Surprise Surprise Surprise, a democrat wants more shut downs America. That’s right, one of the two democrat Senate candidates in the Georgia run off says he’s okay with more shutdowns if the CDC recommends it.
“The White House coronavirus task force said that Georgia, your state, is, quote, in the early stages of full resurgence and that this is the moment to dramatically increase mitigation,” said guest anchor Dana Bash. “So, would you support harsher restrictions in Georgia like closing restaurants and businesses temporarily?”
“I think we should follow the expertise of public health experts like those of the CDC which is based here in Georgia,” Ossoff responded. “And if that is the consensus of the public health community, we need to take that advice very seriously.”
The Georgia U.S. Senate candidate, who is running in a January 5 runoff against Republican Sen. David Perdue, insisted that epidemiologists “are qualified to advise us on the correct mitigation procedures.”
“And the problem we’ve had all year is that politicians have been suppressing and ignore public health advice,” he continued. “It’s time to trust the experts, listen to public health professionals in a public health crisis.”
“So if they said shut things down temporarily, you’d be all for it?” Bash asked.
“If the CDC and its leadership gave a strong indication that those kinds of stronger mitigation measures are necessary to save lives and contain the spread of the virus, it would be malpractice for politicians to ignore that advice,” Ossoff said. “There are more than 2,000 Americans dying per day. The spread is out of control. And the problem is we have ignored the public health experts. So I will be listening to them and not to political consultants, pollsters, or folks who are looking out for their own financial interests like my opponent.”