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JAMES MACKLER REACTS TO DR. SETHI’S  DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION FOR TENNESSEE

JAMES MACKLER REACTS TO DR. SETHI’S DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION FOR TENNESSEE

For Immediate Release: August 3, 2020

NASHVILLE – On Sunday, U.S. Senate candidate Doctor Manny Sethi offered a cheering Knoxville crowd, that included U.S. Senator Rand Paul, a dangerous prescription of firing Dr. Anthony Fauci and calling into question findings by the FDA, that were reiterated by Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Giroir, regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine. Decorated Iraq war combat veteran James Mackler, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, issued the following statement

“Doctor Manny Sethi’s prescription for Tennessee to ‘Fire Fauci’ and endorse hydroxychloroquine make it clear he doesn’t belong in the U.S. Senate.

“Real leaders don’t put their own political gain ahead of public health and safety, and our response to the COVID crisis shouldn’t be about politics.

“I closed my law practice to serve in the U.S. Army after 9/11, and I’m asking Tennesseans to let me serve again in this new crisis because senators have a mission too – to serve all of America.”

While the Tennessee Republican Primary for U.S. Senate, deemed the “nastiest” in the country by Politico, has turned towards the fringes, the Washington Post noted on Sunday that the “Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has endorsed James Mackler, an Army veteran who fits the mold of the successful 2018 House candidates.” 

“This primary race, at an early point, became flush with fear – fear of Trump, especially, but also their fear of engaging the better part of the rest of us,” wrote Tennessee political historian Keel Hunt in a Sunday column. “This primary has been a race to the bottom.”  

In contrast to the numerous in-person events without masks or social distancing being held by Dr. Sethi and his opponent Bill Hagerty, James continues meeting Tennesseans at safe stances and listening to what they need and are not getting from Washington. Over the weekend, James, touching on concerns hundreds of Tennessee school teachers and parents submitted to his campaign, spoke virtually with a deeply worried public school teacher about Tennessee reopening schools at a time when infections and hospitalizations continue to rise. Tonight, James will join End Citizens United, who has endorsed his candidacy, for a virtual town hall on political reform that will be broadcast on Facebook starting at 5:30 PM CT. 

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