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After Claiming To Be Perplexed By COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, McConnell Was Hit With Some Hard Truths.
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After Claiming To Be Perplexed By COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, McConnell Was Hit With Some Hard Truths.


On Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a harsh reality check after claiming he was perplexed by people who refused to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m perplexed by some people’s reluctance to get vaccinated, completely perplexed,” McConnell told reporters, according to CNN’s Ana Cabrera, as vaccination rates in the United States slow.

Sen. McConnell: "I'm totally perplexed by some people's reluctance to get vaccinated." — Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) July 8, 2021

Critics suggested McConnell examine his own party, whose members have routinely downplayed the threat of the virus, which has now killed at least 4 million people worldwide, for months.

In the United States, over 600,000 people have died.

Twitter users also blamed Fox News, whose personalities have repeatedly cast doubt on the shots in recent months:

Nothing about it is perplexing when you consider all of the nonsense about vaccines being peddled by the GOP's favorite TV network (Fox), talk radio pundits, and other right-wing influencers. https://t.co/WqRacPW99V — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 8, 2021

Hmmm, I wonder if it had anything to do with Republicans downplaying Covid, passing laws prohibiting Covid passports for the vaccinated, and their general idiocy on the deadly pandemic (which they claimed was no worse than the flu)? — Jana Lynne Sanchez (@thejanasanchez) July 8, 2021

Maybe he can talk to Murdoch and Tucker? — Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) July 8, 2021

Isn't that perplexing? pic.twitter.com/D8jP6Im0Z8 — Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) July 8, 2021

Talk to your @GOP people. They're scaring the hell out of people. Go on FOX and tell their talking heads to cut the nonsense — xxxJDxxx (@xxxJDxxx3) July 8, 2021

https://t.co/Pwu3Twzk0f — Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) July 8, 2021

Nothing to be confused about Fox News, former President Trump, and Republican Party leaders at the state and local levels ran a year-long campaign ignoring credible threats, downplaying the virus, and admonishing masks and social distancing. That's how we got here https://t.co/CT9nLJtXTj — Ameshia Cross (@AmeshiaCross) July 8, 2021

Perhaps he should look at the nonsense being spread by his own Senate GOP caucus to figure it out. https://t.co/l8r89ncYwg — Emily C. Singer (@CahnEmily) July 8, 2021

I guess it's just one of life's mysteries @LeaderMcConnell https://t.co/kQU0ftlrCv pic.twitter.com/EaPfWFU4WS

But I'm not going to do anything about it except be puzzled. — Sean OFarrell (@skofarrell) July 8, 2021

Why doesn't he call out Fox News, specifically Tucker Carlson, for spreading vaccine lies and causing viewers to question the safety and efficacy of vaccines? 99.2% of the 10,000+ Americans who died from Covid in June were not vaccinated. — Jeffrey Levy (@jeffreymlevy) July 8, 2021

He should realize that, while urging people to get the vaccine, he is also supporting those who claim that everything is a hoax and a lie. — Justin Cordero (@JustimusPrime1) July 8, 2021

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