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Senator Criticizes Fellow Lawmakers’ Ebola ‘Scare Tactics’

Senator Tom Carper of Delaware.

Senator Tom Carper of Delaware.

Photograph by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee criticized some fellow members of Congress for using political “scare tactics” over the spread of the deadly Ebola virus to the U.S.

“Some of my colleagues have been shameful in the way, frankly, they’ve manipulated this for purposes that I think we can all understand,” Senator Tom Carper, a Delaware Democrat, said at a Bloomberg News event today in New York. “The way people have just been playing the scare tactics is just, I think, shameful.”