Bethany Mandel is a conservative writer and commentator who writes for The Federalist and is a frequent guest on Fox News. And she wants us all to know that she’s ready to end the coronavirus lockdown, even if it means killing your grandparents in the process.
On Wednesday, Mandel posted a tweet in which she bragged that she was willing to be a “grandma killer” if that’s what it takes to get the U.S. economy back on track after being largely shut down for more than a month. Apparently, Mandel thinks that nearly 75,000 dead Americans (many of them residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities) is simply the price we have to pay for progress:
You can call me a Grandma killer. I’m not sacrificing my home, food on the table, all of our docs and dentists, every form of pleasure (museums, zoos, restaurants), all my kids’ teachers in order to make other people comfortable. If you want to stay locked down, do. I’m not.
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) May 6, 2020
Mandel’s hateful tweet quickly went viral, but reaction she got from others on social media made it clear that if she really wants to advocate killing the elderly just so her stock portfolio can produce a healthy return, then she clearly needs to reexamine her priorities:
Thank you for letting us know we can you Grandma killer. Have fun at the zoo with the kiddos! https://t.co/lrL9wMQBNJ
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) May 6, 2020
“I don’t care if you die, I’m taking my family to Outback Steakhouse!!!! Your grandma can CHOKE” https://t.co/CBDKfh3sjU
— ???? ????? (@moby_dickhead) May 6, 2020
“sociopath” is shorter https://t.co/bFp0JAXnj3
— Sarah Jones (@onesarahjones) May 6, 2020
You’re a grandma killer yes. But you’re also a nurse killer, a doctor killer, a cop killer, a grocery clerk killer, a student killer, a 5 year old killer, a bus driver killer, a father killer who just had a child killer, a family killer. Good people take care of their community.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) May 6, 2020
— TreyLA ??? (@treyinla) May 6, 2020
Just curious! If they say okay no lockdown we will lift it , but in return your life will be taken to save your house, etc Would your view be the same?
— Angeleec (@j6ybird) May 7, 2020
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