S.E. Cupp used to be a conservative.
In recent years however, her views have changed greatly. It seems as though working for CNN has had a significant impact on her politics.
She recently criticized people on Twitter for wanting the pandemic shutdowns to end.
Gainfully Employed CNN Host Slams Americans Hoping to End Lockdowns
Host of CNN’s “S.E. Cupp Unfiltered” got an earful from Americans on Tuesday after she tweeted that people who are not medical doctors should not suggest lifting economy-crushing lockdowns originally designed to mitigate the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
“Anyone who’s not a doctor saying we have to just accept SOME deaths to reopen the country needs to take their family to a crowded place and serve food to anyone who needs it.”
Cupp was responding to comments made by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie that strongly suggested reopening the United States economy as quickly as possible, even though some people would still succumb to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus.
Cupp’s remarks, in contrast to Christie’s, suggested that only a prediction of zero deaths from the COVID-19 infection would be an acceptable benchmark to reopen the economy. As of this week, over 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment while trillions of dollars of taxpayer money has been pumped into fledgling businesses, under-earning and laid-off workers, and government agencies.
See her tweet below:
New rule: Anyone who’s not a doctor saying we have to just accept SOME deaths to reopen the country needs to take their family to a crowded place and serve food to anyone who needs it. https://t.co/c5PWnmXjft
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) May 5, 2020
People pushed back on Cupp’s tweet.
New rule: any self-absorbed person getting a guaranteed paycheck during quarantine needs to take their checkbooks to people who can't meet their mortgage or feed their families and pay anyone who needs it.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) May 5, 2020
This just in: Woman being paid millions of dollars a year for hosting a TV show says “I can keep doing this until the doctors say that people can get back to work, and anyone not getting paid right now that feels differently should purposely put their family at risk”.
— Jeff Smith (@Jeffsmith5084) May 5, 2020
Setting aside the destructive idea that only doctors should set public policy, the fact is we accept SOME deaths every day in hundreds of ways. This kind of risk aversion would mean never leaving the house and authoritarianism. https://t.co/dLaaXvRvBx
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 5, 2020
What does Cupp have to worry about? She’s still getting paid.