Boy, it’s a good thing the South Dakota Republican Party rejected the recklessness of their Führer and held a virtual convention. If they had gathered in Watertown, they’d all need to quarantine for another week or so after potentially getting coronavirus from Ed Randazzo:
Ed Randazzo chaired the resolutions committee for the state party this year. Seven of those eight resolutions passed last weekend.
Randazzo was unavailable for comment, but according to an email sent out to Pennington County Republicans he was diagnosed with COVID 19 on Wednesday [Lee Strubinger, “Pennington County GOP Convention Attendee Tests Positive for COVID 19,” SDPB, 2020.06.26].
So I guess his pistol was not the only weapon Ed might have been concealing last weekend… and a fat lot of good that pistol did to protect Ed and the 70 (70?!? Really, Pennington County GOP? Do you think public health is a hoax?) Republican delegates who joined him in person from a real threat to their health and lives.
The White House has been lifting coronavirus prevention measures, because, you know, we’re beating the pandemic. But if Randazzo and any of his Black Hills Republican friends got tickets to see Trump at Mount Rushmore next week, you can expect the Secret Service (at least the ones Trump didn’t put in quarantine after the Tulsa debacle) to revoke those tickets immediately.