GOP senator releases statement defending Fauci as Republican rats continue to abandon ship

Donald Trump is melting down faster than a brick of Velveeta nestled snugly between the twin industrial steam pans that are his moobs. 

The latest? He’s been trashing Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s preeminent expert on infectious diseases, because Trump is missing Friday night Skee-Ball at Chuck E. Cheese or whatever.

First, Trump, from a call with campaign staff:

“People are tired of Covid. I have the biggest rallies I've ever had, and we have Covid. People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They're tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots.”

“Fauci is a nice guy. He's been here for 500 years.”

Okay? Sounds like the kind of thing you’d say if you definitely want to lose. Nothing like wooing suburban women by proclaiming we haven’t been nearly loosey-goosey enough when it comes to imminent death and destruction.

And here’s Lamar Alexander, a longtime U.S. senator from Tennessee and the current chair of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions:

“Dr. Fauci is one of our country’s most distinguished public servants. He has served six presidents, starting with Ronald Reagan. If more Americans paid attention to his advice, we’d have fewer cases of COVID-19, and it would be safer to go back to school and back to work and out to eat.”

Whoa! Now there’s a repudiation of Trumpism, huh? (What exactly is Trumpism, by the way? I can discern no abiding principles other than “don’t fuck with Dear Leader.”)

Unfortunately for Alexander, his party will be redolent of Trumps for the next decade at least. Think people will remember GOP senators enabling the ocher ogre right before a biblical plague hit and swallowed their president whole? I think they will. 

Nice attempt at clawing back some dignity, Sen. Alexander. But it’s far too fucking late.

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