Never let a crisis go to waste, I suppose (boldface mine):
About a month ago, I was talking to a pretty senior Hill aide on the Republican side. Vaccinated, everybody in his shop was vaccinated. I said, ‘What is the deal, why are you doing is this? It’s your own constituency you’re killing.’
And he said they just want to make Biden look bad. They want the crisis to happen on Biden’s watch so that he does not get the credit for the vaccine that they felt Trump should get the credit for. That’s it. I mean, my jaw hit the floor and I had to work to get it back up.
Horrifying, but par for the course. To date, there seem to be few incentives for them to not do this. This will not end well.