Republican Rep Betty Price Suggests “Quarantine” For HIV Patients

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There are a lot of Americans who should be quarantined — for example, white supremacists and whoever greenlit The Snowman — but HIV patients are not among them. However, Georgia state representative Betty Price (R, obvi) seems to think otherwise. The former wife of Trump’s disgraced Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, the sentient Thomas Kinkade painting and Margo Martindale stunt double asked in a committee meeting this week if “there any methods, legally, that [American leaders] could do that would curtail the spread.”

“I don’t want to say the quarantine word — but I guess I just said it,” she rambled. Wait, is there another “quarantine word” that isn’t “quarantine?” That’s like saying, “Well, I don’t want to say the, uh, supercalifragilistic word — but I guess I just said it.”

She continued: “Is there an ability, since I would guess that public dollars are expended heavily in prophylaxis and treatment of this condition, so we have a public interest in curtailing the spread? What would you advise? Are there any methods, legally, that we could do that would curtail the spread?”

Cool. So even though the government spends $150K a day to let Melania Trump live in NYC and almost $4 million on each of the President’s trips to Mar-a-Lago and there are many — this squinty-eyed, scarf-defiling container of human excrement seems to think that keeping HIV patients alive is an inappropriate use of public healthcare funds. May we remind you, Betty Bitch, that your party also considers Viagra to be a better investment than providing healthcare for 9 million American children?

Price then continued with her bigoted bullshit by insinuating that gay people just aren’t dying fast enough anymore.

“It seems to me it’s almost frightening the number of people who are living that are potentially carriers — well they are carriers — with the potential to spread, whereas in the past they died more readily and then at that point they are not posing a risk,” she said. “So we’ve got a huge population posing a risk if they are not in treatment.”

Of course her comments were greeted with a mixture of outrage and bewilderment – move over Sarah Huckabee Sanders, sounds like she’s angling for your gig as White House press secretary. Saturday morning she tried to clarify her statement with that old chestnut, her stupidity was “taken completely out of context.”

So, like … What do you expect to get out of quarantining this planet’s almost 40 million HIV-positive humans, Becky — sorry — Betty? Do you actually think allowing HIV-positive people to live healthy, fulfilling lives is worse than supporting a President whose supporters actively try to murder people? I can guarantee you that while you’re dreaming up impossible, illogical, impractically cost-heavy manifestations of your own homophobia, the rest of us will just be sitting around waiting for your own breed of wrinkled-up bigots to die out naturally so that we can move on from this national nightmare. Gurl bye.


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