CNN Commentator: “GOP’s Reluctance To Push Vaccines Is Literally Shrinking The Base”

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Republicans are literally shrinking their own voter base by “refusing to help push life-saving vaccines,” CNN’s SE Cupp argued on Wednesday, even as GOP voters remain reluctant in states where COVID infection rates are rising.

“While Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been saying for months that people should get vaccinated, his Republican colleague Rand Paul — a doctor — has said he won’t get the vaccine because he already had COVID,” Cupp noted.

Meanwhile, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise got his vaccine just this weekend, and “Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan is fundraising off of fear,” she said, by “promising Democrats want to send out door-to-door vaccine inspectors.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) “was briefly suspended from Twitter for sharing vaccine misinformation,” Cupp said, and when asked by a reporter if she had been vaccinated responded that the “question violated her HIPAA rights.”

“Narrator’s voice: No it didn’t,” Cupp added.

She later noted: “That there is a divide in the Republican Party over whether to get vaccinated against COVID and whether to tell millions of Republican voters to consider doing the same is such a sad commentary on the state of Republican politics today.”

The vaccine is life-saving, safe and effective, Cupp noted. And it is the ticket for America to return to some semblance of normal life. 

“Ultimately, Republicans are doing more to shrink their base than to grow it, in more ways than one,” she concluded. “It’s bad politics, but also it’s just plain bad.”

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