Uhhh, maybe because there’s a global pandemic bro?
Peter MacKay is facing growing criticism for his insistence on going forward with the Conservative leadership race, even amid a health system crisis and economic crisis due to the CCP Coronavirus.
With nearly all the candidates calling for the race to be postponed, MacKay continues to insist that it goes ahead, as if nothing else was happening in the world.
And now, MacKay is seeming even more tone deaf.
In an interview with Evan Soloman, MacKay said people should “ask why” the other leadership candidates want the race stopped.
Have you been watching the news bro?
Maybe because there’s a global pandemic taking place?
You can watch the clip below:
“Peter MacKay tells @EvanLSolomon he might want to ask why other Tory leadership candidates want the campaign stopped.
“Because there’s a pandemic,” Evan says, after a pause.
“Is it,” @PeterMacKay replies.”
Peter MacKay tells @EvanLSolomon he might want to ask why other Tory leadership candidates want the campaign stopped.
"Because there's a pandemic," Evan says, after a pause.
"Is it," @PeterMacKay replies.
— Rachel Gilmore (@atRachelGilmore) March 26, 2020
Now, in fairness to MacKay, some are saying his “is it” comment is questioning whether there is actually a pandemic.
Yet, it seems that MacKay is casting doubt on whether that’s the real reason the candidates want to pause the race.
Still, that’s bad enough.
Canada – and much of the world – are in a desperate battle to stop our health system from collapsing, and keep our economy functioning, as jobless claims surge faster than we’ve ever seen before.
To continue running a leadership race amid this crisis is insane, and it’s a slap in the face to all Conservative Party members.
The longer MacKay goes without acknowledging that, the more out-of-touch and tone deaf he seems.
“Conservative Party Members are trying to keep themselves & their families safe, save their jobs, save their businesses, & stay afloat during a massive pandemic. The fact that the CPC continues the leadership race through all of this is a disgrace and insult to their membership.”
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