Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) thought he’d crank up the GOP’s patented “war on Christmas” talking point in order to take a cheap shot at Dr. Anthony Fauci, but his attempt only wound up getting him mocked and humiliated on social media.
According to HuffPost, Fauci — the nation’s leading medical expert on infectious diseases — is begging Americans not to congregate for the upcoming Christmas holiday because it could wind up spreading the novel coronavirus and causing millions of new infections:
“Fauci has warned that Americans should ‘avoid travel and avoid congregate settings’ over the holidays in a bid to curb the spread of the coronavirus, which is raging across the country and has killed more than 275,000 Americans.”
That prompted Jordan to tweet in response:
Dr. Fauci says Americans should “avoid travel” over the holidays.
What will he cancel next?
Saying Merry Christmas?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 4, 2020
Here we go again: Using idiocy to drown out scientific evidence.
That was all it took for Twitter users to remind Jordan that the number of daily COVID-19 cases, hospital admissions and deaths are rising precipitously, with thousands of Americans dying each and every day as result of the pandemic:
My dentist says to floss, what’s next, me not being allowed to eat food?
— Brendel (@Brendelbored) December 5, 2020
Why would avoiding travel mean canceling Christmas & not celebrating? A serious question. You can celebrate no matter what.
If a blizzard had you homebound on Christmas Day, you’d make do, & enjoy the day. Well, we’re in a viral blizzard.
This is why you are laughed at by many.
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) December 5, 2020
Don’t worry Jim.
If you and your GOP friends have your way…
… there will be significantly less people to say Merry Christmas to because they’ll either be on ventilators or be dead. https://t.co/hwC8drYkex
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) December 5, 2020
it’s like a right-wing mad libs https://t.co/1DYcXLvrcf
— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) December 5, 2020
He’s not canceling anything.
The leading infectious disease expert in our nation is recommending that folks not travel this holiday season because of the pandemic that’s killing as many people each day as the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Honestly, Gym, keep up. https://t.co/CO291dMuDp
— Aaron Mahnke (@amahnke) December 4, 2020
Yeah, cuz saying “Merry Christmas” can totally kill you, your grandmother or health care workers, not to mention cause us to run out of hospital space. https://t.co/TLsjDCcNsP
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) December 5, 2020
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