ICYMI: DGA Executive Director Pens National Op-ed Praising Dem Govs For Their Steady Leadership During Pandemic
Noam Lee: “Not every Republican governor has ignored the experts, but the governors who have are all Republican.”
In case you missed it, DGA Executive Director Noam Lee published an op-ed in Newsweek praising Democratic governors for their strong, steady leadership as they continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said, “From red to purple to blue states, Democratic governors have made decisions based on science and the guidance of medical experts, while many Republican governors have waited on cues from the president to act—or listened to their donors rather than the advice of epidemiologists.”
The stakes are high for gubernatorial elections this year – a Democratic governor in a pandemic could be the difference between life and death.
Just look at Kentucky and Tennessee, a “natural experiment.” Kentucky Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency on March 6. It took Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee another six days to do the same, and as of mid-April, his state had more than double the number of cases per resident as Kentucky.
You can read the full op-ed here.