It’s supposed to be a human-rights group, but Amnesty International can’t resist playing rank political games. The latest: an Amnesty USA letter trying to micromanage Team Trump’s coronavirus response.
This week’s missive from Margaret Huang, the group’s executive director, demands the feds “ensure everyone who requests access to testing can receive it” and complains that “those who are marginalized and at greater risk” will be “disproportionately affected.”
As if the White House and everyone else across government haven’t been striving to ramp up testing for weeks now — and as if it weren’t baked-in that higher-risk people will suffer more with health-care systems on the brink of being overwhelmed.
A real human-rights outfit would focus on governments actively denying basic rights in this crisis, not carping about obvious problems. Amnesty still does some good around the world — but it would do far more if it could drop its obsession with a generic left-wing agenda.