With North Dakotans Dying Daily, Bastiat Caucus Members Continue to Resist Masking Rules for Legislative Meeting

State Rep. Dan Ruby (R-Minot), pictured here at a District 38 NDGOP event in 2019. (photo via Facebook)

MINOT, N.D. — Yesterday, Nov. 10, some 30 North Dakotans died with COVID-19, bringing our state’s total since the pandemic began to 674.

I haven’t seen the numbers yet for today, Nov. 11, but I think we can count on them bringing news of more death.

Our hospitals are overwhelmed. Yesterday Gov. Doug Burgum said they are at 100% capacity. Things are so bad, Burgum’s administration has amended a previous executive order to “allow health care workers with asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 to continue working in hospitals’ COVID-19 units.”

That’s what is going on out here in the real world.

In the Bastiat Caucus, which is a group of Republican lawmakers who seem to operate in some alternate plane of reality, they’re still fighting against masking, and accusing those critical of their stance of shaming.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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