Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) speaks on the Ebola crisis. (Getty)
Congressional leaders from both parties voiced skepticism on Friday about the Obama administration’s assurances that federal measures are likely to succeed in protecting the United States, and American soldiers overseas, from further spread of the deadly virus.
Ebola is frightening Americans. We know from past research that when Americans are worried about infectious diseases, they trust medical experts more, and are more likely to temporarily give up civil liberties.