‘F*cking Dangerous’: Dems in Pennsylvania Lose It After GOP Kept Virus Diagnosis a Secret

Politics 2020/5/29

‘F*cking Dangerous’: Dems in Pennsylvania Lose It After GOP Kept Virus Diagnosis a Secret

Facebook/Rep. Brian Sims

When a Republican state representative in Pennsylvania revealed to lawmakers on Wednesday that he’d recovered from coronavirus, his Democratic colleagues had little sympathy to offer. 

Instead, they ripped into Rep. Andrew Lewis and his party’s leaders, accusing them of intentionally “covering up” Lewis’ coronavirus diagnosis to avoid political embarrassment amid the party’s relentless push to reopen the state. 

In a 12-minute expletive-laden Facebook video on Wednesday night, Democratic state lawmaker Brian Sims unleashed on his rival party, calling them “callous liars” who had put lives at risk. While Lewis said that anybody who had been in contact with him prior to his diagnosis was notified, Sims claimed Lewis never told his Democratic colleagues. 

“I just spent the better part of 11 weeks sitting across the room from people who would eventually test positive and decided not to tell us,” said Sims, who added that the information would have been vital for him because he quietly donated a kidney in January. “They did do some kind of quarantine. They did do some kind of contact tracing. They—I guess—being Republican leadership.”

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