On Saturday, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) shamed some of his fellow Republicans for their outrage over door-to-door efforts to bring information to Americans about vaccines against COVID-19. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) recently went so far that she compared those conducting this door-to-door outreach work to the Nazi-era thugs known as “brown shirts,” but the Republican furor is just ridiculous. People go door-to-door all the time, for various reasons. Pretending like door-to-door operations are some kind of harbinger of the downfall of America — or whatever — is just recklessly ignorant.
As Kinzinger put it:
‘Republican Outrage of the week- “door to door” vaccines. OH NO. All these “tough guy” politicians pretending this is a real threat, all do door to door campaigning. It’s so nice to live so comfortably that this is what consumes us and not real problems. Get vaccinated.’
Republican Outrage of the week- “door to door” vaccines. OH NO. All these “tough guy” politicians pretending this is a real threat, all do door to door campaigning. It’s so nice to live so comfortably that this is what consumes us and not real problems. Get vaccinated
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) July 10, 2021
There’s probably little if anything that could lead the Republicans outraged over door-to-door outreach to get real. After all, among these furious Republicans are those who have promoted the ludicrous conspiracy theory that last year’s presidential election was rigged. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), one of the most high-profile opponents of the door-to-door outreach, hasn’t even gotten basic facts consistently right regarding the situation, so why should she be taken seriously? Recently, she ranted that Americans “don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations,” but nobody who would be showing up at Americans’ doors has or will have the power to “order vaccinations.” She’s just incorrect. Clearly, sticking closely by the relevant facts isn’t exactly a high priority for these Republicans in the first place.
Recently, White House press secretary Jen Psaki provided an expert rebuttal to the Republicans who have complained about the door-to-door outreach regarding COVID-19 vaccinations. As she put it, the “failure to provide accurate public health information, including the efficacy of vaccines, and the accessibility of them, to people across the country… is literally killing people. So maybe they should consider that.” Watch those comments below:
Jen Psaki calls out Republicans for killing Americans with disinformation about the coronavirus vaccine. pic.twitter.com/hsaLzZWr3a
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 9, 2021