TNDP CHAIR MARY MANCINI ON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IN TENNESSEE: “THE WORLD WILL SEE HOW REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HAS FAILED US DURING THIS HEALTH CRISIS”

OCTOBER 21st, 2020 (Nashville, TN) – “Tennesseans are suffering and dying from Covid-19 in increasingly record-breaking numbers. With over 230,000 cases and 2,924 deaths, the CDC has once again classified us as living in a coronavirus “Red Zone.” Tennessee’s COVID-19 crisis is in dire need of attention and we are hopeful that the third and final presidential debate in our capital city will shine a much-needed light on the failure of Republican leadership to keep us healthy and safe.

Because Tennessee is not a “swing state,” Governor Bill Lee, U.S Senate candidate Bill Hagerty, and the rest of Republican leadership are counting on the country ignoring us this election cycle. But with the final presidential debate in Nashville, they find that all eyes are on them and they can no longer hide their stunning incompetence in the face of this massive health crisis. With the nation and the world watching, the refusal of Governor Lee to give Tennesseans clear and concise directions on how to keep each other safe will be on full display. With the nation and the world watching, the refusal of Bill Hagerty to wear a mask, socially distance, and take other basic safety precautions at campaign events will be exposed. With the nation and the world watching, their dismissal of the advice of scientists and infectious disease experts will be revealed.

In this final debate, Vice President Joe Biden not only has the opportunity to acknowledge the suffering and the lack of leadership plaguing our state, but he has the opportunity to show us what real leadership in the time of crisis looks like.” – Chair Mary Mancini

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