Lawmakers Call For Decency, Civility

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and Congressman Fred Upton continue to call for more civility in politics as COVID-19 affects the country. The two held a meeting on Tuesday with Dingell saying now is not the time for partisanship.

“I don’t like the fear and hatred that is tearing us apart as a country,” Dingell said. “Words that have lasted a very long time and have stood the test of time are ‘United we stand, divided we fall.”

Dingell also wondered why the most basic things have become political.

“I know we need to fix the damn roads, but I wish everybody would just wear the damn masks. And if you’ve heard Tony Fauci talk about it, that would do more for us to be able to start our schools than anything.”

Dingell said Congress needs to get back to work on a coronavirus relief package. For his part, Upton said his Problem Solvers Caucus has helped to get previous stimulus bills passed. He also once again predicted a COVID vaccine could be ready by the end of the year.