A Democratic state representative from Detroit has recovered from coronavirus and she says President Trump is responsible for saving her life.
State Rep. Karen Whitsett says that the drug hydroxychloroquine, highly touted by President Trump, rescued her from the coronavirus.
Whitsett’s husband is an engineer at Detroit Metropolitan Airport and the couple believes that they were exposed to the virus through his job.
Whitsett said she started experiencing shortness of breath, sinus issues, and swollen lymph nodes and tested positive for the virus on Monday.
Despite the mainstream media’s daily attempts to bash the president and his frequent endorsements of the drug, with one MSNBC anchor even suggesting that the president must have some sort of “financial ties” to it, Whitsett decided to give the treatment a try.
Whitsett began taking the drug in combination with antibiotics on March 31 and said she started receiving relief in “less than two hours.”
“It has a lot to do with the president … bringing it up,” Whitsett said in an interview with the Detroit Free Press. “He is the only person who has the power to make it a priority.”
Asked whether she thinks Trump may have saved her life, Whitsett said: “Yes, I do,” and “I do thank him for that.”
While one Democrat is thanking Trump for saving her life, another is apparently after the president’s head, vowing to refer Trump to the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity.”
State Rep. Tavia Galonski tweeted Sunday after President Trump spoke about hydroxychloroquine at his daily press briefing. “I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been to The Hague. I’m making a referral for crimes against humanity tomorrow,” Galonski said. “Today’s press conference was the last straw. I know the need for a prosecution referral when I see one.”
“The Hague is the site of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which boasts 123 state parties. The United States is not one of them. Only member states or non-members who accept the ICC’s jurisdiction can make referrals. Alternatively, the United Nations Security Council can also refer a matter for investigation,” Fox News reported.
The report continued, “Crimes against humanity” is a category of offense that the ICC handles. The court provides a list of crimes that fall under this, including murder, extermination, enslavement, torture, and “other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.”
Galonski appears confident that she has grounds to bring a case against the president, and is calling on attorneys with international experience to reach out and help her.
Galonski tweeted, “I need every lawyer that ever did any work on the international level to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately. When we worked on international custody cases we had a cadre of lawyers working on the case. Suit up!”
Despite there still being many unknowns about the treatment, it has by far been among the most promising and The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for both hydroxycholoroquine and chloroquine, but the EUAs specifically note that these are for “unapproved use” and that “optimal dosing and duration of treatment is unknown.”
President Trump is only concerned with saving lives, while some Democrats remain focused on partisan attacks in which there’s only one loser, the American people.