Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Tuesday morning gently pushed back on President Donald Trump's stated desire to send everyone back to work during a time when coronavirus cases are surging throughout the United States.
After the president said on Monday night that he was considering telling people to go back to their normal routines at the end of next week in the name of restarting the economy, Cheney wrote on Twitter that it is not realistic to expect things to go back to normal during a time when there is a pandemic spreading exponentially throughout the country.
"There will be no normally functioning economy if our hospitals are overwhelmed and thousands of Americans of all ages, including our doctors and nurses, lay dying because we have failed to do what’s necessary to stop the virus," she wrote.
While Cheney's stance earned her some plaudits, it also drew the ire of some Trump supporters who insisted that the president's plan to send everyone back to work in the middle of a spiraling health crisis was a good idea.
Check out some angry reactions below.
@Liz_Cheney @byrdinator The economy is a KEY FACTOR IN PUBLIC HEALTH!!!!! Isolate hotspots. Limit travel in/out (li… https://t.co/ZKVQRZeiYG— Derby #JobsNotMobs (@Derby #JobsNotMobs) 1585060755.0
@Liz_Cheney @katherinemiller YEA OK ! ITS NOT EBOLA!!!! EVERYONE BACK TO WORK! 🙏🇺🇸❤— egio girl⭐⭐⭐ (@egio girl⭐⭐⭐) 1585060874.0
@Liz_Cheney @stillgray There will be no country left if everyone is jobless and defaults on their mortgages. I'll… https://t.co/ztBPDSqWw2— 40 year-old Grandpa (@40 year-old Grandpa) 1585061364.0
@Liz_Cheney 60,000 +/- people die every year in USA from influenza , even more if you add other viruses. 20,000 di… https://t.co/qaIoiOIbKU— Gregory De XX ✈️🇺🇸 (@Gregory De XX ✈️🇺🇸) 1585061331.0
@Liz_Cheney You're not stopping the virus, you're only containing it, you're quarantining the healthy that can de… https://t.co/nA55ce3tZh— Trump Won 🇺🇸 (@Trump Won 🇺🇸) 1585063803.0
@Liz_Cheney 1% (or less) death rate. Only 1 child in the whole WORLD has died because of it yet even GOP members li… https://t.co/YavYLk3L6x— Joe Rhode (@Joe Rhode) 1585061455.0