The American Independent reports:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked on Monday why he has not called out members of his caucus for their dangerous anti-mask and anti-vaccine rhetoric. The Kentucky Republican said he did not think speaking out against other people was helpful.
“I don’t think it serves any particular purpose to start criticizing others,” told a reporter at a University of Kentucky event. “I think the best thing for me to do is to say how I feel about it and try to encourage those people who care what I think to do the right thing.”
But many members of his Republican caucus have been actively undermining efforts to curb the spread of the virus and have pushed misinformation.
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Several GOP senators have spread anti-mask and anti-vaccine rhetoric AND proposed legislation to undermine COVID-19 safety requirements.
McConnell’s response to his own lack of accountability: “Well, let’s not criticize.” 🙄https://t.co/lFEVZs9Hr3
— The American Independent (@AmerIndependent) August 31, 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on why he won’t call out Republicans downplaying the vaccine and pushing back on mask mandates:
“I don’t think it serves any particular purpose to start criticizing others.” pic.twitter.com/UVbsIyCPsm
— The Recount (@therecount) August 30, 2021