Former candidate for democratic presidency Rep. Tulsi Gabbard fired young members of Congress for getting the coronavirus vaccine before American seniors – and said he would not receive the vaccine until the elderly could.
The Hawaiian congresswoman made the remarks in a tweet Monday morning, while members of Congress receive the drug Pfizer as part of a “governance continuity” plan, throwing them in front of the line before high-risk seniors and other first-time workers. line.
On Friday, New York representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx) registered to receive the vaccine live on Instagram and encouraged millions of followers to ask questions.
“The heartless, arrogant and lawless CDC bureaucrats have decided that the lives of older Americans don’t matter,” Gabbard said.
“For months, the CDC has been telling us that the elderly are the most vulnerable. But now she recommends that 100 million so-called essential workers, which means that healthy people working in everything from liquor stores to phone companies, can get the vaccine before our grandparents can, ”she continued. .
“That members of Congress, like me, can get the vaccine before at-risk seniors,” she said, opposing what she called an “immoral and bad health policy.”
Gabbard, 39, announced he was boycotting the vaccine until the most vulnerable received it and encouraged other young members of Congress to do the same.
“I planned to get the vaccine, but now I will be in solidarity with our elderly, without doing this until they can. I urge my colleagues in Congress who are under the age of 65 and are healthy to join me. “
Florida Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, 38, redistributed Gabbard, adding“I’m with you Tulsi!”
The Food and Drug Administration approved the COVID-19 blow of Modern on Saturday, supporting the national immunization effort.
But there are fears that many Americans who need drugs the most are missing, and hundreds of nursing homes in New Jersey are still waiting because officials there were overwhelmed by the documents.
President-elect Joe Biden, 78, will be shot with his wife Jill Biden on Monday.
President Trump has pledged to receive the vaccine, but aides say he may have immunity after surviving the virus in October and does not want to cross the line.