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Anti-masker mocks fellow Republican for testing positive for coronavirus

'I thought masks worked?'

Aug 6, 2020, 3:32 pm

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Eilish O'Sullivan 

Eilish O'Sullivan

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that he tested positive for the coronavirus. Ohio State Rep. Nino Vitale, a fellow Republican and vocal anti-masker, wasted no time mocking DeWine’s diagnosis.

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Vitale, who has in the past criticized DeWine for ordering Ohioans to wear masks, responded to the diagnosis on Facebook.

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“While I certainly wish no ill will nor poor health on the governor, I think the question must be asked,” Vitale wrote. “Has he not been wearing his mask, or do masks not stop the spread?”

The post is accompanied by a photo of DeWine wearing a mask and text that reads, “DeWine Tests Positive! I thought masks worked?”

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced Thursday.DeWine took a test as part…

Posted by Rep. Nino Vitale on Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Vitale has previously said that he refuses to wear a mask because God wouldn’t approve. After DeWine made masks mandatory for residents in seven Ohio counties, Vitale even urged the public to stop wearing them and “NEVER GET TESTED” for COVID-19.

DeWine tweeted that while he is not experiencing symptoms, he was slated to meet with President Donald Trump in Cleveland and got tested as part of the “standard protocol” to do so.

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*First Published: Aug 6, 2020, 3:32 pm