Quantcast
Connect with us

Anti-vaxx governor brags he sent all 9 of his kids to chickenpox party because ‘this is America’

Published

on

Far right wing Republican Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky was best-known for his support of anti-gay Rowan County clerk Kim Davis, and despite his long history of other comments that have caused outrage and uproar his latest remarks may take the cake.

It turns out Gov. Bevin is an anti-vaxxer.

“Every single one of my kids had the chickenpox,” Bevin bragged to local Kentucky radio station WKCT, as the Courier Journal reported. “They got the chickenpox on purpose because we found a neighbor that had it and I went and made sure every one of my kids was exposed to it, and they got it. They had it as children. They were miserable for a few days, and they all turned out fine.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The Courier Journal cited three experts and reports Bevin’s move “is medically unsound — and can be dangerous.”

Bevin asked listeners, “why are we forcing kids” to get vaccinated.

“If you are worried about your child getting chickenpox or whatever else, vaccinate your child,” he added. “But for some people, and for some parents, for some reason they choose otherwise.”

“This is America,” Bevin stressed. “The federal government should not be forcing this upon people. They just shouldn’t.”

The paper notes Governor Bevin’s remarks come on the cusp of an outbreak of chickenpox “at a Northern Kentucky Catholic school, where at least one student reported not being vaccinated for religious reasons.”

ADVERTISEMENT

As usual, Gov. Bevin is ill-informed, on many fronts.

First, the federal government does not “force” any private citizen to get vaccinated. As a governor, he should know vaccination requirements are state – not federally – regulated.

Also, as the Courier Journal reported, forcing children to become infected with the potentially deadly chickenpox virus can cause problems now, and in the future. For once, those who have had chickenpox instead of the vaccine are more likely to become ill with shingles later in life. Shingles can cause strokes, heart attacks, and in rare cases can be deadly.

ADVERTISEMENT

As a state official and as a parent Governor Bevin should know that.

He should also know that a National Institutes of Health study found seven out of nine courts “considered vaccine refusal to constitute neglect.”

ADVERTISEMENT

RELATED STORIES ABOUT MATT BEVIN:

GOVERNOR: I ‘GUARANTEE’ KIDS WERE RAPED, POISONED, AND DID DRUGS BECAUSE TEACHERS WENT ON STRIKE

‘PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS’ FOR DEPRESSION – NOT GUNS – ARE TO BLAME FOR MASS SHOOTINGS SAYS TEA PARTY GOVERNOR

ADVERTISEMENT

KENTUCKY GOVERNOR ISSUES STATEMENT ON SHOOTING THAT LEFT 2 TEENS DEAD, 17 INJURED. DOESN’T SAY IT WAS A SHOOTING.

GOP GOVERNOR CHASTISED, DENOUNCED FOR BLOCKING ‘THE ONLY BLACK WOMAN IN THE KENTUCKY LEGISLATURE’


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

CNN

Rick Santorum starts shouting about Joe Biden after being unable to defend Trump’s Ukraine scheme

Published

on

After Tuesday's impeachment testimony, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to defend President Donald Trump's Ukraine scheme to a CNN panel — and was reduced to shouting about former Vice President Joe Biden as his co-panelists tore down his arguments.

"Every one of the people there had the same thing, which is to change the Obama policy, which was leaving Ukrainians without any way to defend themselves ... we have [Trump] in there and fighting for Ukraine and now the Democrats are saying, well, this is wonderful, BUT..."

"Let me just ask you the question," said former Obama strategist David Axelrod. "Because this lethal aid has been important, it gives them quite a bit of leverage, the president, if he wants them."

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Sondland is in ‘tremendous trouble’ no matter how he tries to change his testimony tomorrow: NYT columnist

Published

on

On Tuesday, in the wake of testimony from several witnesses in the impeachment hearing that broadly implicated EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland in improper backchannel foreign policy, New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali suggested that Sondland is in "tremendous trouble" — and that no testimony he could give tomorrow will get him out of this mess:

No. He will be trying to save himself. The perjury plus multiple stellar witnesses paint a damning portrait. He's in tremendous trouble. https://t.co/CxN5w0EErb

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Even the Republican witnesses make Donald Trump look like a depraved criminal

Published

on

The second half of Tuesday's hearing offered something new in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry: Witnesses called by the Republican minority on the House Intelligence Committee. It's understandable why Republicans would want these two men.

One of them was Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council aide who is among the few people directly exposed to Trump's famous phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky who claims to believe there was nothing wrong with it. The other was Kurt Volker, a former special envoy to Ukraine, who appears to have been a major actor in Trump's extortion scheme in that country. Indeed, Volker was deemed one of the "three amigos" — along with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Trump donor/EU ambassador Gordon Sondland — who Trump entrusted with Ukrainian relations as he exerted increasing pressure on the country's leaders to give into his extortion scheme.

Continue Reading
 
 
Help Raw Story Uncover Injustice. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1 and go ad-free.
close-image