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Here it is. The smoking gun. Trump and @SecWilkie used dying vets as guinea pigs. “For more than two weeks in April, a drug regimen that included hydroxychloroquine was routinely dispensed at the struggling center, often for patients who had not been tested for covid-19”
“Though precise estimates vary, the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs said about 30 residents received the drug. Several nursing home staff members placed the number higher.”
“The Chester County coroner, who reviewed the medical records for some of those who died, said at least 11 residents who had received the hydroxychloroquine treatment had not been tested for covid-19.”
Trump and @SecWilkie have consistently pushed magic bullet solutions—and hydroxychloroquine specifically—despite warnings of risk. Check #WhereIsWilkie for many of the highlights from the last few months. It’s outrageous, disgusting—and possibly criminal.
A scandal like this would bring down most presidencies. This one is hoping you won’t even notice. We need immediate Congressional investigations and swift accountability. Jail time for anyone who knew about a single preventable death. And if appropriate, articles of impeachment.
Who in Congress will step up? It’s an opportunity for both parties to finally show some spine—and focus on the one issue that should unite them. And could be perfect for veterans like @SenDuckworth & @SenJoniErnst to combine on. America is watching.
If you’re new to this entire scandal and #WhereIsWilkie, check out the past few months of @angryamericans: We’ve covered it at length. If you’re not angry about this debacle, you’re really not paying attention. #StayVigilant
I’ll also be on @CNN tomorrow between 1-2PM ET with @brikeilarcnn for more. She’s a military spouse and truly gets it. And for more on how the VA used vets as guinea pigs, we went deep in Ep61 of @angryamericans:… The excellent @MarthaRaddatz was my guest.
“‘Prophylactic,’ the records said in describing the preventive regimen of hydroxychloroquine for a woman in her 80s who had a cough & was running a fever of 100.4.” Same term used by @SecWilkie:… He lied about its effectiveness in this interview w @SRuhle.
.@DeptVetAffairs Secretary @SecWilkie again doubled down on the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine on vets dying from #COVID19 in this interview with @MarthaRaddatz in May:…
.@AP: THE FACTS: He (Wilkie) mischaracterized the study’s findings as he delved into an area of speculation by amateurs that his own agency has called “inaccurate and irresponsible.”…
“Earlier that week, a nationwide study of 368 hospitalized Veterans Affairs patients with covid-19 reported that the death rate was higher for those treated with hydroxychloroquine.”
"They started using [hydroxychloroquine] on anyone who had symptoms...It was in the news. It was like the next great thing. I feel like it was, 'Let's use this on our elderly patients & see what happens.' Maybe they thought they were going to die anyway.”…
#TrumpLiedVetsDied #WilkieLiedVetsDied Don’t let this story die. There must be accountability. Every person responsible needs to go to jail. At the highest levels. Congressional investigations should be launched immediately. And if appropriate, articles of impeachment. #IYNAYNPA
Update: the interview scheduled for @CNN with @brikeilarcnn today at 1:45ET has been pushed tentatively to tomorrow. I’m confident she and others will stay on this story. And it isn’t going way. #TrumpLiedVetsDied
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