Jim Acosta Torches Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ‘We Can’t Live
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s ghoulish remark that the nation must cease worrying about COVID-19 as a result of “we can’t live forever” stepped over a line for CNN’s Jim Acosta, and he’s having none of it.
On Saturday, Acosta devoted a phase to the “so-called leaders” dividing the nation and spreading misinformation relating to vaccines and masks, particularly, Greene and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Acosta rolled a clip from Greene’s look on the right-wing community “Real America’s Voice” from earlier this week, the place she falsely claimed that COVID hospitalizations have been overblown.
“So while the news tries to tell us the hospitals are slam-packed with COVID, that’s just not the case,” Greene mentioned. “Everybody needs to get back down to common sense and remember that, you know, we’re human, we can’t live forever, we’re going to catch all kinds of diseases and illnesses and other viruses, and we get hurt sometimes.”
In response, Acosta didn’t maintain again his anger. “Yes, we can’t live forever,” he mentioned. “But that doesn’t mean we have to die now. You can get a vaccine and postpone dying. Live now, die later!”
In that very same Thursday interview, Greene expressed concern over elevated masks mandates within the occasion that the vaccines are authorised by the FDA, claiming all of the whereas that she is not anti-vax.
“Once the vaccines are approved by the FDA, we’re going to see the mandates for vaccines ramp up far more than they are right now,” she mentioned. “And I fear they’ll become law in some cities and some states. Biden would love to make it the law of the land.”
“Again, I’m not anti-vax,” she insisted. “I’m completely for people being allowed to make choices.”
“Yes, [hospital] waiting rooms get full,” she mentioned. “But guess what? The waiting rooms are full of all kinds of things, not just COVID,” attributing rising hospitalization numbers to “car accidents” and “other illnesses” like “cancer.”
Acosta additionally famous – as did the chyron beneath him that learn “Why Aren’t We on the Same Team When It Comes to Covid?” – that there’s a divide within the nation of vaxxers vs. anti-vaxxers, which incorporates some distinguished athletes within the latter class. But the journalist’s beef is with politicians.
“Down in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis has backed off of his threat to dock the pay of school officials who put in place mask requirements for students as the Delta variant is surging across the state,” Acosta mentioned. “He couldn’t get his way so it sounds like he’s throwing in the towel.”
“How can you blame our athletes, when many of our so-called leaders are acting like spoiled brats?” Acosta added.
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