Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) participated maskless at Amy Coney Barrett’s affirmation listening to with no physician’s affirmation that his COVID signs are gone.
Lindsey Graham claimed that Mike Lee was cleared by his physician:
Right here is Lindsey Graham falsely claiming that Sen. Mike Lee was cleared by his doctor when Lee self-reported that his signs have been gone and has not launched a destructive COVID take a look at. pic.twitter.com/uMDGf8i5Wj
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) October 12, 2020
Heidi Przybyla reported:
Thanks, sure this can be a crucial level. Lee’s signs resolving are self reported and never confirmed by the physician: https://t.co/A6gpJtUUec
— Heidi Przybyla (@HeidiNBC) October 12, 2020
Mike Lee confirmed in individual on the listening to with out a masks, and he has no medical affirmation that his signs are gone or that he’s destructive for the coronavirus. It has solely been every week since Lee went into quarantine. He may nonetheless be contagious and could possibly be infecting the opposite Republican members of the committee.
The White House Chief of Staff is refusing to wear a mask when talking to reporters. Republicans try to jam by means of an unpopular Supreme Court docket nominee earlier than an election that they’re more likely to lose, and Mike Lee is within the listening to doubtlessly making senators and employees sick.
If extra Republican senators get sick at these affirmation hearings, it may derail their plan to verify Barrett earlier than the tip of the month.
Senate Republicans are risking the well being and lives of these round them as a result of all that they care about is taking away healthcare from tens of millions of Individuals.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who’s White Home Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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