WATCH: Devin Nunes Thinks Kids Should Go Back to School, People Back to Work in 2 Weeks
Devin Nunes has had a bit of a messaging problem during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 15th, he recommended that people dine in at their favorite restaurants despite CDC guidelines not to do so. He later said that “media freaks” twisted his words.
Rather than learning his lesson, Nunes is again pushing actions that go against the advice of health experts. During a Tuesday night appearance on the Ingraham Angle, the California congressman said, thanks to chloroquine, kids can get back to school in 2-4 weeks and workers can go back to work in a week or two.
Nunes told Laura Ingraham, “Look, the schools were just cancelled out here in California, which is way overkill. It’s possible kids could have went back to school in 2 to 4 weeks. But they just cancelled the rest of the schools.”
The lawmaker continued, “Look, I’m optimistic here. I think that the drugs that are on the market now. Look how quick we were able to get this approved. This new malarial drug that you’ve been talking about every night. There’s a lot of optimism here, that we have. Some of these drugs that are coming on line.”
Nunes finished with plea for the economy to fire back up. “If we don’t start to get people back to work, in this country in the next week to two weeks – I don’t believe we can wait until the end of April,” he said. “I don’t know of any economy that’s ever survived after they unplug the entire economy and expect things to go back to normal.”
Watch a clip of the interview here, courtesy of Fox News:
Devin Nunes calls the closure of schools in California “way overkill” shortly before he argues we need to send people back to work within 1-2 weeks while citing optimism over Hydroxychloroquine pic.twitter.com/3pBHWdwlK0
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