The Minnesota Rep was replying to a "serious question" posed by political writer Anand Giridharadas, who asked: "Is seemingly our entire top political leadership getting the vaccine ahead of others because of their age or their importance?"
"It would makes sense if it was age, but unfortunately it's of importance and its shameful," Omar replied. "We are not more important then frontline workers, teachers etc. who are making sacrifices everyday. Which is why I won't take it."
It would makes sense if it was age, but unfortunately it’s of importance and its shameful.
We are not more important then frontline workers, teachers etc. who are making sacrifices everyday.
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"I would would never, ever ask you to do something I wasn’t willing to do myself," she wrote.
"Yesterday, in accordance with national security protocols, Congress began to get vaccinated. 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."
She promised to update followers in the days afterward too, as she awaited her second of two shots in January.