From the CDC:
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
US Senate candidate, MO
Every step of the way I fought for FREEDOM over Fauci for the people of Missouri.
And we were right. […]
7:19 PM · Sep 9, 2022
What do you mean by we?
Some of the responses:
AND you helped Missourians die of COVID by fighting
public health orders.
BTW, Where do you stand on democracy and the rule of law?
Exactly what is this supposed to be in reference to? New @GOP Hail Mary cause y’all are losing?
Do you even give a Schmitt for the over 25,000 MO residents who have died from Covid?
As of yesterday, the official count of Missourians dead from #covid19 is 21,514. I respect you for fighting for Freedom, but you may have been wrong. Who knows how much worse it would have been, if we hadn’t masked, or vaxed? People are still dying today. How about next time?
You have a strange concept of freedom. How much freedom does a person have when they’re confined to a hospital bed with covid? Hooked up to a ventilator? Buried six feet under? Disabled because of long covid?
This guy immediately turned women into 2nd class citizens in MO when Roe was overturned. The government has control over your body not you. If you put him in the senate his views will go nationwide. Women deserve respect and this guy is just not it. He already showed you.
Why do maga cult candidates like you always espouse false narratives?
Fauci isn’t against freedom, he’s an expert professional who was trying to save lives
And you got in the way of saving lives!
The sick thing is that people died needlessly because of the political game you wanted to play. And they were your voters, but you’re so confident that you’ll win, you figured you had voters to spare. Disgusting.
You’ve never been right, quit lying
You fought against the will of the people & did what your donors told you to do
Freedom from science. Eric can only say this because he actively fought documenting the impact of Covid in MO.
No. You weren’t about anything.
No. You were political.
And people died because of it. Can’t believe you’re proud of this statement.
I’m confused. You’re a hillbilly from Bridgeton with a GED. Fauci is an expert infectious disease medical professional. How did you win??? [….]
Every step of the way you fought against the common sense of local parents and school boards
and you were wrong.
People died because of people like you in positions of power and influence who spread false information. May you be granted Grace when your ambitions allow.
You sued China for hoarding masks and keeping them from Missourians, then you sued Missouri schools for requiring masks to protect our students.
You fought for COVID. You fought for Trump. You fought for @GOP propaganda.
You never fought for freedom.
Ah anti-intellectualism. Lies are the MAGA Trumpster’s battlecry.
How many Missourians died because of your “freedom”. It’s sick that you are proud of it.
The dead Missourians can’t share their side.
Schmitt is too extreme for Missouri. 21,500 dead Missourians aren’t free, they’re dead.
It’s exactly what quack would do, fight against Science.
There are thousands of Missourians who would disagree with you if they weren’t dead.
You’re truly a moron.
Nah, you’re a political hack. Just doing stuff to engage your psycho base and scare ppl, you didn’t do anything to help, you fought and wasted our money to actively make stuff worse. Resign idiot.
Who is paying for what, Eric? Do tell. (September 7, 2022)
A nurse is currently living rent-free inside of Eric Schmitt’s (r) head.
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
I’m proud to have led the country in the fight against Covid tyranny at all levels of government — fighting for parents, kids, small business owners and workers.
The Heiress Valentine is just another liberal Lockdown Queen.
9:44 AM · Aug 30, 2022
Eric Schmitt (r) left a group off his list:
Some of the reponses to Eric Schmitt (r):
I remember that time well.
My friends and neighbors were making small but important personal sacrifices for each other’s welfare.
And you were screaming “you can’t make me!”
I don’t vote for toddlers.
You have nothing to be proud of, you fought against parents, kids, & common sense. “Shame” that is the word for what you are feeling, it is the opposite of pride.
You have never lived under nor suffered real tyranny, though you try to invoke it over others. #JustMoreBullSchmitt
So explain to us how your logic works here Eric, because it doesn’t track in the real world where the rest of us are. @buschvalentine was not in office at the time of TFG’s lockdowns, but you were. You sued public schools while purposely omitting private schools. Why is that?
You’re part of the reason why one million Americans have died from COVID, when we could have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
My friend was one of those you helped kill. Go to hell.
COVID tyranny is funny way of saying “public health.”
I will support @buschvalentine all day and every day.
So many propaganda buzzwords in here!
You missed “woke” and “cancel culture,” though.
If you hit all six in one tweet, you earn a free swastika tattoo.
Eric Schmitt: making frivolous lawsuits great again
Does your disinformation campaign ever get old for you? It does for us [….]
