UPDATED 2:37 PM PT – Sunday, August 1, 2021
Senior Republican strategist and adviser to Donald Trump Jr., Andy Surabian, insisted government officials have been using COVID-19 to expand their grip on political power. During an interview on Saturday, Surabian said Joe Biden and the Democrats refused to give up the powers they obtained through COVID lockdowns.
He went on to say, “it’s almost been a year and a half of these crazy COVID authoritarian restrictions.”
Reminder: In October 2020, Joe Biden promised Americans that he would “Shut down the virus, not the country.”
Fast forward 10 months & he’s now instituting new mandates & considering more lockdowns.
Dems just can’t quit the power that comes with authoritarian covid fear porn. pic.twitter.com/sAKLPtrRcx
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 31, 2021
Surabian added new COVID policies had nothing to do with public health and were purely political.
“If you can’t fight COVID authoritarianism with everything that you have, then we can’t trust you to fight for anything else,” he asserted. “These governors, these Democrats, want to keep our kids masked up in school. They want to keep businesses closed down.”
Surabian went on to say Republicans must take back the House and Senate as well as immediately investigate the handling of COVID-19 by Dr. Anthony Fauci and Democrat officials.