Coronavirus, Republicans, China

Coronavirus, Republicans

Republican Senator Tom Cotton Won’t Stop Regurgitating Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

This is the new form of public recklessness this president has unleashed amongst our political class.

2/18/2020 2:49:00 PM

The Republican from Arkansas has repeatedly pushed this line of questioning that has, predictably, made headway on the internet’s far right nether regions.

This is the new form of public recklessness this president has unleashed amongst our political class.

may bea high-security Chinese biochemical lab. The Republican from Arkansas has repeatedly pushed this line of questioning that has, predictably, made headway on the internet’s far right nether regions. For some context, Russia’s disinformation spin doctors are

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pinningcoronavirus on American biochemical adventurism. So that’s where we’re at.“We don’t know where it originated, and we have to get to the bottom of that,” Cotton said Sunday. “We also know that just a few miles away from that food market is China’s only biosafety level 4 super laboratory that researches human infectious diseases.” See what he did there? “We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” the senator said, “but because of China’s duplicity and dishonesty from the beginning, we need to at least ask the question to see what the evidence says, and China right now is not giving evidence on that question at all.” No evidence, huh?

It’s a very Trump move tojust raise the questionbacked up bypeople are saying.It seems redundant to point out that that some questions are, in fact, not only dumb, but harmful. In Trump’s case, the residual harm is the point of his dumb questions. When it comes to Harvard-educated but very much not a public health expert Cotton, it’s unclear what the endgame is. Some sort of one-man Fox News-based public pressure campaign on the Chinese government to be… better? Maybe he just assumes soon the president will be saying it too. This is the new form of public recklessness amongst our political class that has been unleashed by this president.

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It'd be great if members of the press would push back on his bs.

Cotton repeats coronavirus conspiracy theory, despite evidence Coronavirus conspiracy theories have, predictably, spread from the Republican fringe to the Republican mainstream. MaddowBlog Is this the true witch hunting? MaddowBlog There are Asian media reports that the virus came from the lab. 👀 and a 1981 Dean Koontz book predicts this virus as a bioweapon. I don't believe in coincidences 🤔 MaddowBlog History will not judge you well

Senator Tom Cotton Repeats Fringe Theory of Coronavirus OriginsIn an interview on Fox News, Senator Tom Cotton raised the unsubstantiated rumor that the new coronavirus originated in a high-security biochemical lab in China . The theory lacks evidence and has been dismissed by scientists. Republicans love conspiracy theories. In this Age of Trump facts never stand in the way of their stupidity. It was to be expected that an Idiot popped up with such a rumor! These lies will divide even more. Viruses have been here for millions of years. They will always be here. Do what doctors tell you.nit political hacks.,

GOP senator Tom Cotton suggests coronavirus could've come from Wuhan 'super lab,' not seafood market: China's 'still lying today''The situation is very grave in part because... China was lying from the beginning, and they're still lying today,' the Arkansas senator said. Sorry, but Republicans have lost all credibility at this point. Jami_USA And Newsweak sides with China lol. Dem Globalist groupies on Twitter yelling about how the virus didn’t come from the Wuhan bio weapons lab are still missing the point that sketchy labs are there and Commie China didn’t have ethical procedures, supplies or facilities ALREADY in place. Would have helped so much.

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A GOP senator keeps pushing a thoroughly debunked theory that the Wuhan coronavirus is a leaked Chinese biological weapon gone wrongThe conspiracy theory focuses on the Wuhan National Biosafety Laboratory, a government lab near the meat market at the center of the outbreak. This guy is ignorant beyond belief☹️ I’m with the conspiracy theorists on this one. Hey Arkansas, vote him out this year.

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