Ilhan Omar attacks younger MPs for receiving crown vaccine

Democratic Party Congresswoman Ilhan Omar criticized younger lawmakers for the coronavirus vaccination, which includes three other members of her “Team,” saying on Twitter that people in need of it should be first in line. Team members include Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. Omar’s opinion on whether younger lawmakers should get the vaccine came in response to a question on Twitter from Anand Giridharadas, editor at The.Ink, who asked whether “our entire top political leadership receiving the vaccine in front of others because of their age or importance? ” Omar’s response on Twitter was that “It would make sense if it were age, but unfortunately it is important and shameful. We are no more important than front-line workers, teachers, etc. who make sacrifices every day. That’s why I won’t take it.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also responded to the implicit criticism, saying on Twitter that “The actual answer to your question is in the National Security Council, where that decision was made in accordance with the Presidential Policy Directive.” 40. was implemented in 2016 and set out certain requirements for continuity of governance. “” If it were in the individual power to “give” the vaccine to someone else, I would do it! There is also a real risk in this era of misinformation about how he would be armed if leaders refused to take it en masse, “she added.

Some senior MPs and politicians have already received COVID-19 vaccinations, such as outgoing Vice President Mike Pence and President-elect Joe Biden.