These 5 COVID deniers got vaccinated before frontline workers

Mitch McConnell getting his COVID vaccine card from a doctor

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Even though they have spent the better part of the pandemic downplaying the severity of the virus, gathering at events while maskless, and arguing over whether the American people need a paltry $600 to stay afloat, many Republicans are now jumping the line to get their COVID vaccine.

Currently, there is a limited supply of the vaccine, and the country is prioritizing those most in need: healthcare workers and people in long-term care facilities. The plan is then to move to “workers in essential and critical industries, people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness due to underlying medical conditions, [and] people 65 years and older.”

Depending on your age, health, and occupation, it may take months for you to get your own jab. But have no fear! Gems of society like Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham have already received their first doses. Surely, that knowledge will make you sleep better at night.

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell with his hands in the air

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Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has spent months ignoring COVID relief so that he could ram through a few more conservative judges. But on December 18th, McConnell proudly displayed his vaccination card on Twitter with a smug “back to continue fighting” comment:

Moscow Mitch was able to jump on the path to immunity in front of nurses and doctors who are actually doing the “fighting”.

Mike Pence

Mike Pence getting his COVID vaccination

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VP Mike Pence was “more than happy to step forward” and get his vaccination, along with his wife, last Friday. It is only fitting that the head of the White House’s coronavirus task force should be first in line to get a shot, right?

Only Pence spent his time bobble-heading to Trump’s every whim. He downplayed the severity of the pandemic and pushed for reopening as Americans died by the thousands.

Joni Ernst

Joni Ernst getting a COVID vaccine

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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced she had received her first dose on Sunday on Twitter.

Earlier this year, Ernst was called out by the Iowa medical community because she was downplaying the severity of the virus and making claims that the number of deaths was exaggerated.

Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham getting a COVID vaccine

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was too good to get tested for COVID back in October — even though he was likely exposed. Graham refused to get tested before his debate with challenger Jaime Harrison. Some mused that the South Carolina senator was worried he would have to quarantine thus delaying the confirmation hearings of Amy Coney Barrett.

Graham had no such objections to taking time out of his busy schedule to get the COVID vaccine, however.

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio getting a vaccine

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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joked about needing a tan as he got his own COVID vaccination. This is the same Marco Rubio that complained about the media focusing on the negative aspects of the coronavirus and didn’t think Disney World visits would impact the rate of virus transmission.

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