Lee County, Florida, Republican Party Passes Resolution To Ban Covid-19 Vaccines
Bruce Y. Lee,
Yes, you heard that correctly. Based on a majority vote, the Party has passed a so-called “Ban the jab” resolution that will now go to the desk of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for his consideration. And why does the Party want such a ban? Well, an article for WINK News by Michael Hudak and Taylor Wirtz quoted Joe Sansone, the guy who drafted the resolution, as saying, “The Lee County Republican Party is going to be on the vanguard of this campaign to stop the genocide because we have foreign non-governmental entities that are unleashing biological weapons on the American people.”
Stop the genocide? Foreign non-governmental entities unleashing biological weapons? Holy space-laser-operating-lizard-
The WINK article also included another quote from Sansone that really seemed to embrace some conspiracy theory claims: “If you got this shot, you go home and hug your pregnant wife—she can have a miscarriage through skin contact.” Wait, so now, you’ve got to start worrying about hugging people who have gotten Covid-19 vaccines? How exactly is that supposed to work scientifically? Did Sansone provide any peer-reviewed scientific studies to support his assertion? Most likely not, because good luck trying to find any peer-reviewed scientific studies to support such an assertion.
So, let’s get this straight. The Lee County Republican Party resolution is not just about resisting Covid-19 vaccine requirements. This is not just about refusing to get vaccinated themselves. No, members of the Lee County Republican Party want the State Government to prevent everyone else from getting Covid-19 vaccines. Apparently, they want the State Government to restrict the people’s choice and freedom to get a vaccine that’s been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the U.S, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Talk about overreach.
Now this doesn’t necessarily mean that every member of the Lee County Republican Party agreed with this opinion and resolution. Surely, not every member believed that Covid-19 vaccines are biological weapons being unleashed for genocidal purposes, right? Isn’t that correct? Nevertheless, it did mean that the majority of the Party were aligned with Sansone’s beliefs in some way. It also meant that not enough members decided to put their feet down and say, “Hold on a second. Is this what we really want to stand for right now?” Tara Jenner, the vice chair of the Lee County Republican Party, indicated that “The Executive Board executes what the people determine,” in the following news segment on WINK, which, by the way, is an CBS-affiliate in Southwestern Florida: