Received this e-mail today from U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign:
Last night, Donald Trump amplified a call from the far-right to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci.
This is unacceptable. The president is trying to oust one of the foremost experts we need to survive this pandemic for fear of losing re-election. I need you to join me in demanding the president stop this nonsense once and for all.
It is clear that the president does not like the facts and recommendations that Dr. Fauci is sharing with the American people. He knows it is proof that he ignored expert recommendations for months and that he is personally responsible for our country’s lack of preparation.
In this moment, we need Dr. Fauci’s leadership and guidance if we’re going to make it to the other side of this pandemic as safely as possible.
If the president fires Dr. Fauci, he will be directly working to hide the truth from the American people. There is no question that more lives will be lost.
We must protect Dr. Fauci. Add your name right now to demand that Donald Trump listen to Dr. Fauci’s expert advice and stop threatening to fire him.
Thank you in advance for making your voice heard in this moment. We need to keep pressure on the president in order to save lives.
– Ed Markey