A Republican senator is advocating Donald Trump to put on a mask due to the continuing danger from the Coronavirus pandemic. Lamar Alexander would like to end stern debate on the problem.
The Tennessee senator, who’s chairman of the Senate Health Committee, said on Tuesday that he proposed wearing a mask into the President.
“Regrettably this easy lifesaving practice is now portion of a political argument which states: If you are for Trump, you do not put on a mask. If you are against Trump, you can,” Alexander explained.
“This is the reason I’ve suggested that the president ought to sometimes put on a mask though there aren’t many occasions when it’s crucial to allow him to do so,” he explained.
“The President has countless admirers. They’d follow his lead. It might help finish this political argument. The stakes are too large in order for it to continue.”
Alexander is not the first Republican to advocate the sporting masks. About the Senate floor on Monday, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made a similar plea.
“We should not have any stigma — not one — roughly wearing masks once we leave our houses and come near others,” McConnell said.
“Wearing easy face coverings isn’t about protecting ourselves. It’s all about protecting everyone we encounter,” he explained.
Senator Marco Rubio has also said people should”simply put on a damn mask.”
President Trump has far refused to do this in people.
Darragh Roche is a journalist covering U.S. politics and press