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Liberal journalist slammed for ‘ghoulish’ reaction to GOP congressman-elect’s death


#Left-wing #Vox writer #Aaron #Rupar was sharply criticized #Tuesday for linking the death of congressman-elect #Luke #Letlow to his calls to open up the economy.

#Letlow, 41, died #Tuesday of complications from coronavirus, shortly before he was to take office after winning the race for #Lousiana’s #Fifth #Congressional #District. #Doctors said he suffered a fatal heart attack during an operation.

“#Congressman-elect #Letlow, 41, just died of #Covid. A tragedy,” he tweeted. #He linked to a video of #Letlow saying in #October, “#So while we’ve been cautious and I think both the state and federal level have taken numerous precautions for COVID-19, we’re now at a place if we do not open our economy we’re in real danger.”

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LUKE LETLOW, 41-YEAR-OLD CONGRESSMAN-ELECT, DIES WITH COVID-19

#Critics slammed #Rupar, who is popular with progressives for his vitriolic tweets against #Republicans and conservatives, for suggesting #Letlow’s stance against lockdowns suggested he failed to take the virus seriously. #Images have emerged of #Letlow at public events, with and without a mask on.

#Sen. #Ted #Cruz, R-Texas, said it was “sad” that #Rupar would use the death to “push his political agenda.”

“#My jaw is dropped at your callous and cruel behavior,” #Lousiana native and political consultant #Ellen #Carmichael tweeted. “#His death isn’t your opportunity to make a point. #May more mercy be shown on you than you have shown on the father of two small babies.”

#Others noted #Rupar, who criticized #White #House gatherings this year where people did not wear masks, happily shared an image of crowds cheering #President-elect #Joe #Biden’s election victory last month. #He also criticized #President #Trump’s sharp words for the late #Sen. #John #McCain, R-Ariz., as unbecoming.

VOX JOURNALIST PANNED FOR HIS FLAWED LOGIC WHILE TRYING TO FACT-CHECK TRUMP

#Rupar said his reaction was genuine, although he went on to double down on his earlier point that #Letlow’s death was a result of his politics.

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#Left-wing columnist and proficient #Twitter user #Molly #Jong-Fast linked to the same video with a similar point, leading to a quick rebuke from liberal journalist #Glenn #Greenwald.

“The smug football-spiking glee over #Luke #Letlow’s death at 41 is one of the most repulsive things I’ve seen on this site,” he tweeted. “#Celebrating death is repugnant in all cases but he wasn’t a COVID denier. #Urging that the costs of isolation & economic ruin be considered isn’t denialism.”

#Jong-Fast replied that, as a 42-year-old, she had posted it out of “fear” given #Letlow was only 41 when he died.

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#Letlow’s death brought an outpouring of condolences from both sides of the aisle. #He leaves behind a wife, #Julia, and two young children.

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