed than Warren?