'Incredibly wrong -- it's malpractice': Former Tennessee health official burns GOP attacks on vaccine promotion
Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee was blasted in an exclusive new interview with Dr. Michelle Fiscus, who was in charge of the state's vaccination efforts.
WTVF-TV reporter Phil Williams interviewed Dr. Fiscus about Lee's handling of vaccinations.
"Did you feel like you were gagged?" Williams asked.
"Yes, I feel like the department was gagged," Fiscus replied.
Fiscus described Lee's handling of vaccination as "malpractice."
"To be repeatedly told, no, you won't talk about it, you won't message it, you won't provide strong recommendations, you won't share CDC-created materials, it's demoralizing, it's frustrating, it's so incredibly wrong, it's malpractice," she said.
"Did you ever get the sense that the governor was an anti-vaxxer?" Williams asked.
"I would not go so far as to say that the governor is an anti-vaxxer, no," Fiscus responded. "I think that the governor has a lot of hesitancy around vaccines."
Only 38.9% of Tennessee's residents are full vaccinated, the CDC reports.
Texas Attorney General candidate George P. Bush has spent months trying to court former President Donald Trump's endorsement -- and on Monday night, that quest ended in failure.
Trump formally endorsed incumbent Attorney General Ken Paxton, months after Paxton filed a fruitless lawsuit with the United States Supreme Court in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
"Attorney General Ken Paxton has been bravely on the front line in the fight for Texas, and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish and unsuspecting RINOs that are destroying our Country," Trump said in a prepared statement. "It is going to take a PATRIOT like Ken Paxton to advance America First policies in order to Make America Great Again. Ken has my Complete and Total Endorsement for another term as Attorney General of Texas."
Bush frequently touted his relationship with Trump on the campaign trail in his bid to oust Paxton, who is facing multiple corruption allegations lodged by former staffers.
Bush aggressively courted Trump despite the fact that Trump regularly humiliated his father, Jeb Bush, during the 2016 Republican primary.
Former Trump official says Dr. Fauci has 'blood of over 4 million people on his hands' in bizarre WWE-style video
Trump administration economist Peter Navarro accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of killing millions of people during a Monday appearance on Steve Bannon's podcast.
"Tony Fauci, if [conoravirus] came from that lab," he said, pointing to a computer-generated image the Wuhan Institute of Virology, "is the godfather of this pandemic and he has the blood of over four million people on his hands."
"He needs to be out, out, out of the National Institutes of Health," he said, while gesturing wildly.
Navarro regularly clashed with Fauci during his tenure over implementing public health restrictions during the pandemic.
Despite Navarro's rhetoric, however, there is no evidence that Fauci created the novel coronavirus in a Wuhan lab.
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