Conservative Icon Breaks Down Blue State Lockdowns

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro argued Tuesday that California and other blue states’ coronavirus-related responses are being driven by politics.

In an appearance on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, Shapiro noted that one of the aspects that is really fascinating to him is to examine the reactions of purple states versus blue and red states.

“So, the red states tend to be looking at opening. A lot of the blue states like California are staying closed to the point where Gavin Newsom was sending helicopters to Huntington Beach telling people to socially distance,” he laughed. “And, the beaches were completely empty — which is over the top.”

“But, what’s really interesting — and the media aren’t really talking about as much — are the purple states, right?” Shapiro asked. “Jared Polis in Colorado is opening up. Tim Walz in Minnesota is opening up. The…governor of Maine is opening up. Steve Bullock in Montana, who is a blue Democrat in a red state, is opening up.”

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