Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have been labeled hypocrites and traitors as they blocked COVID relief while cutting line for the vaccine.
The outrage toward Senate Republicans has been building for days.
Mary Trump called McConnell a traitor:
Mitch McConnell is a traitor to this country. That he got the vaccine after willfully failing to protect us from Covid-19 is obscene. That he’s continuing to block aid to Americans that would help them survive the catastrophes his party created is unconscionable.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) December 19, 2020
Joni Ernst got called out for claiming that doctors were lying about COVID cases and then jumping to the head of the line for the vaccine:
— Christina Blackcloud (@wanasattia) December 21, 2020
CNN‘s Jim Acosta pointed to the grotesque picture of Republicans who enabled Trump getting vaccinated before Americans get COVID relief:
Images of members of Congress who have enabled Trump during this pandemic getting vaccinated before Americans receive covid relief shows just how deformed Washington has become.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 21, 2020
Trump started the Republican rush for the vaccine that they all claimed wasn’t needed that badly by getting the people who work closest to him vaccinated first.
As Senate Republicans toss crumbs to a nation that has been fatigued and battered by a pandemic that they refused to do anything about for seven months, the images of people who have caused so many Americans to needlessly suffer and die rushing to be vaccinated are not playing well with the American people.
Republicans betrayed the country when they refused to stand up to Trump’s pandemic lies while not doing a thing to provide pandemic aid.
They should not be rewarded for their behavior. Senate Republicans belong at the back of the vaccination line as punishment for the callous indifference to American sickness and suffering.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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