Look, A Squirrel!

Chart of corona virus cases

The single most important challenge to this country right now is suppressing COVID-19. The USA has lost at least 136,000 people to COVID – and that number is almost certainly low, as a recent study on excess deaths shows us – but Tom McClintock, like the president he serves, has given up. He’s pointing at squirrels.

As this article reports, four states are on the edge of disaster – including California, which Tom McClintock is supposed to represent in Congress. In Arizona, Florida and Texas, COVID cases are skyrocketing even as hospitals are running out of ICU space. Each of those states soon will have thousands of unnecessary deaths because – like New York over the spring – they don’t have enough hospital capacity to care for all of the patients. New York’s leaders had an excuse. They were the leading edge of COVID-19 in the U.S. The states watching as their numbers rise now should have learned their lessons from the catastrophe in New York. They didn’t. They opened up and subjected their residents to the most dangerous pandemic we’ve seen in decades.

Tom McClintock’s job is to work to address at a federal level the challenges his constituents face at home. When we elect her, Brynne Kennedy will commit herself to that critical service. Tom McClintock can’t be bothered. Like the rest of the GOP, he’s working hard to distract people from the abysmal failure of the president he serves. He won’t talk about the president’s inability to do what many other countries in the world have accomplished – well-run countries – and suppress their COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, he’s trying to divide us, claiming that the mostly peaceful protests across America are “leftist violence.” As we’ve already shown, radical white nationalists are to blame for turning peaceful protests violent. Yet, like Trump, you won’t hear Tom McClintock point out this truth. Because Tom McClintock doesn’t actually care about the threats this country is facing. He’s following the GOP playbook. Deter and distract, and hope that people don’t notice his utter failure to do the work he was sent to Congress to do.

California’s 4th District deserves better. We deserve a representative who sees our challenges with clear eyes and takes meaningful action to fix them. We deserve a representative who truly cares about what happens in this District. We deserve a representative who will fight for us.

Join us, as we fight to send Tom McClintock back to his own District, and to finally stop him from selling us out, one vote at a time. To learn more about the alternative, visit https://brynneforcongress.com/.

Because we know, as Margaret Mead said, that “a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

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