The latest chapter in the hydroxychloroquine saga involves Republican House Rep Roger Marshall. The lawmaker from Kansas, who is also a physician, is taking hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug.
While speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Marshall said he and his family were taking hydroxychloroquine as a way to defend themselves against COVID-19. Many health experts have warned against the use of hydroxychloroquine due to some of its side-effects.
Marshall also said people over 65 years of age should talk to their doctors about taking hydroxychloroquine. He also added he’s relieved President Trump is taking the drug as well.
Rep Marshall is not the first in the news talking about hydroxychloroquine. President Trump endorsed using the drug as an ailment to coronavirus. The FDA later warned people against taking hydroxychloroquine without the supervision of a doctor in a medical facility.
Why is Rep Marshall Talking About Hydroxychloroquine?
The timing of Marshall bringing up America’s most popular med is interesting. The Kansas House Representative is also running in a Republican senate primary from the state this year. His opponent, former Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Koback, is talking up his close ties with President Trump. The comment about taking hydroxychloroquine could be an attempt to cosy up to the president.
Marshall is not the only Republican Congressman positive about the president taking hydroxychloroquine. Many other House reps approve of the president taking the drug.
Republican support for the president is expected to grow in Congress. Many House Reps and Senators facing tough re-election campaigns in November are lining up behind the president.
This year’s election will become a referendum on the management of the pandemic crisis. Republicans are right now siding with Trump and his administration. This is clearly apparent as most Republicans are supporting the move to reopen the country, supporting Trump’s rhetoric on the issue. House Rep Marshall talking about using hydroxychloroquine should hardly come as a surprise as many Republicans will try and get as many Trump voters to vote for them in November.
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