The list of Trumpers testing positive for the coronavirus just keeps getting longer as former Trump aide Kellyanne Conway and Senator Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) have both tested positive for the virus.
Conway’s diagnosis comes after she spent the last several days viciously attacking former Vice President Joe Biden on Twitter.
Tonight I tested positive for COVID-19. My symptoms are mild (light cough) and I’m feeling fine. I have begun a quarantine process in consultation with physicians.
As always, my heart is with everyone affected by this global pandemic. ❤️
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 3, 2020
If that last statement were true, she would have strongly urged President Donald Trump to enact prevention measures such as social distancing and wearing masks from the beginning of this pandemic. So, as far as her appointment with karma, in the words of Trump, “it is what it is.”
But at least her daughter Claudia won’t have to deal with her mom in person for at least ten days.
And in connection with a Saturday event at the White House, Tillis has also contracted the deadly virus.
“Over the last few months, I’ve been routinely tested for COVID-19, including testing negative last Saturday, but tonight my rapid antigen test came back positive,” Tillis said in a statement released Friday. “I will be following the recommendations of my doctor and will be self-isolating at home for 10 days and notifying those I’ve been in close contact with. Thankfully, I have no symptoms and I feel well. As we all know, COVID-19 is a very contagious and deadly virus, especially because many carriers are asymptomatic. I encourage all North Carolinians to follow the recommendations of medical experts, including wearing a mask, washing hands, and practicing social distancing.”
BREAKING — Sen Thom Tillis also tests positive for covid-19, his office says. Tillis is also a member of the Judiciary Committee, was at the White House SCOTUS event Saturday, met with Barrett on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/FMGFWkOiFA
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 3, 2020
Again, if Tillis really cared about protecting the American people from this virus he would have spoken out months ago against Trump’s flippant attitude toward the pandemic.
Tillis is the second member of the Senate Judiciary Committee to test positive for the virus, the other being Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah.), yet another Republican who ignored the seriousness of the pandemic. Both men met with Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on the same day, thus exposing her to the virus as well.
Let us never forget that these people let over 200,000 Americans die when they could have done something to prevent these deaths. It’s fitting that they are battling the virus themselves now. But unlike most Americans, they all likely have great health insurance and enough money to cover the expense of their treatment without going bankrupt. Barrett would likely cast her vote on the high court to strike down Obamacare, which would render millions without insurance during this perilous time, and neither of the Republican senators are pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to vote on the second stimulus package passed by the House months ago to help struggling Americans.
Trump himself tested positive for the coronavirus earlier this week and has now been hospitalized, and he only has himself to blame — just like Tillis and Conway.
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