I have seen a lot of ways to grab headlines in my day, but this one truly takes the cake.
Ohio State Rep. Tavia Galonsky stated that she is about to refer President Donald Trump for “crimes against humanity” for pushing hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the coronavirus…
I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow. Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one. https://t.co/XQin24gqY4
— Rep. Tavia Galonski (@RepGalonski) April 6, 2020
Crimes Against Humanity
The Hague is where the International Criminal Court (ICC) is located.
Currently, 123 state parties belong to the Hague, but the United States is not one of them.
The only way the ICC has jurisdiction is if charges are filed by member states, so her threat here is ridiculous and uneducated, but that is far from the point here.
The fact is she is going off due to no other reason than to join the Democrat narrative against President Trump.
Trump is not a doctor; he cannot prescribe this medication.
Having said that, doctors are currently using this drug in trials and we have seen numerous reports that these trials are seeing success.
No, the drug is not an approved treatment for the CV-19 virus by the FDA yet, but it is showing promise.
Along with those successful reports, there have also been reports of side effects and cases where they were was no impact at all on the patient.
When Dr. Fauci recently interviewed on “Face the Nation,” he stated that the drug is “at best, suggestive.”
Until the early trials are completed, we have no way of knowing if this drug is truly a treatment or only working on select cases.
Because it is an existing drug, Trump wants doctors to use it because they already know its side effects and it has been on the market for some time.
This surely does not constitute “crimes against humanity.”
The sad thing here is that fearmongering like this by Democrats is only going to cause more problems.
Imagine being a patient suffering from CV-19 and the doctor has decided to use hydroxychloroquine as a treatment because he or she has seen significant success in his or her cases.
What type of fear then comes over that patient due to claims such as those by Rep. Galonski?
I will be the first to admit Trump should chill out on pushing this drug at every press conference until the trials are complete, but that does not make him guilty of anything other than being optimistic.
Source: Fox News
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