“People do not want the federal government to come in and mandate masks or mandate vaccines or to mandate lockdowns. But here’s what we have to realize. The left likes lockdowns because it gives them control.
“They would like to have a permanent pandemic. They would like to keep you in that state, so you’re dependent on them. You look at the bills and things that are coming through us.
“What are they trying to do? Make people dependent on the federal government by taking more money out of your pocket, having it go to Washington, D.C., go to programs that will have outlived their usefulness by the time our kids and grandkids have to start paying this bill.
“That’s what they like.” – GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn, speaking on a right wing radio show hosted by Trump cultist Buck Sexton.