Kentucky senator Rand Paul delivered a righteous polemic on the Senate floor on Thursday in opposition to coronavirus restrictions, railing against vaccine and mask mandates for young, healthy people.
“It is the height of—the height of malpractice to subject young people to the greater risk of vaccination simply to satisfy mandates designed to protect bureaucrats from accountability. I’m told that the Democrats will object to this today. The Democrats will stand up and say they know better than your parents,” Paul said.
“The Democrats will say they know better than these kids’ doctors. By golly, you want to be on the Senate floor, you have to have three vaccines. Guess what, I’ve got zero. I’m standing right here, zero vaccines.”
Paul elaborated on his personal experience with the virus, stating, “I had Covid in the first month of the disease. I likely would have gotten vaccinated, but I got the disease early on. Then all the evidence pointed towards immunity being gained from having the disease, so—being gained from having the disease. We recommended our elderly in-laws get the vaccine. The thing is, we made that choice. Here I sit without a vaccine.”
Additionally, Paul criticized mask mandates, especially after Rosemary Hills Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland, imposed one for certain students due to the presence of COVID-19 cases. This mandate was communicated to parents through a letter.
“I won’t wear a mask because they don’t work either, yet then we’re telling them—in a month, are we putting them back in masks? The Democrats want everybody in masks,” Paul asserted. “They want the hysteria to return. Why? They don’t think any of us are smart enough to make our own decisions. They want to make the decision for us. The common man be damned, the working class be damned… Americans be damned.”
Paul’s resolution aimed to end vaccine and mask mandates for Senate pages. However, Democratic Senator Ben Cardin of the excellent state of Maryland objected to this resolution, as reported by the Washington Examiner.
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