Senator Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar Alexander The Hill Report at 12:30 pm – Presented by Facebook – New York Marathon canceled Republican Party warns against reducing coronavirus testing Trump, Republican conflict over new round of checks MORE (R-Tenn.) He said Sunday that he “would help” if President TrumpDonald John Trump Four men accused of trying to tear down Andrew Jackson statue in DC Video shows retired workers signs of social estrangement ahead of Trump Tulsa rally: WaPo Biden criticizes Trump for failing to sanction Russia for the intelligence of the “rewards” of Afghan militants MORE I would occasionally wear a mask during the coronavirus pandemic.
“If wearing masks is important and all health experts tell us it contains the disease in 2020, it would help if from time to time the president used one to help us get rid of this political debate that says if you ‘for Trump, you don’t wear a mask, if you’re against Trump, yes, “Alexander, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, told CNN” Inside Politics. “
When asked if the American public should turn to Trump for public health advice, the Tennessee Republican said people should listen to health experts.
“My suggestion to the pessimist all the time and to the other political leaders is to let the experts talk about medicine. People trust them,” Alexander said.
Trump has doubted being seen wearing a mask in public, saying The Wall Street Journal that the masks are “a double-edged sword” and suggest that they were being used as a political statement by those against them.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone “wear a cloth face covering when they have to go out in public.”
Republicans seem divided on the issue, with the Senate majority leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell The risks of not spending much more than the risks of spending more The White House denies that it was informed about the rewards of the Afghan militants. Ocasio-Cortez launches interns to work for her instead of McConnell MORE (R-Ky.) Saying that people should continue to wear masks until there is a vaccine. Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney Arkansas Governor Urges ‘Consistent National Message’ About Wearing Masks Liz Cheney tweets the image of Dick Cheney wearing a mask: ‘#realmenwearmasks’ Republican lawmakers support Israeli plan to annex areas in West Bank MORE (R-Wyo.) And the senator Marco RubioMarco Antonio Rubio Police reform in limbo after Senate setback on money: Trump, Republican clash over new round of checks | Dow Sinks More Than 700 Points When COVID-19 Wave Shakes Wall Street | Senate Democrats raise concerns about debit cards used for stimulus payments Rubio: ‘Everyone should wear a damn mask’ MORE (R-Fla.) Both have advocated wearing masks last week.
But some Republican governors, like Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor. Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisUS hits 2.5 million coronavirus cases as states hit one-day highs Pence cancels Florida campaign bus tour as state continues to see increase in coronavirus cases Florida sets another one-day record at 9,585 new cases of coronavirus MORE, have not issued requirements for the masks to be worn in public, despite increasing cases and other states taking that step.
Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows a preview: With the increase in coronavirus cases, lawmakers and health officials weigh as Trump renews his vote on pre-existing conditions after urging the court to revoke ObamaCare Trump’s ratings for the rally, Fox News City Council: ‘These are the real MORE polls (D-Calif.) He told ABC’s “This Week” that a national mandate for facial masks is “definitely overdue.”
Experts have said that a face covering or face mask could reduce coronavirus transmission by as much as 50 percent, CNN noted.