Wearing a mask has somehow become part of the Republican Party's ongoing war against science and facts. For some reason, President Donald Trump refuses to wear a mask and has mocked some of those who do so. He hasn't mandated masks at his events and at a GOP conference in Arizona.
Supporters have been dogged about their stance against masks, taking to municipal meetings to clutch their throats and pretend they are somehow suffocating.
Public opinion has turned against the mask-phobic and many have posted videos of irate white women having public meltdowns when asked to put one on. Since the winds shifted, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided that masks are important.
We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people. Wearing simpl… https://t.co/k5KtiLO72w— Leader McConnell (@Leader McConnell)1593459568.0
Predictable, Republicans unleashed on McConnell treating him like a traitor to their pro-COVID advocacy.
On the other side, it prompted many to ask where McConnell has been for the last 75 days and why McConnell has been so unwilling to weigh in on the mask battle until now.
You can see the comments below:
@senatemajldr 75 days too late but ok— Yuri Thomas (@Yuri Thomas)1593460359.0
@senatemajldr @ddale8 It’s about damn time you came out with this. Now, bring up the Hero’s Act and help struggling families.— Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM (@Pat Fuller MA BsEd. #EmbraceHope #WearAMask #BLM)1593460276.0
@senatemajldr Now you promote this after 4 months? Your credibility is shot.— shelly 🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@shelly 🌊🌊🌊🌊)1593460082.0
@senatemajldr The turtle finally woke up.— Ed Kamen (@Ed Kamen)1593461208.0
@senatemajldr That is an excellent, rational, informed assessment, and simple but superb advice. I do have one ques… https://t.co/hgZZZ9l8aS— MutherBear (@MutherBear)1593461231.0
@senatemajldr As if you care? Do you not possess one shred of decency within your being? If so, STFU and just quit.… https://t.co/LLrAUCZdTP— Michael Hall (@Michael Hall)1593461042.0
@senatemajldr You are 4 months and 125k dead Americans too late.— so-called 'stay home, save lives' yo (@so-called 'stay home, save lives' yo)1593460468.0
@senatemajldr Too little, too late. AKA: WTAF?— Deena Burnett (@Deena Burnett)1593460808.0
@senatemajldr This means you’re going to admit republicans have been dangerously wrong for several months, and got… https://t.co/04polWIAFp— Treason Stickers (@Treason Stickers)1593459973.0
@senatemajldr Your party has stigmatized a belief in science because it wins you a hammerlock on the voting pool th… https://t.co/Cewoy1Rjcj— JRehling (@JRehling)1593459973.0
@senatemajldr You are a little late to the Covid19 situation.— Jlm (@Jlm)1593461154.0