Where is accountability for something this big?

“I believe if we had fully implemented the mask mandates, the reduction in indoor dining, the getting friends and family to understand the risk of gathering in private homes, and we had increased testing, that we probably could have decreased fatalities into the 30 percent less to 40 percent less range.”

Dr. Deborah Birx, pictured above
Head of the Trump White House COVID response team
Closed door testimony to Congress

The American COVID death toll has passed a million people. Most of you can do arithmetic this basic in your head. The toll has risen considerably since this testimony but there’s no reason for the percentage to change. Those who didn’t believe in masks during the Trump administration don’t now. So…

As of now she’s talking about between 300,000 and 400,000 American deaths. We’re talking about way more than one hundred deaths for every death on 9/11.

We could be talking about one hundred thousand deaths for every American killed in Benghazi.

Why isn’t former President Trump being held accountable for this? Why did no one in the press notice this? They reported it. What did they think it meant?

Let’s say Dr. Birx is off. Let’s say the White House stance is only responsible for half that, 150,000 – 200,000 deaths. These numbers are still gigantic.

Who is speaking for them? They got sick, they died, that’s it? They were advised by the President not to take preventative measures that we knew were effective for no good reason at all.

Screw shooting someone in Times Square and getting away with it. This isn’t “someone.”

How can anyone trust someone to safeguard Americans who casually allowed three hundred thousand to four hundred thousand Americans to die? For Nothing?

How can anyone covering national politics miss this? This is one of the biggest smoking guns in American history.

I don’t blame Mitch McConnell. He’d let that many Americans die for votes. Well, in fact, he did.

But the Washington Press Corps?

I’ve said for a long time that I’d rather have sportscasters report on politics than political reporters because political reporters only keep score while every sportscaster I’ve ever heard worries first and foremost about the integrity of the game. The political game is way more important but scorekeeping led to Trump’s victory in 2016. Now it’s letting him get away with letting well over a quarter of a million Americans die.

I can’t even figure out who I want to kill most.