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Cathy McMorris Rodgers states that Governor Inslee should focus on “…giving people hope rather than continuing to create so much fear.” Does CMR believe that our governor should lie as our current president has and say COVID-19 is a hoax, will be gone with the warm weather or once the election is complete?

CMR also says “We need to focus on doing things in a safe and responsible way.” Does this include holding gatherings without social distancing or wearing a mask like the Trump rallies or the wedding with 300 people in Ritzville?

Closing and restricting businesses does create a burden, so I ask why did CMR vote against the May 2020 House bill to provide continued funding for people and businesses? CMR wants to limit business liability so a company would not be held accountable if an employee or customer gets COVID-19 due to negligence.

CMR also states that a one-size-fits-all mandate across the state is not correct. Five counties CMR represents each have higher per-capita infection rates that any county west of the Cascades. Does that mean Seattle should not be part of these latest restrictions or should Spokane have more severe restrictions?

What about our health care workers running on empty because we the people are not wearing masks and socially distancing? It’s time CMR either represents the people of her district or it’s time for people to vote someone into office that will represent their interests and health.

Joe McIntire



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