KC Star Refuses to Endorse Among “Disappointing” Primary Candidates in KS SENATE Race
Key passages from the KC Star Editorial Board:
On Roger Marshall:
“But his short service in Congress has been disappointing. He’s a doctor, yet gives the president undeserved high marks for the nation’s disastrous response to COVID-19.
As medical experts have implored Americans to wear masks and socially distance, Marshall has hit the campaign trail bare-faced, shaking hands and holding indoor gatherings.
He has also admitted taking hydroxychloroquine, the potentially dangerous drug that medical experts say isn’t effective in treating COVID-19. “I’m relieved President Trump is taking it,” Marshall said in May.
The congressman has made much of his opposition to the Affordable Care Act, which is now a decade old. When we pointed out that the GOP still lacks a firm alternative to the ACA — which is now under siege in federal court — Marshall erupted. “That’s fake news,” he told us.
He’s wrong. The lack of a Republican replacement for the Affordable Care Act continues to threaten Kansans, particularly those with pre-existing conditions. A Senator Marshall, aligned with other Republicans, would do nothing to protect them.
Marshall first won his House seat by promising to focus on agriculture. Yet when President Donald Trump imposed crushing tariffs on imported goods, prompting other nations to retaliate, the congressman was powerless to protect Kansas farmers. Another whiff.”