In a new speech, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, a Republican, demanded that all politicians who encourage people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 should be voted out of office.
"Anybody that takes this vaccine needs to be voted out of office," said Robinson, to applause from his audience. "It's not your job to convince anybody to take that vaccine. That's not your job. Your job is to make sure it's available to anybody who wants it. That's your job. And you should give them good, solid, scientific information about that vaccine and about the virus so that they can make an informed decision for themselves. I don't care whether it's Governor Cooper. I don't care whether it's Joe Biden. Nobody should be telling anybody that they should have to take this vaccine."
Robinson went on to say that he knows several doctors who don't want the vaccine.
A former gun rights activist, Robinson has come under fire for hateful speech on social media. He has called gay people "devil-worshipping child molesters," the teenagers who survived the Parkland school shooting "silly little immature media prosti-tots," transgender identity a "mass delusion" to "glorify Satan," and repeatedly attacked both Jews and Muslims.
Local school board meetings are still going haywire as right-wing parents lose their minds over mask mandates. California schools intend to sue Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) for ushering in a mask mandate, which could prove to be the first case law on the topic.
But in North Carolina, things got so heated that the school board members simply adjourned and walked away, leaving the angry crowd still screaming at them.
One woman wearing a black t-shirt saying "Unmask our kids" and what appears to be pajama pants, wagged her finger saying she wasn't leaving until there was another vote.
"I'm not leaving until you do a revote for the people, by the people, and of the people," she said.
It's unclear if she made good on her promise not to leave until there is a revote. She very well could still be in the building after the meeting ended.
See the video below:
'Fundamentally un-American': Biden destroys GOP's Capitol riot revisionism at ceremony for hero cops
On Thursday, The Washington Post highlighted President Joe Biden's speech at a ceremony in the Rose Garden awarding medals to the police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack — and used the moment to fight back against all the efforts within the GOP to whitewash or rewrite the history of the event.
"It wasn't dissent. It wasn't debate. It wasn't democracy," said Biden. "It was insurrection. It was riot and mayhem. It was radical and chaotic, and it was unconstitutional. Maybe most important, it was fundamentally un-American."
Biden's words stand in stark contrast to conspiracy theories and revisionism pushed by some Republican lawmakers. Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) famously claimed that the Capitol riot was no different from a "tourist visit," and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has spread a number of conspiracy theories, from the idea that the attack was an Antifa false flag to the notion that it was an FBI entrapment operation.
"On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously approved legislation awarding the Congressional Gold Medal — the legislative branch's highest honor — after initially voting to award the medal only to Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman. Videos from Jan. 6 showed Goodman diverting rioters away from the Senate chamber, giving lawmakers time to escape," reported Tyler Pager. "But the House pushed to broaden the award to recognize all the officers who protected the Capitol, passing the measure last June in a 406-to-21 vote. The 21 votes against the legislation were all from Republicans, many of whom objected to wording in the legislation that referred to the riot as an 'insurrection' and to the Capitol as the 'the temple of our American democracy.'"
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