Conservative expert SE Cupp claims Republicans are literally shrinking their electoral base with their anti-vaccine rhetoric, which has led to unnecessary COVID-19 infections and deaths.
“Republicans have increasingly allowed conspiracy theories and anti-vaccination arguments to infect the party and party politics to affect health,” she said Wednesday on CNN.
Cupp called on the party for a “senseless response to the pandemic”.
“From anti-maskers to anti-vaxxers, the politicization of science and health security has undoubtedly cost lives,” she said. “It has also made us dumber and more susceptible to misinformation.”
She said right-wing figures are now forced to double and triple lies to keep voters they’ve conditioned with misinformation happy.
“Ultimately speaking the truth about science and health becomes apostasy, betrayal, proof that you are a sellout,” she said, adding:
“It shouldn’t be political. But at the end of the day, Republicans are doing more to shrink their base than grow it, in more ways than one. It is bad policy, but it is also just plain bad.
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