Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton Says Red States ‘Are Getting What Was Coming To Them’ With COVID-19

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Last week, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) said that Republican states “are getting what was coming to them” in regard to COVID-19 consequences, which has so far killed more than 150,000 Americans.

“We certainly have this perception in the Northeast that all the red states are, you know, they kind of, they are getting what was coming to them because they refused to follow these mandates and they’re playing politics with this rather than listening to the science,” Moulton said.

Moulton is a Democratic representative from Massachusetts, which has the third highest deaths per capita from COVID-19 in the United states. Massachusetts falls behind two other blue states, and is followed my multiple other Democrat run states.

After backlash, Moulton responded to an article that criticized his promulgation of the idea that red states deserved COVID-19 consequences by writing on Twitter that he did not “believe that personally,” despite previously saying “we” in the Northeast believe red states “are getting what was coming to them.”