While discussing the need for the passage of a new stimulus package on Face The Nation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out the Trump administration and his allies in Congress for being anti-science, after dismissing all relevant information regarding efforts to contain the coronavirus.
Face The Nation host Margaret Brennan asked Speaker Pelosi if the spread of the virus to the president and many of his allies last week was transmitted from Capitol Hill.
"I have not heard that," Pelosi said. "The optics of it all are that those who were at the White House are the ones who brought the virus to the Capitol," she said.
She was referring the Republicans who held their Supreme Court nomination event at the White House without taking proper precautions to protect themselves and others from the pandemic, while trying to ram through a Supreme Court nominee.
Then Speaker Pelosi lowered the boom on Republicans and this administration's constant mocking of the CDC guidelines, control measures, and science in general aimed at protecting the health of the American people.
Speaker Pelosi said, "For a long time the Republicans in Congress and this president have been anti-science. They don't trust science and they don't believe in government."
She continued, "So, if science says you should be testing, tracing, treating, mask-wearing, sanitation, separation, and the rest, and you don't believe in science, and you don't want — which is what you have do, then you have more deaths, more spread of the virus."
"You can see this even with denial on climate change, that we're suffering these fires, that they don't believe in fires, and they don't want to do anything."
Trump has constantly disagreed with the medical team at the CDC and attacked climate change throughout his presidency and the pandemic..
I imagine some Republicans do believe in science, but they refuse to adhere to it, so they send out people who denigrate the medical professionals like Dr. Fauci to appear on these shows. Acting on science's recommendations stops them from making money from oil companies and their corporate donors.
They put the lives of the many to line in order to their pockets with gold.
The American people and science suffer.