Mitch McConnell Says Republicans Can’t Have Lunch Together Anymore Because They Keep Getting COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic is again spiking in nearly every state in the Union. While the illness is very contagious, it can still be prevented by taking simple steps like social distancing and wearing a mask. Many GOP lawmakers, however, won’t even go as doing these small things.

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And as a result, many Republican congresspeople and senators have contracted the illness. Of course, this includes Donald Trump and multiple members of his administration. In response to the red outbreak, Mitch McConnell has now suspended in-person GOP lunches.

As of today, not one senate Democrat has contracted COVID-19. It’s quite different on the other side of the aisle where Republicans have consistently had positive tests.

Politico’s Marianne Levine writes:

“McConnell’s decision comes as the Senate’s seen a recent uptick in members contracting the disease. Both Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, while Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) announced she’d received a positive test before proceeding to test negative.”

Many of these positive tests came after Republicans made a mockery of mask wearing on the senate floor. After Democrat Sherrod Brown complained on the senate floor, he was attacked. Texas senator Ted Cruz tweeted, “This is idiotic. Sherrod Brown is being a complete ass. He wears a mask to speak—when nobody is remotely near him—as an ostentatious sign of fake virtue. Dan Sullivan was over 50 feet away, presiding. Last I checked 50 feet is more than 6 feet.”


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