The Republican Party treats vaccines in a very strange way. You obviously want Donald Trump to get full credit for creating the shot. At the same time, many GOP voters refuse to be vaccinated.
Most officials and media outlets who urged vaccine hesitation got their chance. But this has become an extreme culture war issue for the GOP.
Even as the delta variant rises in red states with low Vax rates, people continue to fight the shot. And they seem proud of their demeanor.
During a recent political event, Marjorie Taylor Greene remarked: “[Alabama] could be one of the least vaccinated states in the nation. ”The crowd cheered after making the remarks.
MP Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests that gun owners kill people to promote vaccination: “… in the south we love all of our second amendment rights. And we don’t really care about strangers showing up at our door, are we? They may not like the reception they get. ”Https://t.co/9KGZWD3ujd
Today Dr. Scott Harris, Alabama health officer, told reporters: “These numbers (hospital stays) are increasing. We were told from the hospitals that practically all of these patients are unvaccinated patients. “
During the same speech, Taylor Greene also said:
“Well, Joe Biden wants to talk to you guys. He’s going to send one of his police-state friends to your door to knock on your door. What they don’t know is that we in the South love all of our second amendment rights. And we don’t really care about strangers showing up at our door, are we? They may not like the reception they get. “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.