You sued elementary schools to prevent kids from wearing masks, even as students were either dying from COVID, or getting long-covid symptoms. Not gonna elect a guy who sues kindergartners
Do… Do you mean public health?
Unlike you, she may actually care about the health of Missourians.
Yet you didn’t sue your children’s private school.
Do you know who the winner in the fight against “Covid tyranny” is? Death. And crippling illness. And grief. And loss. You are a ghoul.
7th highest Covid deaths per capita in the country, and that is for numbers actually reported. Some would argue your fight against public health was a failure. Not to mention the divisive politicization of a health emergency.
Lockdown Queen? What the f are you even talking about? You are the Wasteful Losing Lawsuit King
Do you know how many people I know that have died because of Covid-19? Too freaking many! I blame you and the other MAGA Republican fascists for those deaths! Are you going to waste Missouri taxpayer money to sue me for saying the truth?
So you wish more people had died from COVID19? Almost 22,000 Missourians dead wasn’t enough for you?
On March 30th:
GOVERNOR PARSON ANNOUNCES END TO COVID-19 CRISIS IN MISSOURI
MARCH 30, 2022
JEFFERSON CITY – Today, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced an end to the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri and that the state will be shifting to an endemic phase of the pandemic on Friday, April 1, 2022.
A whole-of-government COVID-19 emergency response was taken for more than two years, an effort that responded to the needs of all Missourians during the global pandemic and sustained state operations as more was learned about the novel virus. Vaccines, testing resources, and treatments are now readily available for all Missourians, and much of the population now has some immunity to the virus. [….]
The SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, is expected to continue to circulate in communities, meaning it will be considered endemic like many other diseases. The endemicity also means that surveillance priority will change from monitoring case numbers to monitoring disease severity and societal impact as new waves of infection come and go. This transition does not minimize the continued importance of public health surveillance, investigation, and response activities, as is necessary to mitigate any disease.
“…Vaccines, testing resources, and treatments are now readily available for all Missourians, and much of the population now has some immunity to the virus…”
That’s not particularly reassuring.
“…it will be considered endemic…”
It will be? If it isn’t yet, then why state it? By the way, we’re pretty sure the Governor of Missouri doesn’t get to make that determination.
[CDC – national data]
Interpretive Summary for April 15, 2022
As of April 13, 2022, the current 7-day moving average of daily new cases (31,391) increased 19.1% compared with the previous 7-day moving average (26,357)…
New Hospital Admissions
The current 7-day daily average for April 6–April 12, 2022, was 1,446. This is a 1.3% increase from the prior 7-day average (1,427) from March 29–April 4, 2022…
The percentage of COVID-19 NAATs (nucleic acid amplification tests)* that are positive (percent positivity) is increasing in comparison to the previous week. The 7-day average of percent positivity from NAATs is now 4.1%.
Definitely not reassuring.
And then yesterday, there’s this priority:
GOVERNOR PARSON JOINS 25 GOVERNORS IN FORMING AMERICAN GOVERNORS’ BORDER STRIKE FORCE
APRIL 19, 2022
JEFFERSON CITY – Today, Governor Mike Parson joined 25 other Governors in signing a memorandum of understanding establishing the American Governors’ Border Strike Force. The strike force will help increase collaboration and improve intelligence sharing and analyses across participating states to disrupt and dismantle criminal organizations and cartels, combat human smuggling, and stop the flow of illegal drugs to states.
“The Biden Administration has failed to secure our nation’s Southern Border, allowing millions of migrants and hundreds of thousands of pounds of illegal drugs to pour into the United States,” Governor Parson said. “Time and time again, Governors have tried to work with the White House to discuss real solutions to secure the border. Instead, our concerns have been ignored, crime is out of control, and illegal drugs continue to infect our communities and harm our kids. Today, Governors are stepping up once again to do what the federal government refuses to do: secure our communities and protect our citizens.”
The American Governors’ Border Strike Force will coordinate participating states’ efforts to partner at the state fusion center level and amongst state law enforcement around the following actions:
Share criminal justice information to improve investigations in the border region and nationwide, especially in communities adjacent to or crossing state boundaries.
Coordinate and improve interdiction on interstates to combat drug trafficking and human smuggling.
Co-locate intelligence analysts in border states to improve collaboration, real time response, intelligence sharing, and analysis connected to border security.
Assist border states with supplemental staff and resources at state fusion centers, such as on rotation assignments and to share information obtained both on the border and/or in other states.
