Covidiot GOP Rep Files To Halt Ohio’s Vaccine Lottery

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

Five Ohioans who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 are about to win $1 million through a new vaccine lottery program, but a Republican lawmaker wants to call the whole thing off. State Rep. Jena Powell, R-Arcanum, is drafting legislation that would prevent the state from administering any vaccine lottery program. Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans have already signed up for the Vax-A-Million lottery, which will begin May 26 and include five weekly drawings of $1 million prizes.

Powell has been among the harshest critics of DeWine’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, repeatedly characterizing his aggressive steps taken to prevent the virus from spreading as curbing Ohioans’ freedoms. She has blasted attempts to mitigate the pandemic, from masks to social distancing, and spent much of 2020 undercutting the state health department’s messaging — even as the virus raged in her native Darke County.

Read the full article. Powell is also behind Ohio’s anti-trans bills. She appears on clips for Liberty University’s far-right Falkirk Center and on multiple covidiot webcasts. Ohio saw a 28% spike in vaccinations in the first week of the lottery.