Things We Saw Today: Devin Nunes Should Just Stop Talking Already
Please don't be reading this from a bar right now.
Rep. and professional sycophant Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) appeared on Fox News today to willfully share dangerous and wrong information about COVID-19. Nunes was a guest on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, and proceeded to encourage viewers to ignore recommendations for social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak.
“If you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to go out and go to a local restaurant, likely you can get in easy. Let’s not hurt the working people in this country…go to your local pub” pic.twitter.com/jXdhOfwe9R
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) March 15, 2020
Nunes said, “There’s a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out. One of the things you can do, if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant ― likely you can get in easily. Let’s not hurt the working people in this country that are relying on wages and tips to keep their small business going. Just don’t run to the grocery store and buy $4,000 of food. Go to your local pub.”
Nunes’s advice directly contradicts what doctors and medical experts all over the world are saying, but are we honestly surprised? Nunes’s number one priority is and always has been sucking up to Donald Trump and covering his own ass. He has been embroiled in his own set of quid pro quo scandals and fake cow lawsuits.
Many took to Twitter to call Nunes out:
“Do normal things, rub your eyes after holding handrails, French kiss everybody in the big meeting, raw dog handshake the lonely coughing man at your local kidney dialysis center. Smear animal feces on your children, become blood brothers with a fruit bat, https://t.co/QaclzEA3sv
— Erin ☄️ Ryan (@morninggloria) March 15, 2020
Devin Nunes, always finding new and innovative ways to be a menace to the American public. https://t.co/L9BVeKeZBo
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) March 15, 2020
Dr. Fauci this morning: "I would like to see a dramatic diminution of the personal interaction that we see in restaurants and in bars."
Devin Nunes this morning: https://t.co/pZn1xVw4ok
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 15, 2020
Devin Nunes is going to get Americans killed. And there will be a number of real lawsuits that begin. pic.twitter.com/MpmhAupIwL
— Nabilah Islam for Congress (@NabilahforGA07) March 15, 2020
This is agitprop, not just misinformation. Republicans don’t care much about “the working people” when they’re depressing wages and busting unions. Sooner things are “normal,” the better it is for Trump. @DevinNunes is covering the president’s ass. Period. https://t.co/vS1oaFybbd
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) March 15, 2020
Just when we think republicans can sink no further here’s Nunes, putting Americans in danger just so the crisis can look a little less crisis-y. What a stain on humanity. And what an opportune time to donate to his challenger, Phil Arballo:
We’re building a movement to defeat @DevinNunes & replace him with a representative who will follow the facts, believe science, & do what’s best for the American people & his constituents.
Join us by chipping in to our grassroots campaign: https://t.co/ZLjpuEdR48
— Phil Arballo (@PhilArballo2020) March 15, 2020
(image: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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