These governors followed Trump’s advice. Now, their states are pandemic hot spots.

This piece was originally published in the August 5, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

FL Gov. Ron DeSantis and Trump at a public event this week.
FL Gov. Ron DeSantis and Trump at a public event this week.
Source: AP via FlaPol

“We don’t have to listen to any more of your rhetorical speeches.”

— Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) yesterday before she walked out of Ted Cruz’s sham Antifa hearing

The Republican governors of Florida, Arizona, and Georgia chose to listen to Trump instead of public health experts.

Their decisions to reopen their states too soon have had devastating consequences.

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IN THE NEWS

  • Coronavirus cases are still widespread in many states, including Georgia, Florida, and Arizona, where the governors have followed Trump’s model of ignoring data and expert advice while failing to take necessary precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus. Florida’s confirmed case count topped 500,000 today, while Georgia’s total surpassed 200,000 cases. Arizona has more than 182,000 confirmed cases.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

  • Missourians voted to expand Medicaid last night, becoming the 39th state to do so since this funding became available and following in Oklahoma’s footsteps in doing so during the pandemic. This is yet another sign that people across party and ideological lines desperately need more than our current health care system offers.

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This piece was originally published in the August 5, 2020 edition of CAP Action’s daily newsletter, the Progress Report. Subscribe to the Progress Report here.

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