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Six Month Update: Republicans’ Failed COVID-19 Response

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WASHINGTON — Roughly six months ago, the coronavirus pandemic caused a national emergency declaration in the United States, prompting shutdowns and panic across the country as little information was given to the public from the federal government. We now know that Donald Trump knowingly downplayed the severity of the coronavirus — despite understanding it was deadly, even to young people, from the very beginning. He lied to the American people and across the country Republican legislators followed his lead and actively made this crisis worse.

The GOP’s callous refusal to follow medical advice is to blame for the rising deaths and cases. Republicans also frequently refused to wear masks, attended re-open rallies, hid positive COVID-19 test results from their Democratic colleagues, and continued to host in-person campaign events throughout the pandemic.

Here’s a look back at the most irresponsible GOP legislation during this crisis: