Joe Biden’s pick for the second in command for the Health and Human Services, (HHS) Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine, who was born a man but now identifies as a woman.
She faced some really tough questions that she refused to answer. The main one was her mandate that COVID-19 patients be se4nt to nursing homes, resulting 52% of all COVID deaths in Pennsylvania were in nursing homes.
She was also reminded that when it came to elderly care, Pennsylvania ranked 46th out of 50 states. (57 states for you Obamaphiles) When asked about it, she refused to answer. Is this really someone we want in the very upper echelons of the HHS?
Biden might as well have picked Andrew Cuomo or Gretchen Whitmer.
It is as if the Democrats were ethnically cleansing the elderly and infirm.
I believe Hitler did the same thing.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) laid out the scandal in his opening remarks at Levine’s confirmation hearing on Thursday:
“Along with testing challenges from last spring, your state failed to adequately protect nursing home residents from the virus and is making unacceptable mistakes in the vaccine distribution process,”
“Pennsylvania ranks as one of the most dangerous states for long-term care residents battling COVID-19. Fifty-two percent of Pennsylvania COVID-19 deaths came from nursing homes, and three in ten of the deadliest facilities in the country were in Pennsylvania. Your state came in 46th in the country in its effort to put safeguards in place that managed the spread of infections in these settings with only 16 percent of the state’s nursing homes receiving infection control inspections that could have saved residents from the spread of COVID-19.”
“While you stated that you relied on federal guidance for nursing home care during the pandemic, the tragic high mortality rate in your state’s nursing homes shows that more was needed [from you] but wasn’t provided. In my state of North Carolina, our health secretary also relied on federal guidance for nursing homes and long-term care settings. In North Carolina, our nursing home mortality rate, while still high, accounts for 36 percent of the deaths in our state. This discrepancy clearly shows that hiding behind federal guidance is no excuse for [not] taking action that protects our most vulnerable.”
The bottom line is we can’t trust Levine to do what is best for this country. Blindly following the liberal ideology is risky under the best circumstances but disastrous in the worst conditions.
I hope at least one Democrat will see this nomination as dangerous to our health.