GOP Governor Rejects Responsibility For COVID Surge After Full Reopen

Artivia Tahir

The Missouri Governor denounces his role in contributing to the coronavirus pandemic in his state

The governor of Missouri has stated that he feels no personal responsibility for his state’s increase in Covid-19 cases, according to The Kansas City Star.

  • Gov. Mike Parson has been stressing the importance of personal responsibility for months, and when asked directly by a reporter about his thoughts on his own involvement, he said:

“I don’t even know where you come up with that question of personal responsibility as governor of the state of Missouri when you’re talking about a virus. That’s no different than the flu virus or do I feel guilty because we have car accidents and people die everyday. No, I don’t feel guilty about that.”

  • Following Parson’s decision to not extend the stay-at-home order, the number of Covid-19 cases in Missouri has increased, particularly in regions with food processing plants.
  • According to the report, “Missouri has had 1,954 confirmed cases and 81 deaths since June 16.”
  • The Missouri Democratic Party spokesperson Kevin Donohoe issued an email statement criticizing the governor for insulting the 966 Missourians who had died for Covid-19:

“The governor’s refusal to take any responsibility for the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and his decision to compare COVID-19 deaths to the flu and car crashes is deeply offensive and represents a stunning lack of compassion.”

Parson has decried claims of a second wave hitting Missouri and doesn’t see shutting down the state again as a legitimate possibility.

Read the full report.

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dlpny
dlpny

Another inbred moron. Wake up America and stop letting these Nazis run anything except en masse into the ocean!


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