Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan spurred fierce backlash when he attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci for recommending Americans avoid travel during the holidays, and (maybe) joked “What will he cancel next? Saying Merry Christmas?”
Dr. Fauci has been making the rounds warning of the worsening coronavirus catastrophe, with the United States breaking new records for deaths on a near-daily basis. But on Friday night, Jordan was more concerned with Fauci’s advice, writing “Dr. Fauci says Americans should ‘avoid travel’ over the holidays. What will he cancel next? Saying Merry Christmas?”
Dr. Fauci says Americans should “avoid travel” over the holidays.
What will he cancel next?
Saying Merry Christmas?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) December 4, 2020
Over a hundred thousand Twitter users turned Jordan into a trending topic over the post, and reaction from media figures and other verified users was uniformly negativem with many taking the chance to troll Jordan over allegations he ignored sexual abuse while coaching wrestling at Ohio State.
— Lawrence O’Donnell (@Lawrence) December 5, 2020
No, saying goodbye to Grandma nine days after the holiday because she’s dead from COVID you fucking ghoul. https://t.co/HXmQOkRWE3
— Eric Garland (@ericgarland) December 5, 2020
You can certainly go to hell. No mask. No quarantine. Just leave your chestnuts on an open fire, you fucking troll. https://t.co/5ox3iZU38k
— David Simon (@AoDespair) December 5, 2020
During a pandemic, listen to doctors, not wrestling coaches.
Your dad who wants you to live. https://t.co/rYWo9OyB5M
— Wajahat “Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic” Ali (@WajahatAli) December 5, 2020
People can actually feel themselves losing IQ points just reading one of this jamoke’s tweets. https://t.co/XHHnLDDuHA
— Mike Lupica (@MikeLupica) December 5, 2020
The most punchable of all of the faces
— 😷 Tara Dublin #Biden46 😷 (@taradublinrocks) December 5, 2020
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 5, 2020
You know it’s a pandemic, right?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) December 5, 2020
Well he’s hoping to cancel a lot of funerals and ton and tons of hospitalizations
Why do you want all those to happen? https://t.co/nRDMlhRmVA
— Shannon in Ohio 4 (@ShannonFreshour) December 5, 2020
The Republicans have achieved some sort of singularity where a parody Republican account and an actual Republican account have become indistinguishable. https://t.co/XlbPVNphmV
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) December 5, 2020
The confirmed death toll from COVID-19 is approaching 300,000, with daily deaths routinely exceeding 2,500.
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