Legal group demands states end racist COVID-19 treatment policy, threatens lawsuit
The health departments of New York state, Minnesota and Utah face potential lawsuits alleging they discriminate against White people by giving priority to select minorities for scarce COVID-19 treatments, part of a growing backlash nationwide against the race-based policy.
America First Legal, a conservative law group founded by former Trump adviser Stephen Miller, is demanding the states rescind their policies or face legal action for “blatant discrimination.”
“What we are seeing popping up across the country is antithetical to everything we stand for as Americans,” said Gene Hamilton, the group’s general counsel. “And while the allocation of medical treatment based on skin color is not something any American would expect to see in 2022, the American people should understand that this is just another example of the application of ‘equity’ by the woke and radical left.”
In a letter to Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, Mr. Hamilton said the state’s “immoral and racist” policy violates several federal laws, including the Affordable Care Act.