Rep. Nancy Mace (R-NC) was caught trying to pretend she's both for and against vaccines. In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Mace told Jason Chaffetz she believed in "natural immunity." But just hours later, she had another story for CNN.
"One of the things that the CDC has not done and no policy at the federal level has done is taken into account what natural immunity does, and that may be what we're seeing in Florida today," Mace complained. "In some studies that I've read, natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID than a vaccination."
"So we need to take all of the science into account and not selectively choosing what science to follow when we are making policy decisions," Mace added.
In less than 24 hours, Mace spoke to CNN's Kaitlan Collins with another story entirely.
"COVID-19 is very serious business," Mace began. "I'm a long hauler. This is a disease and illness we should take seriously. I want to encourage the American people to talk to their doctors and talk about getting vaccinated. I was recently diagnosed, Caitlyn, with asthma and I had covid-19 a year and a half ago. I'm still feeling the repercussions a year and a half later."
Mace previously faced off against Speaker Nancy Pelosi because Mace refused to wear a mask.
It's a message that Fox News has been criticized for ignoring while allowing some of its personalities to spin conspiracy theories during their primetime shows.
Mance then went on to attack "both sides" so many times that a Twitter user created a mash-up.
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As a critical care surgeon, let\u2019s just be clear about how wrong and reckless @NancyMace is.\n\nThis is one of the many reasons I\u2019m supporting @AnnieAndrewsMD \u2014 a trusted healthcare professional who will tell you the truth, and make us proud walking the halls of Congress!https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1464974702460473357\u00a0\u2026— Joseph Sakran (@Joseph Sakran) 1638119713
Hours after speaking out on behalf of natural immunity and against mandates on Fox News, Nancy Mace joined CNN and said she's a big proponent of vaccinespic.twitter.com/wQQUxfDSqw— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1638148469
Both sides strategy deployedpic.twitter.com/JpqxLHzmJm— Acyn (@Acyn) 1638147837
Donald Trump Jr. demanded a "riot" because of COVID-19 in the United States, referencing the protests in other countries where, like in the United States, people are buying into conspiracy theories.
According to Trump, "they" don't want people to hear about the protests because it might give people ideas. It assumes Americans haven't already been protesting for the past year over everything from CRT to masks and Trump's 2020 election loss.
"I'm trying to figure this out," Acosta said after showing the video. "Don Jr. is upset that there aren't riots here in the United States over COVID vaccines? Hasn't the Trump family had enough riots at this point?"
"Uh, apparently not, not for their taste," said CNN analyst John Avlon. "Speaking of Alex Jones' level energy, Donald Trump Jr. seems certainly amped up about his latest conspiracy theory. And the invoking of sheeple is when you know it's all gone really, really well. This has nothing to do with freedom. This conflation with public health with propaganda is a source of the lot of the sickness in our country, not just the persistence of the virus but the disinformation that gets fueled by people like Donald Trump Jr., who should probably find a real job at this point."
Avlon, Acosta and PBS's Margaret Hoover went on to talk about the latest GOP pearl-clutching over Kamala Harris' shopping trip at a Parisian cooking store. Avlon laughed, noting that they support a president who has an apartment like an Austin Powers villain.
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Notorious Texan Matthew McConaughey will not be running for governor, he said in a video released to his Twitter account Sunday.
The message comes after Democrat Beto O'Rourke announced, that he would seek the seat. McConaughey holds his political party close to his chest, and never revealed which party he would run in were he to run. However, he made it clear that he didn't support mandating vaccines for children.
After a series of disasters in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) has infuriated Texans. Before O'Rourke declared his intention to run, McConaughey had higher polling than Abbott.
"Is this something I've been thinking about for 20 years, and I know what I want to do, but I'm just holding on to my answer? No. It's a new embassy of leadership that I have really been doing my diligence to study, to look into, to question what it is, what would it be for me. Not the question of, 'Hey, do you think I could win?' No. Let's talk about what Texas politics is," he said. "I'm a storyteller. I'm a CEO. But being CEO of a state? Am I best equipped for the people in the state, and for my family and myself? There's great sacrifice that comes with a decision. That's what I've been doing, and there's no tease to it. There's me doing my diligence, and I will let you know shortly," McConaughey said in a previous statement.
In his video released Sunday, the actor said that he's long worked to try and figure out what he can do to be more helpful to the world. He explained that over the past several months, he's studied politics in Texas and the U.S. and realized there are "a lot" of problems that must be fixed. He also said that he wants to bring people together over shared values, regardless of party.
"We lead by serving each other," he said sitting between a U.S. and Texas flag with books stacked behind him. "We lead through service... so can we recognize that when we serve others we serve ourselves? And vice versa?"
Moving forward, McConaughey said that he would continue to support the small businesses and organizations that work to help people build a better life.
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pic.twitter.com/CKIYE7V6v6— Matthew McConaughey (@Matthew McConaughey) 1638144429