At the moment the south is on fire with COVID cases of the Delta variant. And most of these states are ruled by Republican governors. And politicians like Ron DeSantis from Florida, Greg Abbott from Texas and Bill Lee from Tennessee do next to nothing to protect the children of their state.
In fact, DeSantis has threatened school principals who are even considering giving mask mandates at school. Kentucky, despite being a red state, has a Democratic governor in Andy Beshear.
And like most Democratic governors, Beshear does everything possible to keep the children safe. And unlike his colleagues, he warns school officials who try to circumvent the mask rules.
The governor said during a press conference: “If someone gets hurt, and if you refuse to do the right thing, they will, good luck. I think you will be held accountable. “
Beshear continued: “Those who criticize, none of them talk about how serious the virus is. Neither of them talk about how serious the Delta variant is. Neither of them talk about being hospitalized, and when they get a microphone, none of them say, “Please … get vaccinated.” That means that they at least sow misinformation or confusion. “
Kentucky has an interesting number of senators in the state. Rand Paul was recently suspended from YouTube for regularly posting misinformation on the platform. Mitch McConnell, on the other hand, has worked hard to get more people to be vaccinated.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.