Over the weekend, we reported that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had gleefully documented herself getting the COVID-19 vaccine even if she is simply 31, and tens of millions of aged People and frontline staff haven’t been capable of get it but.
Now, this has come again to chew Ocasio-Cortez, as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has known as her out for selfishly getting the vaccine.
Rand Paul Torches AOC
“I used to be requested about getting vaccinated with others in Congress: It’s inappropriate for me – who has already gotten the virus/has immunity – to get in entrance of aged/healthcare staff,” Paul tweeted. “Similar goes for AOC or any younger wholesome individual. They need to be amongst final, not first.”
I used to be requested about getting vaccinated with others in Congress:
It’s inappropriate for me – who has already gotten the virus/has immunity – to get in entrance of aged/healthcare staff.
Similar goes for AOC or any younger wholesome individual. They need to be amongst final, not first.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) December 21, 2020
AOC Discusses Getting Vaccine
In an Instagram Q&A, Ocasio-Cortez addressed questions over why she was getting the vaccine over extra susceptible folks.
“I used to be truly shocked by this too,” she stated, occurring to attribute it to a “nationwide safety coverage.”
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“I used to be anticipating we’re going to get it rather a lot later… With regards to Congress’s entry, it’s on account of one thing [called] continuity of governance planning, which is actually nationwide safety planning,” Ocasio-Cortez added.
“So this truly got here from a nationwide safety coverage and directive to make sure continuity of governance throughout nationwide emergencies,” she stated.
Associated: AOC Movies Herself Receiving Vaccine
AOC explains why she, a 31-year-old congresswoman, obtained a vaccine earlier than extra susceptible populations pic.twitter.com/Tw4IV68uEa
— Hannah Bleau 🌻 (@hannahbleau_) December 21, 2020
Ilhan Omar Slams Politicians Getting Vaccine
Even Ocasio-Cortez’s fellow “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) was appalled at lawmakers getting the vaccine earlier than frontline staff and the aged.
“It could is smart if it was age, however sadly it’s of significance and its shameful,” Omar wrote of why politicians are being given vaccines proper now when others aren’t.
“We’re not extra essential then frontline staff, lecturers and many others. who’re making sacrifices on a regular basis. Which is why I received’t take it,” she added. “Individuals who want it most, ought to get it. Full cease.”
It could is smart if it was age, however sadly it’s of significance and its shameful.
We’re not extra essential then frontline staff, lecturers and many others. who’re making sacrifices on a regular basis.
Which is why I received’t take it.
Individuals who want it most, ought to get it.
Full cease. https://t.co/JQgMftm5wX
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 20, 2020
Paul Doubles Down
Paul spoke out over the weekend to assault leaders who’ve been utilizing the coronavirus to exert extra management over folks. The Kentucky senator particularly mentioned masks mandates, saying that they’re “are all about submission.”
“It’s all about submission. They need you to undergo their will, whether or not there’s any science. In reality, like on faculties, I’ve been telling Fauci for six months, the proof is that in case you open faculties, you’ll not get a surge,” he defined. “The entire world accepts it, aside from Dr. Fauci. He lastly accepted it final week, six months after I began displaying him the proof.”
This piece was written by James Samson on December 23, 2020. It initially appeared in LifeZette and is utilized by permission.
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