As Coronavirus Cases Increase, Many Republican Lawmakers Endorse Masks and Evidence

WASHINGTON – Many Republicans in Congress are supporting the use of masks and solid evidence as coronavirus cases increase in some Republican-led states, taking a more urgent stance on the issue than President Trump.

The change comes as new coronavirus cases hit a daily record of nearly 40,000 on Thursday, and Republican governors took new steps to stop its spread. On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott demanded that the bars close at noon, except for delivery and takeaways. In Arizona, state policy initially did not require …


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