Nashville Republican — Who Called COVID-19 a ‘Socialist Agenda’ — Dies From COVID-19

Tony Tenpenny, a 57-year-old Republican from Nashville who claimed the COVID-19 pandemic was part of a “socialist agenda,” died from complications caused by COVID-19 on Sept. 20.

Nashville Vice Mayor Jim Shulman said the former city council member was hospitalized for more than a month and was placed on a ventilator earlier in September, reports the Tennessean.

On May 30, Tenpenny claimed on Facebook the deadly virus had been made to make sure Trump did not get re-elected in the November election, noted The Sun.

Tenpenny also made the absurd claim that people who wore masks were being “manipulated to live in irrational fear” and were “controlled by a socialist agenda.”

Tenpenny claimed in July, without evidence, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization were “pure lying a**es.”

Tenpenny said the shutdowns were designed to shut down “the US economy, blaming Trump and setting up a One World Govt.”

(Sources: Tennessean, The Sun, Photo Credit: The Tennessee Council)

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