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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:27 AM

Sherrod Brown Has a Message for America: Listen to Scientists, Not Donald Trump


March 25, 2020 7:00AM ET
Sherrod Brown Has a Message for America: Listen to Scientists, Not Donald Trump
The Ohio senator is good and mad, and fighting to stop a coronavirus bailout that stiffs working people
By Andy Kroll


WASHINGTON — Sherrod Brown was pissed off.

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“Who can say anything but this is a national crisis?” Brown asked. “We’re going to make our unwillingness to do anything contingent on some parliamentary trick? No.”


The video of Brown’s fiery floor speech has been watched more than a million times. One journalist compared him to James Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The Senate soon passed two of three planned coronavirus relief bills. But on Sunday night, Brown was one of 47 senators who voted against the so-called “Phase 3” relief bill, which included nearly half a trillion dollars to bail out big corporations with little oversight and contained plenty more giveaways for major industries.

“The banks always use [a crisis] to weaken rules so they can get more highly leveraged, jeopardizing the economy later but putting more money in their pockets,” Brown tells Rolling Stone. “We all know that — and Trump wants to do it that way. The question is: How do we stop that? The Democrats are united on that.”


Over his nearly three decades in Congress, Brown, who is 67, has developed a reputation as the voice of the working man and woman. He warned about the devastating consequences of NAFTA decades ago when free trade and globalization were Democratic Party gospel. And now, as lawmakers scramble to pass legislation that will help the American people survive what could be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, Brown is one of the loudest voices in Congress demanding that coronavirus relief bills help regular working people and not become a massive bailout for banks, airlines, and other big corporations.

Brown recently spoke with Rolling Stone about what should be included in a coronavirus relief package, why he wants the president to use the Defense Production Act to manufacture badly needed medical equipment, and why Americans should not listen to Trump during the pandemic.

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/sherrod-brown-coronavirus-donald-trump-mitch-mcconnell-covid-relief-senate-congress-972630/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 08:51 AM

1. That applies to climate change as well

We can get through this virus issue in terms of months. After a tipping point, climate change issues will take decades. Yet we ignore the scientist

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:21 PM

2. Absolutely

How can any thinking person can take Donald Trump seriously?

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