DC Vote Statement On Republican Attacks on DC Vaccine Mandates

February 8th, 2022

Patrice Snow
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In response to the letter 49 House and Senate Republicans issued vowing to vote against this year’s Congressional appropriations bill unless it defunds the enforcement of DC vaccine mandates, Patrice Snow, the Director of Communications for DC Vote, issued the following statement:

“Here we go again. First of all, the hypocrisy of these 49 House and Senate Republicans wanting to defund the government that keeps Americans alive and healthy during a once-in-a-century pandemic is more than one can bear. Secondly, aren’t those who espouse a conservative view of government always screaming local control is most important because the leaders ‘closest to the ground’ know what’s best for their people? Why are members of Congress who don’t represent the District and purport not to even enjoy coming here for their Congressional service worried about vaccine mandates that have kept DC one of the healthiest places in the nation during COVID? It’s so confusing. Can you imagine if the federal government came to Kentucky or Texas and told them what to do? This is yet another example of why DC and it’s 700,000 citizens need Statehood.”