It’s fair to ask what’s wrong with the picture of members of Congress being among the first to receive the new COVID-19 vaccine, these being the same lawmakers still receiving a taxpayer-funded paycheck while so many Americans have had their livelihoods stolen from them by pandemic restrictions.
Fittingly, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., leads this parade of hypocrisy, even as she touts herself a heroine for jumping to the front of the line.
Following a familiar pattern of making herself the center of attention, the self-avowed democratic socialist documented her vaccination process on social media.
“If you have any questions or unease about the COVID vaccine, I got you! I’d *never* ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself,” AOC tweeted. “Yday per national security policy (PPD40), Congress began getting vaccinated. I took the jab & am here to answer your questions. Ask away!”
If you have any questions or unease about the COVID vaccine, I got you!
I’d *never* ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself.
Yday per national security policy (PPD40), Congress began getting vaccinated.
I took the jab & am here to answer your questions. Ask away! pic.twitter.com/ZyBgXi7kRl
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 19, 2020
What a martyr — Ocasio-Cortez justifies the decision by citing the 2016 Presidential Policy Directive-40, which ensures various agencies are able to continue performing essential functions under a broad range of circumstances.
Dr. Brian Monahan, attending physician of the U.S. Congress, urged members of the House and Senate in a letter Thursday to make vaccination appointments, according to Fox News.
AOC also posted a video on Instagram detailing her experience, becoming an expert overnight as she doled out advice to those who would dare look to her for guidance.
“I documented the entire process and am here to answer all of your questions to help you feel as comfortable as possible with your healthcare decisions,” the ex-bartender wrote.
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At the age of 31, Ocasio-Cortez is in a low risk category when it comes to COVID-19.
Yet, some looked past that while hypocritically criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for getting the COVID-19 vaccination. Rubio is a young 49, but his greater sin in the eyes of the left is that he’s a Republican.
Jeremy Faust, an ER doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, took to Twitter to harp on Rubio for getting the shot while complaining that he has “not yet been able to be vaccinated.”
Fair enough, but when he references Rubio’s age while comparing it to 71-year-old Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., yet ignores that there are lawmakers younger than Rubio — see AOC — getting the vaccine, the good doctor exposes his bias.
For the record, Marco is 49 years old.
Elizabeth Warren (also with pics of getting vaccinated on Twitter) is 71.
There’s just a slight difference in risk there, folks.
— Jeremy Faust MD MS (ER physician) (@jeremyfaust) December 20, 2020
Speaking of biased hypocrites, Fake News CNN’s favorite Republican Anna Navarro jumped in to bash Rubio.
The shameless phony noted that Rubio was a “young, healthy senator,” claiming the Cuban-American was the beneficiary of “privilege.”
Young, healthy Senator, who spoke at rallies packed w/thousands w/o masks, who supports Trump -who’s down-played COVID & mocked those who wear masks, is 1st to get vaccine while most medical workers, elderly & infirm Americans, wait.
Congratulations on ur privilege, @marcorubio. pic.twitter.com/gpm3PfNCd4
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 20, 2020
Because of a tendency to be more conservative, Cuban-Americans in Florida are not afforded the same victim status as other Hispanics — Navarro was born to a wealthy land-owning family in Nicaragua, and AOC is of Puerto Rican heritage.
While there’s an argument to be made that public officials are exhibiting leadership, assuring the public the vaccine is safe, the double standard on display is something to behold.
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
Did you also comment on @AOC getting the vaccine?
She is younger than @marcorubio.
You are a fraud. https://t.co/bKpj8OgMxh
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) December 20, 2020
Hey I noticed you didn’t call out AOC who is much younger than Rubio and yet got vaccinated https://t.co/ztGBIWz2vH
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 20, 2020
File under ‘Tails I Win, Heads You Lose’
* Rubio doesn’t get vaccinated: “Why aren’t you getting the shot? Lead by example!”
* Rubio gets vaccinated: “Heartless Republican cuts the line!”https://t.co/8Zjrq4uD9C
— JimDelRey (Slight Return) (@JimDelRey) December 20, 2020
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) December 20, 2020
I can’t wait to see all the attacks on AOC for her privilege.
AOC gets coronavirus vaccine on social media, as Congress begins to receive Pfizer injectionshttps://t.co/yUoD4GC2LM https://t.co/cW4bW014LB
— sarainitaly 🎃🌶☕ (@sarainitaly) December 21, 2020
LOL now do @AOC
— Dr. Scotty Potty 🇺🇸 🏴 🎄 (@HTX_Con) December 20, 2020
You could have just posted “Reeeeeeeeeeeeee” and saved time.
— dubs, DiL, LIGAF (@mrbigdubya) December 20, 2020
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