Ilhan Omar attacks younger lawmaker, ‘Squad’, to get corona vaccine

Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar criticized younger lawmakers for getting the coronavirus vaccine, which includes the other three members of her “squad,” and said on Twitter that people who need it should be first in line. Among the members of the “troupe” are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York, Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib from Michigan. Omar’s opinion on whether younger legislators should take the vaccine came after a response to a Twitter question from Anand Giridharadas, a publisher at The.Ink, who asked if “our entire political leadership got the vaccine before others because of their age or their importance? ” Omar’s response on Twitter was that “It would make sense if it was age, but unfortunately it is of importance and it is shameful. We are not more important than frontline workers, teachers, etc. who make sacrifices every day. That is why I do not take it. People who need it the most should get it. “

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also weighed in after the implicit criticism and said on Twitter that “The actual answer to your question lies in the National Security Council, this is where the decision was made in accordance with the President’s Political Directive-40. That policy was introduced in 2016 and certain requirements for continuity in the forms of government. “” If it were within the individual to “give” the vaccine to someone else I would do it! But according to these protocols there is a chance that it could only have been stored. this time of misinformation about how it would be armed if leaders refused to take it in droves, she added.

Some senior lawmakers and politicians have already received their COVID-19 vaccinations, such as outgoing Vice President Mike Pence and President-elect Joe Biden.