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Sen. James Lankford, R-Ok., discusses the phased reopening of his state, what he considers a responsible reopening of the country, the importance of rapid testing and ramping up on testing. Aired on 5/6/2020.
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72 Comments on "Senator Stresses The Importance Of Rapid Virus Testing | Morning Joe | MSNBC"

  1. We all know that t’rump doesn’t want people tested because it will just make the numbers go up. Way to put yourself ahead of the people, you dips***!

    • Dianna Hill | May 6, 2020 at 12:37 PM | Reply

      Darwin Tremor, Whitmer is my Governor. I appreciate her doing what it takes to keep my fellow Michiganders safe and healthy including the Republican voters, Democrat voters and Independent voters. Her approval rating is higher than that abomination, Trump’s ratings in Michigan.

      Now, go elsewhere, you worthless troll!

    • @Robert The Bruce Cool opinion piece. From over a year ago! Notice how the article doesn’t refute the fact the Mueller Report was accurate. The Senate choosing party over country is oddly missing. 🤔😄

    • @Tom Senft Voter suppression, higher rates of fatality for minority groups, a huge corporate bailout. Republicans are having the best spring ever. 👎

    • He Said What? | May 6, 2020 at 12:49 PM | Reply

      Testing Schmesting! Get back to work for tremendous winning.

    • He took the bet “it will go away, like a miracle” that cost us 70 000+ lives and tanked our economy. Now he’s taking the bet it won’t flare up again so he can still try and run on “his” economy, doesn’t matter if 150 000 working class people die for it, all he wants is more occasions to fill his pockets, those of his family and his cronies, the American people come last.

  2. This is ALL about the Extra Chromosome-in-Chief getting back to his “rallies”.
    He still thinks he has a chance if he can just get back out there and …blah, blah, blah…….

  3. History reveals truth Republicans always screw up the US and Democrats do clean up! Rid GOP once and for all 11/2020 RIP – GOP

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 5:16 PM | Reply

      @Grand Dude dude Trump/ Russia bs was investigated and they found nothing. Flynn looks like he will even be exonerated. Quit beating that dead dog.

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 5:17 PM | Reply

      @Paul Greenberg cleaned up by the Obama administration?? At a cost of 8 trillion taxpayers dollars.

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 5:19 PM | Reply

      @Bat Boy funny you don’t address me you can’t argue my facts soy boy? Stick that bat where the sun dont shine. Untuck and let the hair grow back, maybe there is hope yet.

    • Grand Dude | May 6, 2020 at 5:34 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman U. Stupid Trumpets can never come up with UR Own Definition always have to Parrot the POS POTUS. And even he can’t be Original or. Taken for his word. Mostly Lies. But then tries to Backpedal out of them. Over 17,000
      And counting that have been proven? 😎💪🇺🇸

    • @Mark bodman – [Points at you] HAHA! Triggered snowflake.

  4. We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union vote blue from now on, get rid of electoral college and party politics!

    • Haivland Tuf | May 6, 2020 at 1:28 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman you really need to read the entire string before commenting. Lol

    • Matt Stanley | May 6, 2020 at 2:12 PM | Reply

      Penny Reis please stop commenting. You are ignorant and uniformed.

    • skyhawk00787 | May 6, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman The electoral college is NOT democratic; the winner-take-all approach that it has essentially delegitimizes votes in every state. Also, senators are elected by direct popular vote despite the fact that there’re two senators per state, so you could make the argument that each individual district/county doesn’t receive fair representation if you go by that same logic. It’s also a fallacy to consider the rural America is the “bread and butter” when you consider that the blue states put more money into the economy than the red states.

    • Haivland Tuf | May 6, 2020 at 4:08 PM | Reply

      @skyhawk00787 it is what it is. The founders set up the electoral college system for very good reasons. It does absolutely no good to whine about it. If you want it changed change the constitution!

