Mike Pence was just appointed by Donald Trump to head up the team that will combat the coronavirus in the United States. There is just one glaring problem with that. Mike Pence is a science-denier who believes he can pray the gay away. Pence’s solutions to the epidemic could, and likely will, cost human lives. Without a scientific approach, Pence will simply be left guessing and leaving it up to god’s will.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is standing up to this dangerous appointment by Trump. This is what she said about it on Twitter Wednesday:
Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic. This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have.
Mike Pence literally does not believe in science.
It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic.
This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have. https://t.co/NhMPOusOWm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 27, 2020
According to BBC:
US President Trump has appointed his Vice-President Mike Pence to coordinate the government response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Both men told a White House news conference that the risk to the American people remained very low.
The report continues:
The announcement came as new cases of Covid-19, the infection caused by the Wuhan coronavirus, continue to spread at a rapid pace around the world. Sixty cases have so far been reported in the US.
Minutes after the White House news conference, the authorities confirmed another US case of Covid-19.
Addressing the press, Mr Trump expressed confidence that the US would be able to handle coronavirus.
AOC is heavily trolled by Trump supporters online ever since her meteoric rise in politics. Those trolls can be seen wasting their lives in the comment thread of her very important message. We saved all the idiotic responses for you below: