Although General Powell was vaccinated, he suffered a breakthrough from COVID and died at the age of 84.
Powell’s office announces his death:
Gen. Powell never left the Republican Party, but he did say that the Republican Party left him. Powell will forever be known for his leadership during the first Gulf War under George HW Bush and for ending up in the lie of mass destruction of George W. Bush that tarnished his reputation as Secretary of State before the invasion of Iraq.
In his later years, Genl. Powell gave a powerful endorsement to then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008 and he was a Trump critic and critical of the Republican Party leadership and slipping into Trumpism. Powell endorses Joe Biden in 2020 and was humiliated by the right, but was in many eyes a widely respected older statesman at the time of his passing.
COVID is a treacherous monster, vaccines are safe, breakthrough infections that cause death remain rare, but Powell’s death is a reminder that a person probably decided not to be vaccinated, and their decision eventually went to Genl. . his life.
COVID kills when people take an interest in protecting others.
Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press officer and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate work focuses on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
Awards and professional membership
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association