With over 80 thousand Americans dead and millions more unemployed, President Donald Trump and his allies continue to rail against the recommendations of health experts, politicizing safety and endangering even more lives.
Republican Senators didn't divert from this path on Tuesday when they questioned National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci. A large amount of the President's supporters have turned against Dr. Fauci for his willingness to use his 50 years of infectious disease expertise to inform and occasionally correct the President.
As a result, GOP Senators like Rand Paul of Kentucky used the Senate committee hearing to rake Fauci across the coals for warning them that scaling back stay-at-home orders prematurely could worsen virus outbreaks across the United States. It wasn't long before Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson echoed the attacks in even more explicit terms.
Devout Trump supporter and Republican Congresswoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming, however, came to Fauci's defense.
Dr. Fauci is one of the finest public servants we have ever had. He is not a partisan. His only interest is saving… https://t.co/iHiIxEDl9q— Liz Cheney (@Liz Cheney)1589331291.0
She correctly reminded her constituents that Fauci's goal is to save lives and provide expertise. But when one supports a President that's told over 18 thousand lies, there's no room for dissent—just blind loyalty.
The President's supporters weren't happy that Cheney failed to fall in line, and they soon bedeviled her with unhinged rants.
Why??? He has admitted he knows nothing of economics or for that matter real working people's lives. He just gives… https://t.co/N4CQJmmoFC— Chester United StateS (@Chester United StateS)1589359579.0
Is this a parity account? Liz can't be serious. He's nothing but a partisan hack. Why does he get to decide? He's… https://t.co/NHOKdOtQie— Nancy - MAGA - Trump Supporter! (@Nancy - MAGA - Trump Supporter!)1589333711.0
You are out of your mind. Shut your mouth you Globaish Hack! https://t.co/bxNbg9PAiL— MagaPhil (@MagaPhil)1589390039.0
@Liz_Cheney With the tyranny being spread by him to our government officials you should be thanking America we are… https://t.co/vtswUheiBu— Daniel “ The Tits McMeatball Experience” Morris (@Daniel “ The Tits McMeatball Experience” Morris)1589384841.0
I'm sorry Liz but you have just confirmed to me a Wyoming resident that you don't represent me and I'll do my best… https://t.co/HH075k57tG— 🌟🌟🌟deplorable Mike 🇺🇸NRA #WWG1WGA MAGA (@🌟🌟🌟deplorable Mike 🇺🇸NRA #WWG1WGA MAGA)1589336966.0
People weren't surprised at the blind loyalty at odds with truth.
How the hell am I agreeing with AND retreating Liz Cheney? MAGAts attack en masse in 3, 2, 1... https://t.co/uXSBt8gjfp— 💙 Koko 🥁 💙 (@💙 Koko 🥁 💙)1589336973.0
@Liz_Cheney Best prepare yourself for some unwelcome mail from @realDonaldTrump supporters. They're not so much abo… https://t.co/AOxmBvApbL— Angry Zelda (@Angry Zelda)1589331443.0
Some of the replies to this... https://t.co/I2JkuvyeQm— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1589333430.0