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Rep. Gohmert: CDC Shouldn't Blame Nurses on Ebola

By    |   Friday, 17 Oct 2014 12:09 PM

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should not blame the Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola, since the agency had not been clear about what the protocols were for handling the disease, Rep. Louie Gohmert told "Fox & Friends."

"You had the CDC that couldn't even explain what protocol got violated. But, instead of asking forgiveness and explaining they had not gotten protocols where they needed to be, they come out and say, 'Well, this nurse got Ebola because she violated protocol,'" the Texas Republican said Friday.

Nurses Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, who cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, were diagnosed with the disease following Duncan's death Oct. 8. Gohmert said the CDC also deflected blame against Vinson for flying on an airplane when she had a slight fever.

"When the second nurse gets Ebola, they immediately say she shouldn't have been out there flying, failing to tell us that, 'Actually, we're the ones that told her that she could fly,'" he said.

The nurses were "doing the best they can," Gohmert said, especially since the CDC had "never gotten the protocols out."

Gohmert criticized CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and Democrats on Glenn Beck's radio show on Thursday for conducting a war against the nurses in an effort to deflect blame.

"It's a shame that the CDC head, Frieden, is apparently the new commander of the Democrats' war on women nurses, because, good night, they set them up and then they throw them under the bus," Gohmert said on Beck's radio show.

Gohmert told "Fox & Friends" he did not think Frieden should resign for the errors, but questioned why President Barack Obama was not considering a travel ban with the countries in West Africa that had been affected most by the disease, suggesting the administration had an agreement with the "Ebola-infected nations."

"I think there is some deal there. We'll find out about it later. But, this administration has already expedited visas for western Africa. Makes no sense," Gohmert said.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should not blame the Dallas nurses who contracted Ebola, since the agency had not been clear about what the protocols were for handling the disease, Rep. Louie Gohmert told "Fox & Friends.
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