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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 05:41 PM

Georgia Republican is kicked out of chamber and loses his office for refusing to take COVID-19 test


Georgia Republican is kicked out of chamber and loses his office for refusing to take COVID-19 test
Walter Einenkel
Daily Kos Staff
Tuesday January 26, 2021 · 4:09 PM EST


As of the publishing of this story, Georgia has 722,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Georgia is passing 12,000 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19, with more than 48,498 Georgians being admitted to the hospital because of the virus. Over 8,000 people have ended up in intensive care units across the Peach State. Like most places throughout the United States, the pandemic is very much not under control. Like many places in the country, the reason for this is bad leadership combined with a federal government response that was terrible from the start. Republican operators promoting bad science and attacking public health and safety measures has also eroded the efficacy of public health departments across the country’s advice.

Joe Ripley of 11 Alive News reports that Republican Rep. David Clark of Buford, Georgia, was escorted out of the state Capitol chambers Tuesday morning for refusing to take a COVID-19 test. This is a part of a set of protocols established by house leadership along with advice from the health department. Ripley, in video after being escorted out, said Clark hadn’t wanted to make a big deal about everything, and then proceeded to make a big deal about everything: "I even told leadership over two weeks ago, and last night, let's not make it a big deal, can we talk about this, I'm not trying to make it an issue, I'm not trying to make it political.” What exactly Clark expected his fellow human beings to do, stuck in a small space with an asshole that frequently doesn’t wear a mask and refuses to take a COVID-19 test, is not clear. Republicans with piss-poor health habits have put various lawmakers health in jeopardy time and time again due to similar selfish stances.

Well, radio news anchor Rahul Bali reports that Clark just lost his office space across the street from the state Capitol. This of course, is a temporary measure, and will be remedied if Clark wants to be a big boy and “participate in safety protocols and not put other members and staff in harm’s way.”

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Speaker Ralston released a statement saying that “the member in question had been advised numerous times about the requirements and had refused to be tested at any point during this session.” It’s not about Clark’s feelings it’s “about preventing the spread of a disease that has killed more than 12,000 Georgians.”

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Reply Georgia Republican is kicked out of chamber and loses his office for refusing to take COVID-19 test (Original post)
babylonsister Jan 26 OP
LeftInTX Jan 26 #1
KentuckyWoman Jan 26 #12
Prof. Toru Tanaka Jan 26 #2
OAITW r.2.0 Jan 26 #3
Maraya1969 Jan 26 #4
jmowreader Jan 26 #7
Lucky Luciano Jan 26 #10
MisterNiceKitty Jan 26 #5
flibbitygiblets Jan 26 #6
Stuart G Jan 26 #8
mgardener Jan 26 #9
Initech Jan 26 #11
Paladin Jan 26 #13
dchill Jan 26 #14

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 05:46 PM

1. He lost his office space...He still has position as state rep

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:08 PM

12. Yes. He gets to work from home.

Or any place that will have him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 05:48 PM

2. Glad to see they are not going to let people flout the rules


and David Clark needs to grow up, mask up, and start setting a positive example for his constituents.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 05:50 PM

3. Seems like a reasonable template to apply to all state/federal government functions.

Follow the rules or don't bother showing up. You can explain to your constituents why your personal problems preclude you from doing your job.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 06:57 PM

4. So what now? He thinks the Covid tests are used to insert the tracking device?

That's the latest I hear about why people won't take the vaccine.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 07:04 PM

7. Strangely enough...

...those who think the government wants to implant tracking devices are the ones who need them.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 07:49 PM

10. They s as greasy gave a track device - hooray for autocorrect

I meant to say that they already have a tracking device called their phone.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 06:57 PM

5. Bravo

Awesome reporting

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 06:59 PM

6. Great! PS, having a GUN at the capitol also "puts members and staff in harm's way"

So...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 07:13 PM

8. And I Thought Trump was the stupidest...This fellow comes close to being ..."EVEN STUPIDER"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 07:16 PM

9. Why did they wait so long?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:03 PM

11. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:26 PM

13. Outstanding move against a fucking idiot.

This ought to be a model for future incidents of a similar nature. Holding public office does not entitle you to be a deadly disease carrier.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 08:27 PM

14. "I'm not trying to make it political."

I presume that making it political, for this bugwad, would involve a gun?

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