    • David Johnson | May 6, 2020 at 7:10 PM | Reply

      Bodman – your tidy bowl man reference is pretty apt since you obviously have your head in the toilet

  5. I’m a Republican and I won’t be voting for Trump in 2020!

  6. je eleftheria | May 6, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    another mixed-message republican. i took my mask off but i’ll put it right back on. we have to open but we have to have more tests. the numbers are growing and we have to do whatever it takes but we’re recovering and we have to open up. WTF is wrong with these people!

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 11:51 AM | Reply

      Flu season is over.

    • kokoleka808 | May 6, 2020 at 10:06 PM | Reply

      Bill Gates one month ago: After everything is closed for 6 to 10 weeks, the economy will be reopened in May and schools will reopen in the Fall.
      Trump: I concur with the timeline doctor, I meant philanthropist.

  7. Haivland Tuf | May 6, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    All the Republican senators willfully violated their oaths of office when they chose to not convict that corrupt sociopath. The need to be cast out into the outer dark, as oathbreakers.

    • Grand Dude | May 6, 2020 at 1:07 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman Ya as Comrade McConnell said I’m coordinating with The WH on Defense of The POS POTUS! What is McConnell also hiding his his Wife got a Government Job, that’s Benefiting her Family Businesses. Tell me that isn’t the reason he’s protecting Comrade Trumpet in his Illegal Activities? 😎💪🇺🇸

    • McConnell was the ringleader when he broke his oath to be biPartisan !

    • edward mille | May 6, 2020 at 3:38 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman hey little Mark if stupidity was a crime there be a warrant out for your arrest what are you going to do when the Senate goes blue and Trump is being tried as individual 1 and you’ll be called out for the moron that you are

    • Power corrupts | May 6, 2020 at 5:14 PM | Reply

      Over seventy four thousand people have died from the corona virus in here in the United States.
      Ninety percent of these deaths were preventable.
      The lies of the orange puppet will destroy the earth.
      Just give him a chance..

    • Thomas Müller | May 6, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      Yes, it is true.

  8. Andrea Boggan | May 6, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious diseases says stay-at-home order should be extended to all 50 states.
    Senator Lankford is a liar.

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 11:44 AM | Reply

      Never in our history have we quarantine the healthy. If I can social distance in a grocery store I can do it anywhere.

    • Obsidian Sage | May 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM | Reply

      @Mark bodman what a facile argument. social distancing alone does not guarantee you immunity

    • Dianna Hill | May 6, 2020 at 12:39 PM | Reply

      Mark bodman has the intellect and level of common sense as that of a low-level demon.

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 12:47 PM | Reply

      @Obsidian Sage there is no immunity from this flu to date. Heard immuntity in Sweden ( no lock down) was right defence. Eight states in the United States as well did not do lockdown orders and if you look at their numbers they were not hit with covid-19 any worse than anywhere else.

  9. what kind of strange thinking is to think that going to work or the beach is safe? Republican thinking.

    • Mark bodman | May 6, 2020 at 11:55 AM | Reply

      Flu season is over it’s time to get this country back on its feet whether you like it or not. Stay in mommy’s basement if you like nobody’s forcing you to leave.

  10. A president who began his campaign with- “I alone can fix it” all the way to now, “…No, I don’t take responsibility at all” and “It’s not my fault.” And yet neighborhoods across America are being saved by people on the front lines that are taking the ultimate responsibility. Trump’s failing, “bigly.” …“Frankly he’s a disgrace.”…“It’s too much winning- we can’t take any more.”…

    • Kenn Mossman | May 6, 2020 at 10:14 PM | Reply

      “I alone can fix it” I remember that and thinking at the time what an a%%hole. It is sadly obvious he ought to have said, “I alone will make it worse than you can conceive”

    • Zach Rogers | May 7, 2020 at 6:53 PM | Reply

      He has fixed it. The left minded media has skewed his great successes the because of your Trump Derangement Syndrome has blinded you. If Biden-you will see a total collapse of the US!!

    • David Crowley | May 7, 2020 at 9:01 PM | Reply

      Is America “sick” of winning yet?

