Kinzinger Urges 'Every Leader' in the GOP To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated


Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) is calling on the leaders of the Republican Party to encourage Americans to get vaccinated and to speak out about Republicans stoking fears about the push to get people vaccinated.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked the Illinois Congressman about some of his Republican colleagues’ reactions to President Joe Biden’s call for a door-to-door campaign to encourage people to get vaccinated.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) claimed a door-to-door push to get people vaccinated could lead to a situation where the government “could then go door-to-door and take your guns, they could go door-to-door and take your Bibles.”

“It’s absolute insanity,” Kinzinger responded. “Now what President Biden said, and maybe he could have said it slightly differently, is, ‘We’re willing to come to your house to give you the vaccine.’ At no point was anybody saying they’re going to break down your door and jam a vaccine in your arm despite your protest.”

He continued, “This is outrage politics that is being played by my party, and it’s going to get Americans killed. My party has been hijacked. It is on its way to the ground. And for some people, it’s a fun ride, right? We can put out all this outrageous stuff on Twitter, ‘Yeah, I’m getting all these re-tweets, and everybody knows me, I’m famous. But this plane is going to crash into the ground.”

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“If you are a Republican voter, do not listen to people like Marjorie Taylor Greene. The vaccine is safe. Covid is real. Get vaccinated. Because if you’re going to listen to the outrage — by the way, in March, she’s bragging about Donald Trump creating the vaccine, and now she’s saying basically the vaccine is going to kill you.”

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“I call on Leader McCarthy, I call on every leader in the Republican Party to stand up, say ‘get vaccinated,’ and to call out these garbage politicians. These absolute clown politicians playing on your vaccine fears for their own selfish gain,” he added.

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