New Hampshire state Rep. William Marsh, as soon as a Republican, is now a Democrat, saying he switched events as a result of so many GOP lawmakers are anti-mask and in opposition to the coronavirus vaccine.
Marsh told The Washington Post he’s a average, and other people like him are being pushed out of the Republican Celebration by its extra excessive members. He reached his restrict this week when New Hampshire Home Republicans hosted a rally on Tuesday opposing President Biden’s vaccine mandates for employees within the federal and personal sectors. “Politics, I am afraid, is a crew sport,” he stated. “You have to work with different individuals, and if no person’s concerned about what it’s a must to say, you would possibly as nicely go house.”
In New Hampshire, the variety of new coronavirus circumstances is on the rise, with infections up 16 p.c from final week and deaths up 36 p.c, the Submit experiences. Marsh is an ophthalmologist, and he instructed the Submit it is “not within the curiosity of the general public to permit COVID to unfold in New Hampshire because it has in Florida. I am a physician first, so I stood up for my sufferers and stated, ‘I am achieved with this.’ And I left.”
In an announcement, New Hampshire Home Speaker Sherman Packard (R) stated Marsh did not perceive that Tuesday’s rally was about “unconstitutional mandates and government orders.” Marsh disagreed, arguing that he did perceive and there’s precedent supporting the constitutionality of mandates, and he will not “stand idly by whereas extremists reject the cheap precautions of vaccinations and masks.”
https://theweek.com/politics/1004917/gop-lawmaker-in-new-hampshire-becomes-a-democrat-saying-anti-mask-extremists | GOP lawmaker in New Hampshire turns into a Democrat, saying anti-mask ‘extremists’ pushed him out