Damn, they grow them dumb in Georgia!
Courtesy of The Hill:
The entire state legislature of Georgia is being urged to self-quarantine after a state senator who participated in a vote on Monday tested positive for the coronavirus.
State Sen. Brandon Beach (R) said that he received a test on Saturday after experiencing a cough and mild fever, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He said that he felt healthy enough to participate in Monday’s special legislative session that was used to give Gov. Brian Kemp (R) new authorities to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.
On Wednesday, he disclosed that his test had come back positive, prompting Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) and House Speaker David Ralston (R) to call on all 236 state lawmakers to quarantine themselves through the end of March. The request was also sent to state Senate and House staffers.
“We want to protect our members, their families and the individuals they come in contact with daily,” Duncan said in a statement. “The special session on Monday was absolutely necessary to ratify the governor’s public health state of emergency, and we tried to take serious precautions to keep members safe while at the Capitol.”
I think this guy is a special kind of stupid.
It is one thing to not take the virus seriously when you are not infected or know anybody who is infected, but it is an entirely new level or idiocy to come up positive and still think it is perfectly okay to mingle with your coworkers.
And trust me those coworkers are not at all happy this moron either:
The disclosure that Beach exhibited symptoms dating back as far as March 10 sparked outrage from some lawmakers. State Rep. Scot Turner (R) said in a Facebook post that he was “shaking with rage,” saying that the legislator “exposed us all.”
This is another reason why the decision made by Governor Newsom was a good one.
People are stupid, and sometimes the only way to protect them from each other is to make them stay the hell away from each other.