We’ll just say it. Republican Eric Esshaki of Birmingham, who was running in the general election to replace Democratic Congresswoman Haley Stevens to represent Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clawson, western Oakland County and parts of western Wayne County, really should know better. He’s been on TV stating he understands health care, while pushing to repeal the Affordable Care Act. He’s a registered nurse, before he became an attorney. We’re in the midst of a pandemic. So, how to best explain Esshaki being photographed – repeatedly, at several different events, both in metro Detroit and at a fundraiser in California – not wearing a mask? He’s been spotted with National Republican Party Chair Ronna (‘don’t call me Romney’) McDaniel, not wearing a mask at a Trump rally right before her positive diagnosis; at a rally in Novi embracing prodigal son Eric Trump, not wearing a mask; and raising money at an indoor event in California, with fellow Oakland County residents former state Rep. Klint Kesto (R-Commerce Township), who ran for county commissioner and media consultant Derek Dickow, as well as former GOP Congressman Darrel Issa. Hope that sip of kool aid was worth it.