During the ebola crisis, Republicans — and perhaps especially Fox News — excoriated Obama for not doing enough to protect Americans, even though he was doing exactly what the scientists recommended. As it turned out, the Far right simply made a fool of itself once again with their childish exploitation of a problem.
Now we have a zika virus problem. For nearly a year, the scientists have been calling for more government action immediately. Once again the Republicans prefer ignorance and shameful political games. Obama asked for nearly two billion dollars in February but Congress failed to take action. The Republicans, always on the lookout for ways to manipulate their way to winning arguments that cannot stand on their own, proposed bundling a number of measures they favor (e.g. defunding Planned Parenthood, reducing environmental regulations) with the zika bill.
And they have the gall to blame the Democrats for not letting themselves be manipulated. I am so ashamed of the Republican party and its new level of anti-American vitriol. The Republican party deserves donald trump but America does not.