Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., criticized her fellow lawmakers over the weekend for putting themselves ahead of frontline workers and vulnerable populations who she says should receive the coronavirus vaccine first.
As members of Congress began to receive doses, Omar said on Twitter that it was “shameful” for lawmakers to be prioritized for the vaccine.
“We are not more important [than] frontline workers, teachers, etc. who are making sacrifices [every day],” Omar wrote. “Which is why I won’t take it. People who need it most, should get it.”
The congresswoman made similar comments in an interview with CNN last week, where she said prioritizing White House staff was “disturbing.”
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