Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on April 15 that the economy should be re-opened now, even though the coronavirus is going to spread faster (and likely kill more people).
Kennedy’s home state of Louisiana has had more than 1,000 people die from the deadly virus, but the “pro-life” Senator claimed Americans would just have to “understand”:
We’ve got to open this economy. If we don’t, it’s going to collapse. And if the U.S. economy collapses, the world economy collapses. When we end the shutdown, the virus is going to spread faster. That’s just a fact. And the American people understand that.