    • Zach Rogers | May 7, 2020 at 9:42 PM | Reply

      David Crowley We are winning. Just got my retirement report- stock is back to almost where it was before the shutdown. Expectations are 80% will return to their jobs by September!

    • gizmo1 , TDS is strong in you. Perhaps you should stay in your safe space for approximately 4 more years

  11. MsAnnThrope | May 6, 2020 at 12:09 PM | Reply

    Call your REPRESENTATIVES! DEMAND Trump be removed!

  12. imiss toronto | May 6, 2020 at 12:16 PM | Reply

    If Trump refuses to take responsibility for what he says and does, WTF does the US need him?

  13. You could have Removed him out of Office but you didn’t! I don’t feel for You! People VOTE BLUE 💙🤗😷

  14. Keep in mind…this guy LITERALLY believes it’s “gods will” at work in EVERYTHING.

  15. Officially Greatest | May 6, 2020 at 1:19 PM | Reply

    Trumpsters are NOT Republican ! Vote for Joe Biden who will represent Anyone but Trumpsters.

    • Gary BEZNER | May 8, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

      The republican senate is to blame . They had a chance to save the country early in December 2019. They have the blood on their hands .

  16. Emiliano Zapata | May 6, 2020 at 1:19 PM | Reply

    Being the president of the United States during this crisis, it is a non essential job…. Please stay behind closed doors.

  17. The banks should not get a bail out they are still charging late fee, no heart no mercy from the banks

  18. Taylor Craig Newbold | May 6, 2020 at 1:52 PM | Reply

    I’m surprised the senator didn’t start spouting anti-China talking points from the trumpian playbook.

    • @Howard Bueker You can blame China for unleashing the virus…But, it’s impact on the United States is 100% trump.

      The difference?
      We can blame China for the impact on our economy.

      We can blame trump for over 70,000 american deaths.

    • Howard Bueker | May 7, 2020 at 10:01 PM | Reply

      I like your logic Laker fan. You can blame China for unleashing the virus on the US and the world but you assign 0% blame for them doing so. Only a Trump hating liberal could come up with that kind of convoluted logic.

    • @Howard Bueker And, only a red hat rent boy thinks trump is completely absolved of any blame for his incompetence and his lies.

      Also, where in my reply did absolve China of blame?

      Only, a republican half wit could misread such a simple set of statements and spit out a rebuttal that demonstrates both poor reading comprehension and blind obedience to a fool.

    • Howard Bueker | May 8, 2020 at 7:52 AM | Reply

      Where did I say Trump is completely absolved of any blame. All I did was ask a question. Looks like your reading and comprehension skills are brought into question with that statement. You absolved China of any blame by putting 100% of the blame on Trump. At the end of the day you’re going to vote for a guy with Dementia and I’m going to vote for the orange man with my red hat on. I bet I’m the one smiling come November.

    • @Howard Bueker Only those that completely absolve trump are still defending him. Ergo, you.

      I didn’t absolve China for the effects of the virus. I absolve them of over 70,000 deaths due to the incompetent response of the trump administration. The release is on China. So tell me, how much blame did the world assign to us for the Spanish Flu pandemic? Answer: none. Why? Because, only trump and you red hats are constantly screwing things up and then looking for scapegoats.

      Besides, I expect trump to win. The average american is selfish, cruel and really, really dumb. Ergo, you. I don’t vote in the U.S. and I don’t vote for people. I vote, for ideas and policies.

      But, by all means go celebrate your trolling victory by giving your manky ring a nice fingering. I’ll enjoy watching the collapse of the U.S. from my perch abroad.

      I fully expect the States to devolve into another civil war. And, when it comes I doubt you red hat rent boys will get much international support. Because, trump is an absolute laughing stock and generally despised outside of your little right wing bubble.

  19. quit bringing on Trump sycophants who do nothing but defend this failure of a president and who gave him a blank check to do whatever he wanted.

  20. All I kept thinking is that this senator is responsible for the deaths in his state just as the governor is. Because he’s lying.

    • Yep, and then they’ll be forced to shut down again when the deaths spike from this. My elected representatives are idiots 🤦‍♀️

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