Republicans are upset by MSNBC host Joy Reid's description of them as a "creepy little COVID-loving death cult." She also told them, "You want it pumping through your veins with an ivermectin chaser."
Reid made the remarks during the beginning of her show, The Reid Out, which you can watch here:
Here's what she said:
Okay, we get it — COVID is the precious and you love it. You love COVID so much you want it to spread into schools, at the office, in the Walmart, on the cruise ships, and at the club.
That great spongy ball with the red spikes? You want it pumping through your veins with an ivermectin chaser. Why do you love it so doggon much? Well, we have absolutely no bloody idea. But here's the thing, you weirdos. Everyone else… everyone else hates COVID. it is ravaging classrooms and hospitals across the nation, like in Southern Illinois where zero ICU beds are available. Similar shortages are happening all over the South including in Alabama where a man's family said he died after being turned away from 43 hospitals. While in South Carolina 20 children need critical care due to COVID-19.
Do you see this beautiful couple? They both died in their 30s from COVID. Leaving behind five kids, including a newborn daughter. So yeah, the rest of us hate that this is happening. Even the Pope. The Pope hates COVID too, and he loves everybody. He also says "get vaccinated." Yet you, you Republicans seem to be a-okay with COVID running wild. And then you came for California, trying to boot a democratic governor from a blue state and hand it over to the COVID candidate.
[Video switches to GOP candidate Larry Elder}: I don't believe the science suggests that young people should be vaccinated. I don't believe the science suggests that young people should have to wear a mask at school. I'm not sure the science is settled on that at all. And young people are not likely to contract the the Coronavirus, and when they do their symptoms are likely to be mild, and they're not likely to be hospitalized and certainly not likely to die.
If misinformation could kill. It all helps to explain why governor Gavin Newsom beat the recall effort, and by a lot, winning support from more than 60% of the electorate. According to exit polls, the most important issue for voters was the Coronavirus. And when asked about the governor's job on COVID, 65% said his policies were about right or not strict enough. So, Republicans, your thirst for COVID is why you lost. Nobody likes your policies that threaten our safety and our kids. You, you may want COVID you may want to ingest horse dewormer and attend far too many funerals. But we, we don't. And instead of just saying that, or tweeting that, or fighting about that, California voted that. It is perhaps the first real tangible proof that your criminal COVID-loving death cult ways are not going to work for you at the ballot box next year. In fact, it's political suicide. And also apparently talk radio suicide because your brilliant little COVID plan is killing your right wing hosts. The majority of us Americans want things like, I don't know, better infrastructure, good schools, gun reforms, jobs, and the right to vote. You know what else we want? We want to live not die from COVID.