Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said Sunday that the homeless residents of his congressional district are like a “zombie apocalypse” as he discussed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
Appearing on Fox News, Nunes pretended to be concerned about homelessness, but then made it clear he was only interested in mocking those without a place to live:
“The situation out here in California with the homeless population is quite dire and that was before the coronavirus. It’s almost like zombie apocalypse. You’ve seen the pictures.”
Nunes then added:
“I’ve got several thousand just in my district. It’s largely due because we let our criminals out. We pass laws that let multiple convicted drug abusers out. Now unfortunately, a lot of these people — I call it zombie apocalypse because a lot of these people have done drugs for a long period of time. You know, they’re just not well.”
Of course, Nunes never addressed any possible solutions for alleviating the problem of homelessness, only saying that it’s fortunate the homeless live outside since that makes it more difficult for them to contract COVID-19:
“One of the positive things in all this is if you’re outside in the outdoors, you’re social distancing, we haven’t seen it run through homeless population. At least, that we know of yet.”
Devin Nunes needs to try and have compassion for those less fortunate than him, but all he wants to do is complain. Like so many Republicans, he wants to feel superior to those less fortunate than him, but he doesn’t actually want to do anything to help them. It’s better for him politically to merely complain and blame others for a problem he refuses to try and solve.
Come November, the voters will have an opportunity to get rid of heartless whiners like Nunes. Here’s hoping they’ll do exactly that.
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