My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling because…
Trump’s race to reopen the economy will result in “needless suffering and death,” according to Dr. Fauci. I ask that you endorse reopening only when:
We all have the same rapid testing and contact tracing as that available to the White House,which can identify and suppress a flair-up of new cases.
Hospitals have enough supplies and people to keep them from being overwhelmed.
Also, I encourage you to push McConnell for Federal assistance for states and hospitals. Trump abdicated his leadership role in a pandemic and it fell on the states. They now are desperate for the Federal government’s help.
The clearest picture yet that Trump’s primary goalis to help himself,leavingthe lives of othersa distant second, emerged yesterday at a Senate hearing.
Trump is rushing to get businesses restartedbecause the catastrophicdamage to the economy is dragging his reelection prospects down with it.
His “TRANSITION TO GREATNESS”collided with science yesterday when the government’s top Covid-19 scientist, Anthony Fauci, told Senators that premature reopening would cause “needless suffering and death.”
Trump has been inciting his followers, especially those heavily armed, by preaching that the “people . . . want their freedom now”and suggesting Democrat governors are withholding those freedoms. He also maintains that the protective measures are a Democratic ploy to keep the economy in limbo until the November election.
Yet on Monday, Trump scrambled after two White House staffers tested positive. He ordered everyone else in the building to wear a mask. Rapid testing and contact tracing resulted in senior members of the Administration Covid-19 task force to isolate themselves.
Such rapid testing and contact tracing is not available to the rest of us. How can Trump shove people back to work when evenWhite House employees aren’t safe?