When Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky sees some nonsense going on, he isn’t afraid to tell you about it.
So when Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra recently mocked coronavirus survivors, Paul wasn’t going to let him get away with it.
Becerra’s exact crime was referring to COVID survivors that refuse to get the vaccine because of natural immunity as “flat-earthers” who “choose to peddle fiction.”
Paul asked Becerra if he knew about the recent study that had determined vaccinated people are “actually seven times more likely to get infected with COVID than the people who had gotten COVID naturally.”
Of course, Becerra had not, and that’s when Paul let loose:
“I think you might want to be if you’re going to travel the country insulting the millions of Americans, including NBA star Jonathan Isaac, who have had COVID, recovered, look at a study with 2.5 million people, and say, well, you know what, it looks like my immunity is as good as a vaccine or not. In a free country, maybe ought to be able to make that decision.”
Paul then asked Becerra if he was a medical doctor. The humiliated man admitted he was not, which pushed Paul even further.
“You’re not a medical doctor. Do you have a science degree? And yet you travel the country, calling people ‘flat earthers’ who have had COVID, looked at studies of millions of people and made their own personal decision, that their immunity they naturally acquired is sufficient. You alone are on high and you’ve made these decisions. A lawyer with no scientific background, no medical degree,” Paul said, describing Becerra as “arrogance coupled with an authoritarianism that is unseemly and un-American.”
“I’ve worked over 30 years on health policy,” Becerra said.
We know. THAT’S THE PROBLEM.
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