Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) on Saturday, Aug.29, accused President Donald Trump of “deliberately killing people” by holdings rallies amid the CCP Virus (coronavirus) pandemic but stayed silent on ongoing Black Lives Matter protests strung across the country.
“Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth? Trump is deliberately killing people,” Murphy tweeted. “He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.”
“His plan is to kill people. Let’s just say it,” he said.
Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth?
Trump is deliberately killing people.
He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.
His plan is to kill people. Let’s just say it.
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 29, 2020
Murphy also railed against attendees of the president’s acceptance speech on the last event of the Republican National Convention where were few wearing masks, calling them “stone cold killers.”
“These guys are stone cold killers. The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility,” Murphy wrote on Twitter Friday. “They sat right next to each other and didn’t wear masks intentionally. They knew they were setting an example that would be followed and they reveled in it.”
These guys are stone cold killers. The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility.
They sat right next to each other and didn’t wear masks intentionally. They knew they were setting an example that would be followed and they reveled in it.
STONE. COLD. KILLERS. pic.twitter.com/kUBUuRKFht
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 28, 2020
President Trump has urged Americans to wear masks while insisting that they “must have their freedoms.”
“We will continue to urge Americans to wear masks when they cannot socially distance, but we do not need to bring the full weight of the federal government down on law-abiding Americans to accomplish this goal. Americans must have their freedoms, and I trust the American people and their governors very much,” the president said at a White House briefing.
The president on Friday held a rally in New Hampshire where masks and temperature checks were mandates.
Meanwhile, massive protests continue to expand across the country over police brutality and racial justice, many of them have turned violent. Murphy and his fellow Democrats stay silent or struggle to publicly condemn the CCP Virus-related consequences and the violence.
This week, Murphy tweeted, “Looting and vandalism is bad.” He later deleted the tweet, saying it “mistakenly gave the impression that I thought there was an equivalency between property crime and murder.”
On Friday, thousands gathered for the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Biden’s running mate, made a video appearance at civil rights event at the National Mall, encouraging protesters to continue fighting for racial justice, reported The Hill.
“The road ahead, it is not going to be easy, but if we work together to challenge every instinct our nation has to return to the status quo … we have an opportunity to make history, right here and right now,” she said.
However, they oppose opening the country, allowing people to go to schools and churches and support mail-in voting out of concerns that the virus could harm citizens.
The people know. The #coronavirus crisis is over. Stop the oppression, stop the abuse of our children, stop the destruction of our economy, free our churches, and restore our liberties… https://t.co/eX8CXL5iNw
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 29, 2020
10 at my brother in laws funeral, outside in April. But, they can do this yesterday & for 3 months now!😡💔😓 pic.twitter.com/LBiLK09jmU
— Cheryl R. Gilmer (@CherylRGilmer1) August 29, 2020
“It’s not safe to open up schools”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 29, 2020
Can we all stop pretending now that the Democrats care about Covid? https://t.co/ahESJX5BNf
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 30, 2020
My mentor and father figure died alone in a hospital room on July 28 and saw no visitors for the last 2 weeks of his life, but throwing a block party is perfectly fine. I’m so sick of all of this. pic.twitter.com/XoeoUhrWKV
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 29, 2020
Is CNN going to do a “where are their masks and social distancing! This is killing people!” segment on national tv, or is covid shaming only for bikers and Trump rallies?
We all the know the answer
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) August 29, 2020