Kudos to Emily Singer at The American Independent for calling out this moron:

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Tuesday questioned a study by U.S. researchers that found a malaria drug Donald Trump has been pushing as a “miracle” cure for COVID-19 is no miracle at all — and might lead to death for some patients who take it.

“How about real clinical trials?” Cornyn tweeted, calling into question the validity of the government-funded study that found the drug, hydroxychloroquine, offered no apparent benefits.

The researchers also found that more patients who received the drug died than those who received routine care for the disease.

“The study was posted on an online site for researchers and has been submitted to the New England Journal of Medicine, but has not been reviewed by other scientists,” Cornyn added, suggesting that it was not valid.

Cornyn himself has touted smaller — and more widely criticized — studies previously to push hydroxychloroquine.

Back in March, when Trump was under fire for calling the drug a “game changer,” Cornyn cited a study in France that claimed it was effective in treating patients.

The study — which was also promoted by celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz on Fox News — is what Trump initially based his support for the drug on, according to multiple outlets.

“Anecdotal but promising: France Officially Sanctions Drug After 78 Of 80 Patients Recover From COVID-19 Within Five Days,” Cornyn tweeted on March 30, linking to an article from the right wing site Daily Wire.

The French study Cornyn tweeted about has been widely panned by the medical community.

This dumb ass needs to go for continuing to push false information and denying science. The Democratic Primary runoff takes place on July 14th between MJ Hegar (D. TX) and Royce West (D. TX). Both candidates campaigns have picked up major endorsements:



— Royce West (@RoyceWestTX) April 21, 2020

Click below to donate and get involved with the Democratic candidate of your choice:

MJ Hegar

Royce West

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