Some Republicans remain skeptical about the coronavirus while Americans' lives are on the line
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The Washington Post Reports: As much of America takes drastic action, some Republicans remain skeptical of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic
This past weekend, Rep. Devin Nunes (R. CA), spent his time on Fox News stating that "it's a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant."
Meanwhile, across the world, countries have forced people to quarantine to try and slow the devastating effects of the coronavirus.
Inside the Republican Party and the conservative movement that Trump commands, there is now a deep divide as the nation confronts the coronavirus. For weeks, many on the right, including Trump, minimized the virus, if they considered it at all. Even in recent days, as much of the world shuts down to try to stop its spread, some Republicans mocked what they saw as a media-generated frenzy.
People have lost their lives, the economy is collapsing, and Americans are suffering. Why are our representatives continuing to spread misinformation?
“The right underestimated this and thought the media was beating up on Trump again,” added GOP strategist Ed Rollins, who chairs a pro-Trump super PAC. “That was yesterday. Today is, ‘Life in America is changing before our eyes.’ ”
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