Liberal and conservative agree: modern GOP isn’t salvageable – Yahoo News

Posted: February 28, 2021 at 10:39 pm

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SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty ImagesBidens chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci hit back at South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noems harsh criticism of him on Sunday, saying her comments about him at this weekends Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) were not very helpful and unfortunate.Noem, who has received praise from conservatives for largely ignoring coronavirus restrictions and guidelines, got a standing ovation from the CPAC crowd when she boasted about ignoring the medical advice of experts and called out Fauci for supposedly being wrong. Appearing on CBS News Face the Nation, Fauci was asked if that sentiment was an impediment to the nations recovery.Kristi Noem Under Scrutiny for Using State Plane to Fly to NRA, Turning Points Meet-UpsIts unfortunate but its not really helpful because sometimes you think things are going well and just take a look at the numbers, they dont lie, he said. During an interview with Noem on the same program, anchor Margaret Brennan grilled the Republican governor and potential 2024 presidential candidate on her states poor performance with the deadly virus.So for your state, you have, if you look at starting in July, which was after that spring peak, you have the highest death rate in cumulative COVID deaths per million in the country, Brennan said, adding: I know youre conservative and you care about the sanctity of life. So how can you justify making decisions that put the health of your constituents at risk?Noem, meanwhile, brushed off the question, instead telling Brennan that those are questions that you should be asking every other governor in this country as well.FAUCI REACTS: Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to @govkristinoem's criticism at #CPAC that the veteran medical expert is "wrong" on hospital capacity and #COVID19 caseloads: "It's unfortunate but it's not really helpful just take a look at the numbers they don't lie." Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 28, 2021 Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

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