Pennsylvania Democrat Slams Republicans for Hiding Coronavirus Diagnosis: ‘You Belong in Jail!’

Pennsylvania Democrat Slams Republicans for Hiding Coronavirus Diagnosis: ‘You Belong in Jail!’

A Pennsylvania Democrat has ripped into Republicans in the state legislature for hiding the fact that one of them had been Coronavirus. State Rep. Brian Sims published a profanity-laced video to Facebook where he excoriated the Republicans for not telling Democrats that Rep. Andrew Lewis had the virus.

“Every single day of this crisis this State Government Committee in Pennsylvania has met so that their members could line up one after one after one and explain that it was safe to go back to work,” Sims said.

“During that time period they were testing positive. They were notifying one another. And they didn’t notify us.”

Sims took aim at Republican Rep. Russ Diamond, who self-quarantined without telling Democrats.

“Of course he didn’t explain that to any of us when he was in committee talking with us, walking up and down the aisle, bumping into us or letting us hold the door for him.” Sims said.

“I’m in a building surrounded by members who cannot go back to their families,” he said.

Sims also explained that he was immunocompromised because he had donated a kidney.

“I didn’t donate my kidney to save somebody’s life so that I could die at the hands of Republicans who are being callous liars,” he said.

“You should be in jail!” he said.

Watch the video above, via Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor