When U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) gets on a plane Monday to head back to Washington, he has “no plans” to wear a mask.
That should surprise no one who’s been paying attention to the Colorado Congressman, who said last month that it’s “just craziness” to shut down businesses due to COVID-19.
Now Buck is saying that government assistance being rolled out is causing a “bailout mentality” in America.
“What are we doing to young people who see the bailout mentality that we are developing in this country,” Buck asked Saturday on KNUS 710-AM’s “Wake Up” with Randy Corporon.
Buck acknowledged the impact of the disease in America, saying, “It is a serious problem, and people are dying.”
But he advocated for different public-policy response that’s inconsistent with the consensus of scientist globally on how to best address COVID-19.
“The point is, how do we develop a strategy so that we can isolate those most at risk, and at the same time go about our business? Do we wear masks to work? Do we ask restaurants to leave every other table free?”
Buck made his KNUS radio appearance the day before Easter, and he said he was resentful about the restrictions on attending services.
“I just really resent the fact that I cannot be with my fellow Christians in my church celebrating the resurrection of my savior,” said Buck on air.