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GOP Legislators Elevate Dangerous Fringe Protests Backed by Mega-Donors

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WASHINGTON As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the United States, Republican state legislators continue to ignore both the advice of public health officials and public opinion. Instead of working to combat the pandemic and adhere to safe benchmarks to reopen their states, GOP legislators across the country are advocating for people to go back to work before it’s safe and fanning the flames of dangerous protests organized by wealthy, right-wing donors.

“The GOP’s reckless push to lend credibility to these dangerous protests is just another example of their backward priorities during this crisis,” said Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee President Jessica Post. “Republicans have made it clear they would rather cater to their right-wing base than listen to the advice of medical experts. Their lack of leadership threatens to put their constituents at risk, worsen the spread of the virus, and undo the progress states have made to flatten the curve.”