Buck’s COVID Vaccine Statement “Dangerous and Disappointing”

Buck’s COVID Vaccine Statement “Dangerous and Disappointing”

Photo Credit: Jesse Paul, the Colorado Sun

Denver, CO – The Colorado Democratic Party released the following statements in response to Congressman/Outgoing Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck’s statement that he “will not be taking the [COVID-19] vaccine”, citing unfounded concerns about the “safety of the vaccine”:

Morgan Carroll, Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party:

“Public health and safety should not be a partisan priority. We have lost more than 311K American lives to COVID-19, nearly 4,300 in Colorado, and Ken Buck is irresponsibly using his platform as a Congressman and the current Colorado Republican Party chair to sow doubt and fear about the vaccine. This indifference to the life and health of others demonstrated by the GOP leadership is dangerous and disappointing.”

Kyle Mullica, State Representative and ER Nurse:

“Medical experts across the spectrum — including the FDA — say the vaccine is safe for public use. I took the vaccine just two days ago because it is safe to use. As an ER nurse who has been treating patients with COVID-19, I argue that Ken Buck’s rhetoric is harming the efforts of healthcare workers — including myself — to get this virus under control. It boggles the mind that at a time when elected officials like Ken Buck should be part of the solution in encouraging people to get vaccinated when they are able to, Buck is instead choosing to indulge the anti-science and anti-vaxxer wing of the GOP and spread unfounded fears about the vaccine.”