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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:42 PM

Rep. Watson Coleman: I'm 75. I had cancer. I got #covid-19 because my @GOP colleagues dismiss facts

She was just on msnbc. She got treated with the antibodies today. speaking from home.

I would be so afraid if I was her.



Rep. Watson Coleman: I’m 75. I had cancer. I got covid-19 because my GOP colleagues dismiss facts.


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Opinion by Bonnie Watson Coleman

Jan. 12, 2021 at 2:24 p.m. CST

Bonnie Watson Coleman, a Democrat, represents New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.




Over the past day, a lot of people have asked me how I feel. They are usually referring to my covid-19 diagnosis and my symptoms. I feel like I have a mild cold. But even more than that, I am angry.


I am angry that after I spent months carefully isolating myself, a single chaotic day likely got me sick. I am angry that several of our nation’s leaders were unwilling to deal with the small annoyance of a mask for a few hours. I am angry that the attack on the Capitol and my subsequent illness have the same cause: my Republican colleagues’ inability to accept facts.


When I left for Washington last week, it was my first trip there in several months. I had a list of things to accomplish, including getting my picture taken for the card I use when voting on the House floor. For the past two years, I appeared on that card completely bald as a result of the chemotherapy I underwent to eliminate the cancer in my right lung. It was because of that preexisting condition that I relied so heavily on the proxy voting the House agreed to last year, when we first began to understand the danger of covid-19.
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To isolate as much as possible, I planned to spend much of my day in my apartment, shuttling to the House floor to vote. But the building shares an alley with the Republican National Committee, where, we’d later learn, law enforcement found a pipe bomb. I was evacuated from that location early in the afternoon.
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:49 PM

1. One rep walked out said it was unsafe and went home

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Response to lunasun (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:05 AM

3. I do not know which is worse--getting wounded or killed by the mob or getting Covid??

I do not know what I would do



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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Jan 12, 2021, 10:52 PM

2. It's not because they dismiss facts. It's because they're terrorists.

They take glee in defiance and scaring the rest of us.

*even if* they honestly believe that masks are useless, basic decency says wear a mask if only to make the people around you more comfortable.

But they know it makes everyone *un*comfortable. That's why they do it.

To terrorize us.

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Response to unblock (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 13, 2021, 12:06 AM

4. Obviously, these Repugs have no basic decency. none, nada, zippo

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