Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie snaps at a reporter who asks if he's vaccinated
That's none of your business!' Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie snaps at a reporter who asks if he's vaccinated... then confirms he ISN'T
Rep. Thomas Massie scolded a reporter after he was asked about his vaccination status, saying he does not need it because he has built up natural immunity
Massie was supporting the Fire Fauci Act, which seeks to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
When a reporter asked about his vaccination status he snapped 'Well, first of all, it's none of your business, but I'm going to tell you,' he said. 'I'm not vaccinated'
Massie said he is waiting for 'data' to convince him to get vaccinated and proof he does not already have immunity because of his previous infection
The CDC says 305 million vaccine doses had been administered, meaning 65 per cent of Americans have now gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky scolded a reporter who asked about his vaccination status after he said he does not think he needs it because he has built up natural immunity.
The Kentucky Republican joined fellow House Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Green, on Friday to support the Fire Fauci Act, which seeks to remove Dr. Anthony Fauci as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The House Republicans claim Fauci misled the public during the pandemic and are asking to look into his correspondences and expenditures.
During a press conference for the Fire Fauci Act, Massie said the CDC has an agenda to get everyone vaccinated even if they do not need to.
When a reporter pointed out Massie had not answered a previous question about his vaccination status he snapped back.
'Well, first of all, it's none of your business, but I'm going to tell you,' he said. 'I'm not vaccinated.'
He went on to explain that he is waiting for 'data' that convinced him that he needs to get vaccinated and proves he does not already have immunity because of his previous infection.
'Until there's some science — by the way, I have a master's of science degree from MIT,' he said. 'I'm not a virologist, but I can read data. Everybody just needs to read, and don't put your head in the sand.'
'Look at the data,' he added 'I'm not going to get the vaccine until there's data that shows that it will improve upon the immunity that's been conferred to me as a result of a natural infection that I had.' It's not clear who the reporter was, who hasn't been identified.
Massie told reporters that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Fauci himself were purposely hiding data about the effectiveness of immunity to COVID after infection.
'One of the biggest scandals during this whole pandemic is the coverup that's been committed by Dr. Fauci and the CDC about the effectiveness of immunity that's conferred after a natural infection, after you've recovered from COVID, they've completely ignored that,' Massie said.
He said trials from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine showed there was no benefit to those who had been previously recovered from infection, citing a recent Cleveland Clinic study.