WATCH: Sen. Tammy Duckworth Says V.P. Mike Pence Doesn’t Believe In Science — ‘He’ll Just Pray Over These Things’

Written by K. Walker on March 4, 2020

Un-dirty-word-believable! Does Senator Duckworth think this little of people of faith?!

NBC’s Meet The Press host, Chuck Todd, has said that the left isn’t politicizing the coronavirus for political gain.

This Twitter thread by the GOP’s Rapid Response Director, Steve Guest names the Democrats that have been politicizing the Coronavirus. In his thread, Guest has listed Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Chuck Schumer, along with several other politicians saying that President Trump has somehow failed in his response to the outbreak, as well as major news outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico that have all tried to tie the Coronavirus to President Trump.

It looks as though that’s become a strategy.

Senator Tammy Duckworth(D-IL) decided to take the attack in a whole new direction — she went after the Vice President and his faith.

In a clip from CNN on Tuesday morning, Sen. Duckworth was so unbelievably condescending when she spoke about Vice President Pence’s leadership on the Coronavirus task force. Presumably referring to a photo that was going around on social media of the Vice President and the rest of the Coronavirus team bowing their heads in prayer, Sen. Duckworth mocked his faith. She said, “They certainly need someone at the head of their efforts who actually believes in science, not Vice President Pence — a guy who says he’ll just pray over these things.”

She then says that the Trump administration has shown “no leadership” on the issue.

Senator Duckworth had zero push-back from CNN host, Alisyn Camerota.

This isn’t the first time that Vice President Pence has been labeled a “science denier” because, according to the left, faith and science are incompatible… but only if you’re a conservative.

If you’re left-leaning, then it’s no problem. You just remove the trappings of religion that don’t fit your politics à la Preachy Pete and then condemn those that believe in those religious convictions as fanatics. Easy peasy.

Recently, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) and Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) got into a bit of a Twitter spat after AOC had tweeted that Vice President Pence “literally does not believe in science.” It ended with Senator Cruz congratulating her on coming in second in her high school science fair. 

It’s interesting that a party that denies a child in utero is a baby and cannot enumerate the characteristics that define a woman is calling the other side “science deniers.”

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker