“I think it’s fundamentally about the attack on science and data and if that’s not okay – from the perspective of many GOPs as science or data or knowledge or information -. .. with basically their emotional position, they want to ignore it, ”Dowd, now a political analyst for ABC, told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, “tries to take a rational approach against people who have an emotional place in this area,” Dowd continued.
Dowd said the positions taken by GOP lawmakers, such as Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) who came up against restrictions from the Fauci pandemic, had “nothing to do with liberty or liberty. “.
“But that’s where we are when we have reason and rationality on one side and emotional reactions and ideology on the other,” he added.
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