‘Foolishness!’ Maryland Gov. Blows Off Republican ‘DEI’ Griping Over Bridge Collapse: ‘Frankly Do Not Have Time’ For It

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore dismissed claims by Republicans who say the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last week was in some way partly due to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies.

Some right-wing critics have hurtled attacks at Moore and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott over the bridge’s collapse, claiming that DEI policies were to blame for the tragic incident. The bridge collapsed dramatically last week when a cargo ship crashed into the pillars, leading to the deaths of six people.

In one example of such accusations, Republican Utah State Rep. Phil Lymanwrote on X, formerly Twitter, that “this is what happens when you have Governors who prioritize diversity over the wellbeing and security of citizens.”

Maryland Gov. Moore joined CNN’s Dana Bash for an interview on Sunday’s State of the Union, where he brushed off Lyman’s comments as “foolishness.”