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Glenn Youngkin’s Running Mate Refuses to Say Whether or Not She’s Been Vaccinated for COVID

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Glenn Youngkin is continuing to run a campaign for governor that’s against the life-saving science that will put an end to the pandemic. Today, Youngkin’s radical anti-vaxx platform reached a new level when in an interview with CNN, his running mate, Winsome Sears, refused to say whether or not she had received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Instead of advocating for people to get the safe and effective shot, Sears resorted to fearmongering and spreading anti-vaxx rhetoric, saying that asking for vaccination status is a “slippery slope.” 

This is just the latest in Youngkin’s anti-vaccine platform that just keeps getting more and more extreme. He previously encouraged students to get exceptions to avoid COVID-19 vaccine mandates, and he’s against all forms of COVID-19 vaccine requirements — even for child care workers, teachers, and health care workers. In the most recent gubernatorial debate, Youngkin even stated he was against requiring the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, a vaccine that has been mandatory for students across Virginia for four decades.

“It is absolutely unacceptable that Glenn Youngkin’s running mate for lieutenant governor is refusing to say if she’s been vaccinated for COVID-19, when the vaccine is the clearest solution to putting this pandemic behind us once and for all,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “The virus has caused enough devastation; it’s hurt too many families, and it’s cost too many lives. Glenn Youngkin continues to prove again and again that he’d rather keep on spreading lies and misinformation to pander to Trumpism than look out for Virginians.”