Emails Exposed: Politicizing the Coronavirus Response

The most damning items contained in these emails are the actions taken by this group of state and county officials—including Sen. Dave Arnold, his Chief of Staff Greg Moreland, Rep. Russ Diamond, Rep. Frank Ryan, Lebanon County Commissioners Bill Ames and Robert Phillips, Lebanon County Sheriff Bruce Klingler, Lebanon County D.A. Pier Hess Graf, and Lebanon County Coroner Jeffrey Yocum—which outlines how they sought to undermine public health protections to pursue their own personal political agendas. This discussion also shows that these public officials were concerned about questions regarding their expertise on health care issues related to the pandemic.