INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, Todd Rokita jetted off to Sea Island, Georgia to wine and dine at a glitzy fundraiser held by the Republican Attorneys General Association. Of course, Georgia is home to the fifth-highest rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the country and Rokita’s weekend itinerary reads like the CDC’s list of higher-risk activities.
Is it a CDC “higher-risk activity” or Rokita activity?
Being in area that is experiencing high levels of COVID-19 spread? ✅
Going to a large social gathering like a wedding, funeral or party? ✅
Being in crowds – for example, in restaurants, bars, airports bus and train stations? ✅
The CDC advises travelers that participated in higher-risk activities to take “extra precautions to protect others for 14 days” after they arrive including, “staying home as much as possible,” “avoid being around people,” and “consider getting tested for COVID-19.” Naturally, Rokita struggles to even follow the basic requirement of wearing a mask while taking photos with higher-risk Hoosiers.
Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody called on Todd Rokita to cancel all campaign activities and quarantine for two weeks or until he publicly releases a negative COVID-19 test.
“Todd Rokita isn’t above the rules,” said Zody. “By engaging in public, he’s needlessly putting Hoosiers’ lives at risk to advance his political career. It’s selfish and it could be deadly. Rokita needs to follow basic CDC guidance and take a two-week hiatus from the campaign trail.”