We should all know this by now: Being in a crowd, especially indoors without a mask, is dangerous during the coronavirus pandemic.
Still, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan — the relentlessly pro-Trump Ohio Republican infamous for his alleged role in a massive sexual abuse scandal at Ohio State — decide to press Dr. Anthony Fauci on this idea on Friday. The nation’s top health official appeared before a House panel on the coronavirus response.
It went so far that Fauci eventually literally waved off the congressman.
In his questioning, Jordan wondered why church services were discouraged even as Black Lives Matter protests — which are outdoors, typically involve mass mask-wearing, and have not been shown to significantly spread COVID — continued across the country. Jordan seemed intent on getting Fauci to discourage protests or make a political statement of some sort. Read more…