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Pennsylvania State Consultant Brian Sims went on an epic expletive-laden rant on Fb Stay after studying GOP colleagues hid the sickness and constructive corona take a look at outcomes of considered one of their members, State Consultant Andrew Lewis. Sims additionally revealed he donated a kidney earlier this 12 months, placing him at far higher danger, and referred to as on the GOP management to resign.
“It’s not your enterprise to place my life in danger!” Sims mentioned within the 12-minute video. “It’s not your enterprise to place the lives of the youngsters of our members in danger.”
The put up got here after Sims realized Lewis had examined constructive following a quick sickness, and selected to inform solely a small circle of Republican pals and colleagues. Sims referred to as on the Speaker of the Home Mike Turzai to resign for not letting others know. and demanded an investigation into the matter.
“RESIGN: At present we realized that Home Speaker @MikeTurzai has identified that Republican Members have both examined constructive, or been quarantined, and withheld this info from Democrats together with these of us who serve on the committees with these members!” Sims wrote to Twitter.
In a thread on Twitter, Sims provided more details about his kidney donation. The recipient lived in the same community and was dying of renal failure. Sims was a near perfect match.
“In late January I secretly donated a kidney to a person who lives about 10 blocks from me in the City,” he wrote. “He was dying of renal failure and I turned out to be a near perfect match. I spent several days in the hospital and several days with fifth a friend before returning home.” As a result of the recent donation, Sims would be at increased risk of that viruses like the one at the center of the global pandemic, could impact his immune system more substantially than others.
In a Facebook Live post, the politician sought to to expose the differences between Democrats in the state legislature and his Republican colleagues.
“The difference is values and credibility,” Sims explained. “And every single day that I’ve shown up at this gerrymandered legislature, I knew that the Republican leadership that was out there was fake and it was false and it was looking out for itself. But I never ever ever knew that the Republican leadership of this state would put so many of us at risk for partisanship, to cover up a lie. And that lie is we’re safe from COVID, that lie is that social distancing isn’t important.”
For their part, Lewis and his colleagues continue to insist their actions were appropriate and that Sims and his fellow Democrats are overreacting.
“I only interacted with a couple of people,” Lewis revealed via Facebook Live. “I did what I needed to do to protect their privacy. They’ve had time to get their test and all those things.”
GOP lawmaker Russ Diamond seemed unconcerned after being called out personally by Sims.
“Lefties whine because I self-quarantined but didn’t get tested after possible COVID “contact.” Confirmed by my doc: No reason for testing, even if I could get tested without symptoms. I feel like a million bucks! Well, $500k after lefties tax me.”
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