Send law enforcement to train in border states to detect, track, and curb border-related crime.
Target cartel finances that fund criminal activity in the border regions to seize the tools used to assist the cartels.
Monitor cybersecurity issues that may increase vulnerability along the Southern Border, such as criminal networks that operate on social media to recruit traffickers.
Review state criminal statutes regarding human trafficking, drug trafficking, and transnational criminal organizations to ensure the laws deter, disrupt, and dismantle criminal activity.
Review state criminal justice statistics and information to determine crimes that can be traced to the Southern Border.
Develop interstate procedures to fill any identified gaps or identified inconsistencies in existing plans to address border crime.
This action by Governors comes as more than 221,000 migrants were encountered at the Southern Border in March 2022 – the highest number in 22 years. Additionally, next month, the Biden Administration is preparing to revoke Title 42, which is expected to lead to 18,000 or more migrant encounters per day at the border.
Under the Biden Administration, more than 2.3 million migrants have been encountered at the Southern Border. In the past six months, reports indicate that there have been 300,000 known “gotaways” – migrants who were not apprehended by border agents and did not turn themselves in – at the Southern Border.
“The crisis at our Southern Border is out of control. In the absence of federal leadership, we will do what is required to help solve this growing problem and protect the people of Missouri,” Governor Parson said.
The Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety will be Missouri’s designee on the American Governors’ Border Strike Force. The agreement does not obligate states to expend funds.
“…allowing millions of migrants and hundreds of thousands of pounds of illegal drugs to pour into the United States…”
This just started now?
“…more than 2.3 million migrants have been encountered at the Southern Border…”
Uh, that’s a cute turn of phrase. “Encountered”? What does that mean, specifically?
What specific reports? Cite source(s).
“…The agreement does not obligate states to expend funds…”
So, it’s a publicity stunt.
All this for Arkansas?
What happens if guns get smuggled across the border?
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Missouri House Bill 85 Makes Enforcement of Federal Firearms Laws More Difficult, Thereby Impeding Law Enforcement Efforts to Combat Violent Crime
The Department of Justice has today filed a lawsuit to prevent the State of Missouri from enforcing House Bill 85 (H.B. 85). Signed into law in June 2021, the Missouri law declares five categories of federal firearms laws “invalid” and deters and penalizes their enforcement by federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The government’s complaint seeks declaratory and injunctive relief prohibiting enforcement of H.B. 85 and further clarifying that state and local officials may lawfully participate in joint federal task forces, assist in the investigation and enforcement of federal firearm crimes, and fully share information with the federal government without fear of H.B. 85’s penalties. Specifically, the complaint alleges that H.B. 85 is invalid under the Supremacy Clause, is preempted by federal law, and violates the doctrine of intergovernmental immunity.
“This act impedes criminal law enforcement operations in Missouri,” said Attorney General Merrick B. Garland. “The United States will work to ensure that our state and local law enforcement partners are not penalized for doing their jobs to keep our communities safe.”
“A state cannot simply declare federal laws invalid,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “This act makes enforcement of federal firearms laws difficult and strains the important law enforcement partnerships that help keep violent criminals off the street.”
The complaint alleges that the restrictions imposed by H.B. 85 have hindered cooperation and other activities that assist federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts. Federal law enforcement agencies within the state report that enforcement of federal firearms laws in Missouri has grown more difficult since H.B. 85 became effective. The penalties associated with H.B. 85 have prompted state and local agencies and individuals within those entities to withdraw support for federal law enforcement efforts, including by not sharing critical data used to solve violent crimes and withdrawing from joint federal task forces. The complaint challenges the constitutionality of the law and seeks to enforce the supremacy of federal law. Dozens of state and local officers have resigned from federal joint-task forces in the state as a result of the law. According to Missouri’s own statistics, nearly 80% of violent crimes are committed with firearms.
According to the complaint, Missouri enacted H.B. 85 despite its conflict with the fundamental constitutional principles of supremacy of federal law, preemption, and intergovernmental immunity. The restrictions imposed by the statute are premised on a declaration that several categories of federal statutes are “invalid,” but a state may not lawfully declare federal law invalid under the Constitution. In addition to penalizing individuals for working on joint federal-state law enforcement task forces, the statute penalizes current federal employees by barring them from state employment if they enforced the purportedly invalid laws. The statute further directs the state judiciary to “protect” against the federal laws declared invalid.
