Grammatically challenged Rep. Ilhan Omar called it “shameful” that young, healthy lawmakers — such as fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine before American seniors and frontline workers.
The Minnesota congresswoman has joined a growing number of lawmakers who have vowed not to take the miracle Pfizer drug out of concerns they are jumping the line.
“It’s now clear that we don’t have enough vaccines for everyone and there is a shortage of supply, we have to prioritize those who need it most,” Omar wrote on Sunday.
“That’s why it’s disturbing to see members be 1st to get the vaccine while most frontline workers, elderly and infirm in our districts, wait.”
The congresswoman’s father died due to complications from COVID-19 in June.
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Ilhan Omar’s tweet appears to be a clear shot at lawmakers like her fellow progressive AOC (D-NY), who recorded herself receiving the vaccine live on Instagram on Friday and encouraged her millions of followers to ask questions.
In a follow-up tweet, Omar said it was “shameful” that lawmakers were receiving the vaccine, not because of their age, but their importance.
But what’s truly “shameful” is the number of grammatical errors in just one Ilhan Omar tweet.
“It would makes sense if it was age, but unfortunately it’s of importance and its shameful,”
“We are not more important then frontline workers, teachers etc. who are making sacrifices everyday. Which is why I won’t take it. People who need it most, should get it. Full stop.”
It would makes sense if it was age, but unfortunately it’s of importance and its shameful.
We are not more important then frontline workers, teachers etc. who are making sacrifices everyday.
Which is why I won’t take it.
People who need it most, should get it.
Full stop. https://t.co/JQgMftm5wX
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 20, 2020
On Monday morning, former Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tulsi Gabbard also blasted lawmakers for taking the coronavirus vaccine before American seniors — and declared she wouldn’t receive the vaccine until the elderly could.
“I planned to take the vaccine but will now stand in solidarity with our seniors by not doing so until they can. I urge my colleagues in Congress who are under the age of 65 and healthy to join me,” she said in a Twitter video.
I’m with you Tulsi! https://t.co/U9JccxvLDW
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) December 21, 2020
Officials in the White House, Congress, and judiciary were given priority for vaccination earlier this month under continuity of government planning set in place by President Dwight Eisenhower to ensure the US government can continue functioning under a broad range of circumstances.
GOP Congresswoman-elect Nancy Mace of South Carolina also said it was wrong for lawmakers to be receiving the vaccine.
“Congress shouldn’t be putting themselves first in line for the COVID-19 vaccination when the average American can’t get it,” she wrote on Twitter.
“For as long as the vaccines are limited, we should prioritize healthcare and frontline workers, and every person at greater risk, especially the elderly.”
“I’ll wait my turn in line with the rest of my constituents when the vaccine becomes available to the rest of us. And yes, I will get it,” she added.
I’ve had COVID already, and know I t is a serious illness. I want to help make sure others don’t get it, esp those who are most vulnerable.
I’ll wait my turn in line with the rest of my constituents when the vaccine becomes available to the rest of us. And yes, I will get it.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) December 21, 2020