Anti-Vax GOP State Rep Begs For Medication Because He’s Stranded In El Salvador And Sick With Something

The Seattle Times reports

State Sen. Doug Ericksen is stranded in El Salvador after testing positive for COVID-19 there, and he has sought help from fellow Republican lawmakers to send him monoclonal antibody treatments. Ericksen told KIRO radio he was “fighting a bad bout” with the virus. A fierce critic of Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency pandemic orders — including the recent vaccine mandates — Ericksen this year sponsored legislation to protect the rights of people who won’t get vaccinated.

It was unclear Friday why Ericksen visited El Salvador — but it’s not his first visit to that country or others in recent years. Ericksen in 2019 registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as a foreign agent to conduct lobbying work on behalf of the Cambodian government, scoring a $500,000 contract for his new firm. That contract came after Ericksen traveled to Cambodia to observe — and ultimately praise — the country’s widely condemned 2018 elections.

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