NH Rep Dies of COVID19, Nunes Announces He’s Positive

The GOP has done absolutely nothing to help contain the spread of the coronavirus, simply accepting the high body count and pushing herd immunity even as a Third Wave is ravaging the country and killing 3,000 Americans every day. Ignoring the stats is just the status quo for Trump’s sycophants, even when members of their own party fall victim to the disease. The party wasn’t swayed by the death of Herman Cain, or any of its members testing positive, and just blithely continued to hold rallies and holiday parties as if Rudy Giuliani wasn’t just hospitalized with the virus.

Perhaps it’s the fact that Donald Trump and Giuliani have received a level of treatment that ordinary Americans will never be able to get that’s given the GOP its false sense of immunity. They will keep treating COVID19 like a mild flu despite the rising numbers because that’s what they’ve been ordered to do. We may never know the full reasoning behind the GOP’s willful ignorance, but at least we’re able to literally see its consequences.

WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 09: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attends a House Ways and Means Committee markup of the Republicans tax reform plan titled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act., on Capitol Hill November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

It was revealed on Friday that Rep. Devin Nunes of California, one of Trump’s most devoted sycophants and former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is just the latest member of the House to test positive for the coronavirus. Nunes is one of over two dozen House members to have contracted COVID-19, along with White House staffers and other Trump associates. Nunes was unaware of his positive status and most likely has infected an untold number of people.

Another member of the Republican Party, Rep. Dick Hinch, who was elected speaker of the New Hampshire House just one week ago, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday. Hinch, 71, was poised to lead his party in the state’s House of Representatives. An autopsy revealed that coronavirus was the cause, which has led the New Hampshire GOP to consult with state health officials and other authorities about any additional steps they should take beyond on-going COVID-19 protocols and contact tracing.

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