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Lt. Gov.-Elect Winsome Sears slaps Dana Bash on vax privacy: ‘Now, you want to know what’s in my DNA’

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Virginia Lt. Gov.-elect Winsome Sears appeared Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” in a spirited interview that showed the U.S. Marine Corps veteran was willing to go into the enemy’s lair.

The interview with CNN host Dana Bash covered a myriad of topics, from critical race theory to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal, but a segment on vaccine mandates stood out because Winsome opted not to disclose her vaccination status. Par for the course, the liberal media pounced on her falling back on a right to privacy by cherry-picking from her remarks to ridicule her fearing people will “want to know what’s in my DNA.”

“As I said, America, if it’s nothing else, it’s about liberty. It’s about being able to live your life free from the government telling you what to do,” Winsome replied. “And so we understand this thing about slippery slopes. The minute that I start telling you about my vaccine status, we are going to be down the bottom of the mountain trying to figure out how we got there, because now you want to know what’s in my DNA, you’re going to want to know this, that, and the other.”

She then cited an example of where this can lead, as seen in many Democrat-run areas.

“In New York, you see, we have people — waiters, waiters! — asking people their vaccination status, and by the way, do you know what else they require? A photo I.D. to determine if this vaccine card you’re presenting is really you,” Winsome said. “Who are we fooling? Come on. Let’s say you get the vaccine, go ahead and get the vaccine, if that’s what you want to do, get the vaccine. Don’t force it on anybody else.”

Bash began the segment by comparing the COVID-19 vaccine to long-established polio and measles and chickenpox vaccines, which are required in schools, to ask why they are acceptable but the coronavirus vaccine is not.

Sears responded by pointing out the inconsistencies with the vaccine, and stressed that the monoclonal antibody therapy is working, saying: “It’s working very well in Florida, if you notice what’s happening there, and so one size doesn’t fit all.”

“Now, I have said get the vaccine, and if you’re not going to get the vaccine, then do what’s necessary to keep yourself safe and keep other people safe,” she continued. “Let me ask you this question. If you have the mask on, then why does somebody else have to wear the mask? You’ve got the mask and vaccine, my God, you’re fully protected. You’re armored. I think ultimately we have to remember that we’re America. We love our freedom. We love our liberty. People are dying to get into this country so they can do well for themselves and their families. Let’s not make it like some other countries. Let’s let liberty shine.”

The CNN host asked Sears if the Covid-19 vaccine is “just becoming too political,” noting that she has stated that she wants people to get vaccinated.

“I’m not going to force anybody to do that. Now, you talk about it’s become politicized — this COVID-19 vaccine — and it has,” the lt. gov.-elect said. “In fact, our president, President Biden and Vice President Harris themselves both said they would not trust any vaccine that was developed by the Trump administration. That was before their election. After their election they were singing a different song, and now, everybody has to be vaccinated.”

She added that Biden once said he would not force vaccines but now he is, and stressed that the science has not been consistent here. Sears also called attention to the hypocrisy regarding the southern border with Mexico.

“People are coming in — Covid, no mask, no anything, and they’re being let into the general population, but the rest of us who are here have to mask up,” she said, “What is the science? Can somebody tell us what to finally believe?”

Bash countered to say “it’s a novel virus and the science is changing and scientists are learning about it.” She also offered a hearty defense of Biden and Harris rejecting the vaccine when Trump was in office, claiming that “they said was they would only trust it if the scientists determined it, not the politicians.”

Tom Tillison

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