“…the restrictions imposed by H.B. 85 have hindered cooperation and other activities that assist federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts…”
U.S. Rep. Billy Long @USRepLong
I’m glad a federal judge threw out the ridiculous #mask mandate for commercial air travel. We shouldn’t be mandating masks for air travel while every other part of our lives are mask optional.
2:40 PM · Apr 18, 2022
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
It’s almost as if all the fear mongering around COVID was just one big power play.
1:36 PM · Mar 12, 2022
Some of the responses:
Jason Kander @JasonKander
Replying to @Eric_Schmitt
Are you vaccinated? Did you get the booster?
3:24 PM · Mar 12, 2022
It’s as if the claim about fear mongering around COVID is just another example of Schmitt’s stupidity.
950,000 US deaths; 19,500 MO deaths. Many with long haul COVID and our healthcare system almost breaking. No one should worry about that.
What a ghoul!
20k dead constituents could not be reached for comment.
Help me understand this. I’m not supposed to care about something factual, but whatever you’re selling is legit. Just how much is your snake oil and where can I purchase some?
What is wrong with you? [….]
Day drinking and tweeting again Eric? What’s this even about? See this is why you lose so many lawsuits; all accusation, no context.
It’s almost as if all the COVID-denialism (almost 1 million US deaths!) was just one big power play… (as you, for example, run for senate)
It’s hard for me to understand an elected politician being so openly dismissive of nearly a million dead Americans as @Eric_Schmitt seems to be.
Kinda like “build a wall” bullshit right???
My father died of Covid. You are a horrible person.
So the people who died from COVID were just part of a huge fear mongering power play? You are an idiot.
It’s almost as if you’re a #PoliticalHack.
People have tried to explain the science behind the measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID pandemic to you but obviously you cannot comprehend. So now we just have you spewing forth your vomit of lies and misinformation.
Do you LIKE playing the miserable SOB who people loathe with a passion?
Right, f*ck those petty people that buried family and friends.
So, everyone who has died from Covid don’t really exist? Brick shy of a load Schmitt.
You’re an idiot. Millions have died. What a pathetic existence you live.
Tell that to everyone who lost people. Asshole.
Or you’re just an idiot
My god. What the actual fck is wrong with you? Are you seriously so desperate for attention you sit there and make lists of the most vile things you could say? A lot of people died. A lot are suffering long term effects. This is disgusting and your family should feel shame.
How many of your constituents died from it last week, you monstrous shit?
Eric Greitens (r) is a candidate for the U.S. Senate.
Eric Greitens @EricGreitens
It’s my honor to lead #ThePeoplesConvoy through Missouri!
No more mask mandates! No more vaccine mandates!
We the People want Freedom!
6:01 PM · Feb 28, 2022
“…No more mask mandates! No more vaccine mandates!…” So much to be frightened of.
Some of the responses:
How utterly embarrassing when Ukraine is under siege
MO never had state-wide mandates.
This is embarrassing at any time, but esp when men too delicate to wear masks are in the headlines at the same times as grandmas fighting Russian aggression.
What constitutional freedoms are we currently being deprived of?
What about duct tape mandates? [….]
I guess the “emergency” on the Mexican border was on hold today for a joyride where we pretend to be Canadians minus the universal healthcare.
Or, a small number of Canadians pretending to be American right wingnuts, just with universal healthcare.
There aren’t mandates. You are fighting nothing. And if you want to fight real oppression, this isn’t it.
If a face mask is anti-American – what about tying up a beautician?
Pretty sure it’s also absolutely unsafe to film while driving. Clearly, he doesn’t mind MO being one of the only two states where this foolishness won’t get him pulled over and ticketed for reckless, distracted driving. Embarrassing. Pity the camera didn’t fall.
Pretty sure you used to be ok with masks.
You’re probably vaccinated and boosted so hush
Did the hairdresser want her freedom?
This aged poorly.
Anybody tied up in the back seat?
Stay TF away from my daughters.
We all want freedom. Some of us think about others, and not just ourselves, narcissist.
Please don’t let the state line stop you… you should share your unique brand of desperate-psycopath with one of the surrounding 8 states…please?
Any women gagged and bound in your trunk?
Are you the same Eric Greitens who tied up a woman and took sexually explicit photographs of her without her consent? Just checking.
You get indicted for any new crimes lately?
LOL. Americans have moved on from your protests and little convoys. Read the room and try to keep up. Thanks man! [….]
The woman you tied up in your basement wanted freedom, too.
Do you realize how ridiculous this looks in the face of REAL threats to freedom? Go get a job (not representing me or any human on earth) or disappear back under a rock.
