Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress two years ago as socialist revolutionaries and members of the “Squad.”
But now all hell is breaking loose.
And that’s because Ilhan Omar turned on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with this betrayal no one saw coming.
The Trump administration is rolling out multiple coronavirus vaccines as part of Operation Warp Speed.
Members of Congress were given the vaccine as part of a continuity of government plan.
“It’s now clear that we don’t have enough vaccines for everybody and there is a shortage of supply, we have to prioritize those who need it most,” Omar posted on social media. “That’s why it’s disturbing to see members be first to get vaccine while most frontline workers, elderly and infirm in our districts, wait.”
A bubbly Ocasio-Cortez caused a massive stir when she posted videos of doctors injecting her with the vaccine to her social media accounts.
Many were outraged that young and healthy members of Congress jumped the line to receive the vaccine before the most at-risk Americans could get the first of two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccines.
The concern about members of Congress receiving the vaccine before the public was bi-partisan as Kentucky Senator Rand Paul agreed with Omar that it was absurd that a healthy 31-year-old member of Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received priority.
“I think it would be unconscionable for somebody who’s had it to get in front of somebody who hasn’t had it to take a vaccine,” Senator Paul explained to a group of reporters. “I think it’s unconscionable for AOC, who’s 30 years old, to be smiling gleefully and getting the vaccine when you got 85-year-old people in nursing homes who haven’t gotten it.”
Paul expanded on that line of attack in a subsequent post on Twitter saying that since he already contracted coronavirus and is now immune, he would wait to take the vaccine.
“I was asked about getting vaccinated with others in Congress: It is inappropriate for me – who has already gotten the virus/has immunity – to get in front of elderly/healthcare workers,” Paul explained. “Same goes for AOC or any young healthy person. They should be among last, not first.”
Members of Congress having access to the vaccine is a tricky issue.
Some believe they should take the vaccine first and in public to build confidence in its safety and effectiveness.
Others contend that by getting the vaccine first they are flaunting their special privilege to gain access to a potentially lifesaving treatment ahead of at-risk Americans.
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