The Republican Governors (in most cases, Mayors have been fighting their Republican Governors to maintain mask mandates and social distancing, see Florida, Texas, et al) aligned themselves with Trump's desire to "open up the country" at all costs to help his re-election prospects.
When you look at who the victims of COVID are, and who have gone relatively unscatched, you see the race/class divide in stark terms - the DPA is used to force meatpacking workers back into unsafe conditions or starve, while upper middle class workers work at home and have suffered little economic loss. Service workers lose their jobs or are forced to be exposed to COVIDiots who won't wear masks.
The reason I detest McConnell, Gringrich, DeLay, etc. is two-fold, one is they've destroyed our political system by making winning at all costs their mantra, two is their primary allegiance is to the Republican Oligarchs (Koch brothers the leaders in marshaling dark money) whose agenda is simple, slash taxes, government spending and the safety net, including rational regulation, so they can make more money and amass more power at the expense of the rest of the nation. The result has been low economic growth (check the growth in productivity), decaying infrastructure, stagnant wages, decline in public services, a lack of comity in public life. By running against government (instead of working to improve it, which was the traditional Republican agenda), they've weakened the country at every level.
They are not conservatives, they are reactionaries and "I got mine" libertarians - conservatives want to conserve the nation's institutions and are skeptical but not opposed to change, reactionaries want to go back to an "imaginary past."