Jesus Christ. I thought the “we offer to be a control group” bit was bad enough (I mean, given that Las Vegas’s business involves tourists from elsewhere, who will get each other sick and bring the illness back to their communities, it’s pretty much the fucking opposite of a “control group”), but that interview snippet was nuts.
I mean, her whole “I’m from New York, where everyone was in close proximity, and we didn’t die” is like she doesn’t understand there’s a pandemic now, and that’s precisely why New York is so totally fucked right now.
The rest is the standard, completely insane, Republican line, though - we’ll just leave it up to private businesses to safeguard customers - or not, it’s up to them! Maybe a bunch of people will die, but that will weed out the businesses that are unsafe! (Or at least seem to be unsafe to customers, who have no means of determining anything in the absence of government safety guidelines.) It’s kind of brave that she’s sticking with that standard Republican line even in a situation that reveals it for the murderous nonsense that it is. She’s committed! Well, probably stupid rather than brave, but… she still deserves to be committed.