Kelly on Gov. Wolf’s Nonsensical Lockdown, Hydroxychloroquine, & Reopening America on ABC’s ‘The View’

May 19, 2020 Issues: Health Care

Washington, D.C. - During an interview on ABC’s “The View,” U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) criticized Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s continued economic lockdown, discussed how his COVID-19 recovery was impacted by Hydroxychloroquine, and explained how a one-size-fits-all approach to reopening America ignores the different challenges faced by America’s varied communities.

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Key Quotes

On Being Prescribed Hydroxychloroquine

"I did take Hydroxychloroquine. I took it very early. My doctor prescribed it for me and I got through the coronavirus."

"I can’t say definitely if that’s what cured me, but I can say definitively that I took it and I can say that I went through a period of time that I was sick. I came out of it within about 9 days and self-quarantined another month on top of that."

"Go to the doctors that you have faith in, listen to what they say. If your doctor says don’t take it, then don’t take it. My doctor thought you know what, we have something that could possibly work and we’re going to give it to you."

On Getting America Back to Work

"I really have great faith in the American people. I think we’re very smart. I think once we’re aware of the dangers then we can work within those parameters."

"There’s a Constitution that really does allow us to do certain things and really gives us great privileges that no place else in the world question was always do you really believe that this is a nanny state, that people on their own can’t determine to work within the guidelines?"

"At what point do we trust the American people to be not only be safe, but smart, and do the right things for the right reasons? I think it comes down to basic Constitutional values."