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Despite calls nationally and here in the state of Iowa to put aside partisan bickering during the Coronavirus outbreak, Sen. Claire Celsi (D-West Des Moines) was unable to resist at a time when our nation is in a declared state of emergency.

Celsi tweeted the following:

“Republicans care more about businesses than people-in case you were wondering,” she said.

It’s hard to understand the purpose of Celsi’s tweet. Considering in 2019, Celsi essentially called for a boycott of Wells Blue Bunny and HyVee, two major Iowa businesses, Celsi could stand to care a little bit more about Iowa businesses.

Regardless, is the fact that Iowa officials met with business leaders about preventing the spread of Coronavirus really a sign they care more about businesses than people? How?

I mean, who owns these businesses? People.

Who works at these businesses? People.

Who shops at these businesses? People.

This tweet is par for the course for Celsi. But one would hope even she would recognize the timing isn’t right.