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With the COVID-19 crisis keeping healthcare in the headlines, the Texas Democratic Party has launched an ad campaign targeting Republican Sen. John Cornyn as the “top salesman” for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

Cornyn, who faces reelection in November, has voted to repeal the ACA — commonly known as Obamacare — more than 19 times, the new online ad buy will point out. The ads will also target his dismissal of paid sick leave for Texas workers.

“If John Cornyn had his way, millions more Texans would be without health insurance and Texas’ healthcare crisis would be even worse,” said Abhi Rahman, communications director for the Texas Democrats. “Texans deserve a Senator who is willing to lead on healthcare, not one who bows down to lobbyists and insurance industry donors.”

Friendly reminder, John Cornyn is a huge fucking idiot:


Nobody every accused Sen. John Cornyn of having a great sense of humor.

But Twitter users are putting the Texas Republican on blast for the insensitivity of a visual pun he shared over the weekend in a tweet about the COVID-19 outbreak.

There was nothing wrong with the text — except maybe the grammar — which simply read “Be smart; don't panic. We will get us through this #coronavirus.” The problem was the accompanying photo, which showed a Corona beer bottle and full glass of brew dressed with a lime wedge.

Sure, plenty of folks made Corona beer jokes before the World Health Organization labeled the coronavirus a pandemic. The difference is those people aren't among the lawmakers the American people elected to guide us through catastrophes such as this one.

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