GOP Governor Slammed for Claiming Dr. Fauci Doesn't Have 'All the Information' After He Urged All States to Issue Stay at Home Orders
Given President Donald Trump's propensity for lying and his administration's constant misinformation regarding the current global pandemic, Americans across the country have become selective about which sources they deem as credible in seeking potentially lifesaving information in the face of a national health crisis.
Iowa's Republican governor, Kim Reynolds, is in stark disagreement with most Americans on whom to trust regarding measures designed to curb the virus.
Iowa is one of a few states that still has yet to issue a stay-at-home order to slow the virus's spread. Reynolds has resisted taking the step despite a unanimous recommendation from the Iowa Board of Medicine to do so.
National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that all states should institute these orders.
Reynolds's response was...telling.
After calling stay-at-home orders a "divisive issue," the governor said:
"I would say that maybe [Fauci] doesn't have all the information"
Fauci has quickly become one of the most notable figures in the pandemic's response, and one of the few officials in President Donald Trump's virus task force that Americans widely trust to deliver accurate information. He's been an integral part of curbing health crises from the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States to Avian Flu to H1N1 and more.
If Fauci doesn't have all the information, then the country is—for lack of a better word—completely screwed.
People were appalled at the governor's defense.
It's safe to say that Fauci has more information and experience in these situations than any governor in the nation—including Reynolds.
The death toll in the United States from the virus recently surpassed 6000.
Information saves lives. Ignorance endangers them.
Trump Campaign Gets Brutally Mocked for Photo of Trump Officials Wearing 'Keep Iowa Great' Hats on Flight Back From Iowa
The director of communications for President Donald Trump, Tim Murtaugh, posted a triumphant photo of Trump supporters in their trademark red caps as they left Iowa on a private jet.
The photo ended up looking unintentionally bizarre.
Republican Senator Just Got Shouted Down at Her Own Town Hall for Saying Mass Shootings Are a 'Mental Health' Issue
It's been two weeks since two horrific mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas resulted in the deaths of 31 people, but Americans' calls for common sense gun reform haven't relented.
This is most recently evident at an Iowa town hall for Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). Ernst, who is up for reelection in 2020, has an A-rating from the National Rifle Association and received a nearly $10 thousand donation during her 2014 senate campaign.
Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa is no stranger to controversy or to being asked to resign. Earlier this year King was stripped of his committee assignments by his own party leadership citing his racist, xenophobic and White supremacist statements.
Now King is under fire for comments made about the merits of incest and rape. King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.
Conservative Iowa Voter Who Supports Kamala Harris Explains Why She'll Be Supporting a Democrat in 2020
The Iowa State Fair is a mainstay for presidential candidates vying for favor among the swing state's undecided voters. This year is no different.
Candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination descended on Iowa this past weekend to eat fair food, speak with voters, and address fairgoers in "soapbox" speeches.
GOP Congressman Just Got Hilariously Trolled Into Tweeting a July 4th Message to the Colonel From 'A Few Good Men'
Ken Klippenstein—of the news and commentary web series The Young Turks—decided to have a bit of fun on Twitter Thursday, July 4. First, Klippenstein replied to embattled Iowa Republican House member Steve King's Independence Day message, asking him to pay tribute to his "uncle."
Klippenstein actually targeted numerous people, both conservative and liberal, with his prank.
Homophobic Protesters Heckled Pete Buttigieg During a Campaign Rally and He Gave the Perfect Off-the-Cuff Response
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, issued a short and sweet response after protesters chanting "Sodom and Gomorrah" interrupted him at an Iowa campaign rally.
An organized effort led by Randall Terry, a Christian activist who founded the anti-abortion rights group Operation Rescue, attempted to detract from the event by shouting about the Biblical cities destroyed by God's wrath. But the crowd of more than 1,600 Buttigieg supporters drowned them out by chanting Buttigieg's name.