It takes a special kind of stupid to celebrate your freedom to catch a disease and die. Good for you, Potatoe.
Oh yeah let’s remove masks and vaccines that have saved countless lives that’s fuckin smart
Well. Clueless. Wasteful. Whiny. Pathetic.
Oh, my. (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 2 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 3 (January 11, 2018)
אַ שאַנדע פֿאַר די גוים and *IOKIYAR (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 4 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 5 (January 11, 2018)
Oh, my – part 6 (January 12, 2018)
Sen. Denny Hoskins (r): not exactly a ringing endorsement (January 12, 2018)
Gov. Eric Greitens (r): piping (January 16, 2018)
Oh, my – part 7 (January 16, 2018)
Waiting… (January 19, 2018)
Oh, my – part 8 (January 29, 2018)
The unanswered question (February 8, 2018)
RSMo § 565.252 (February 22, 2018)
Well, you were the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 22, 2018)
Well, he was the one who used a blindfold and tape. (February 23, 2018)
A few words of advice (February 26, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r) and the House – pass the popcorn (March 6, 2018)
Oh, my – part 9 (March 6, 2018)
“That’s not how you spell bare.” (March 7, 2018)
It’s their world, the rest of us only get to live in it (April 8, 2018)
The popcorn is ready (April 10, 2018)
The Report (April 11, 2018)
Call it what it is (April 11, 2018)
Go away, asshole. (April 12, 2018)
Sen. Denny Hoskins (r-21): impeach Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Getting ironical about Greitens (April 13, 2018)
Standing ovation (April 14, 2018)
Quid pro quo (April 16, 2018)
It’s a fine mess he’s gotten himself into… (April 17, 2018)
Really, just go away… (April 17, 2018)
HR 6783: Impeachment (April 18, 2018)
Unhinged (April 19, 2018)
Really unhinged (April 19, 2019)
Seriously, just go away already… (April 20, 2018)
He doth protest too much, methinks… (April 20, 2018)
Does somebody want to tell them? (April 25, 2018)
Our life on the “D List” (April 30, 2018)
The Report – supplement (May 1, 2018)
HR 7432: Impeachment (May 1, 2018)
The second report (May 2, 2018)
The process begins (May 4, 2018)
Campaign Finance: in the news (May 6, 2018)
Oxford coma (May 7, 2018)
A definition (May 13, 2018)
“So far, so good…” (May 14, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r) resigns as Governor of Missouri (May 29, 2018)
Eric Greitens (r): Were they stored in the basement? (March 31, 2020)
Eric Greitens (r): there’s always 2024 (June 10, 2020)
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Early this morning:
[….] you are and idiot you need to go live with BRAINDEAD biden because if this covid was so bad where is all the contamination barrels at so that all the contaminated mask and shit can be put because you see them laying on the ground and in shopping carts and they have them laying out where everyone walks by them so all those germs get on them and it is funny how certain people get it and alot don’t I have never wore a mask never been tested never been sick and guess what I am from Missouri you all are a bunch of snowflakes that worry way to much we would rather live our life free from mask and all the bullshit than to hear all the democrats saying you have to do this forcing people is not American so if you want live like that move to where you can live in communism go
Bless their heart.
17,124 Missourians could not be reached for comment (February 1, 2022)
He’s saying the quiet parts out loud.
Last night, after right wingnut republicans in the Missouri Senate refused to confirm Governor Mike Parson’s (r) nominee as Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) – during a pandemic:
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Missourians know that I share these beliefs and would not have nominated someone who does not share the same Christian values. Yet, Senators chose to believe baseless rumors and outright lies on social media rather than the facts in front of them.
6:02 PM · Feb 1, 2022
“Missourians know that I share these beliefs and would not have nominated someone who does not share the same Christian values…”
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
….that no person shall, on account of his or her religious persuasion or belief, be rendered ineligible to any public office or trust or profit in this state, be disqualified from testifying or serving as a juror, or be molested in his or her person or estate; that to secure a citizen’s right to acknowledge Almighty God according to the dictates of his or her own conscience, neither the state nor any of its political subdivisions shall establish any official religion….
That no person can be compelled to erect, support or attend any place or system of worship, or to maintain or support any priest, minister, preacher or teacher of any sect, church, creed or denomination of religion; but if any person shall voluntarily make a contract for any such object, he shall be held to the performance of the same.
It’s possible Mike Parson (r) has read the words. It’s clear he doesn’t comprehend them.