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This GOP Lawmaker Just Promised to Battle the CDC to Get ‘Real’ Data Showing Vaccines Cause Autism (They Don’t)

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Republican Congressman-elect Mark Green is promising his new constituents in Tennessee he’s going to battle the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so the public can get the “real” data on the link between autism and vaccines.

There is no link between autism and vaccines, but try telling that to Dr. Green (yes, he’s also a licensed physician).

On Tuesday, Green advocated for the repeatedly debunked theory (also held by President Donald Trump) that vaccines cause autism.

“Let me say this about autism,” Green, currently a state senator, told constituents at a town hall meeting on Tuesday, as The Tennessean reports.

“I have committed to people in my community, up in Montgomery County, to stand on the CDC’s desk and get the real data on vaccines. Because there is some concern that the rise in autism is the result of the preservatives that are in our vaccines,” he said, despite that “concern” being wholly debunked.

“As a physician, I can make that argument and I can look at it academically and make the argument against the CDC, if they really want to engage me on it,” Green added.

Congressman-elect Green was elected by Tennessee voters after he was forced to withdraw as President Donald Trump’s nominee to become Secretary of the Army.

Green drew outrage after staying he has a biblical responsibility to oppose the rights of transgender people, whom he calls an “evil” that must be “crushed,” and a “disease.” A creationist, Green does not believe in evolution, but he does believe the Second Amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms – all arms, anything the U.S. Military has, even an “aircraft carrier.”

On Tuesday, Green also told constituents, “it appears some of that data has been, honestly, maybe fraudulently managed,” he said of the CDC’s information on vaccines and autism. “So we’ve got to go up there and stand against that and make sure we get that fixed, that issue addressed.”

“There appears to be some evidence that as vaccine numbers increase, rates of autism increase,” Green continued. There is, in fact, no such evidence of any relation. “We need better research, and we need it fast. We also need complete transparency of any data. Vaccines are essential to good population health. But that does not mean we should not look closely at the correlation for any causation.”

Green has sponsored “a bill that would allow mental health providers to refuse to treat LGBT patients. He also supported legislation to prevent transgender high school and college students from using public bathroom facilities,” The Tennessean adds.

 

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Washington State Lawmaker Wears Yellow Star of David to Protest (Non-Existent) Vaccine Mandates: ‘We’re All Jews’

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To protest vaccine mandates a Washington state Republican lawmaker over the weekend donned a yellow Star of David, which the Nazis forced Jews to wear during Hitler’s Germany. There are no vaccine mandates in the state of Washington.

“It’s an echo from history,” Rep. Jim Walsh claimed on Facebook, in the comments for a video of him speaking at a Washingtonians for Change meeting.

“In the current context, we’re all Jews,” Walsh wrote.

Hitler committed the genocide of more than six million Jews during the Holocaust. Some estimates put the total number of people slaughtered, including LGBTQ people and other minorities, religious and political dissidents, the disabled, and others at 17 million.

Walsh told The Seattle Times “he had been given the star by someone at the event, where most attendees were wearing one. He described some of the organizers as ‘deeply concerned about vaccine passports and vaccine segregation.'”

Washington state Department of Labor and Industries, the Times notes, “is requiring that employers verify employee vaccination status before lifting masking requirements in their workplaces, and be able to demonstrate how they did so.”

“I won’t say publicly whether I am vaccinated or not,” Walsh said, likening his stance to the film “Spartacus,” in which former slaves, under threat of crucifixion, refuse to identify the title character to a Roman general.

Dee Simon of the Seattle-based Holocaust Center for Humanity told the Times comparing vaccine or masks to the genocide of the Holocaust “is offensive to descendants of Holocaust survivors and people who lost family and friends.”

When asked if he could understand how people, especially Jews and those who lost friends and family members in the Holocaust could be offended by his actions, Walsh said, “I can’t control who is offended by what,” and added that some people are offended by being asked their vaccination status by their employer.

To date, about 620,000 Americans have been killed by COVID-19. None have been killed by being asked their vaccination status by their employer.

Last month Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), said having to wear a mask during the pandemic was “exactly” like the Holocaust. She later offered an apology after visiting the Holocaust Museum.

 

Related: Tennessee Shop Under Fire for Selling Wearable Yellow Stars of David That Say ‘Not Vaccinated’

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Rand Paul Blames ‘Exorbitant Taxes’ for Police Killing of Eric Garner (Video)

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U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) says the NYPD’s 2014 killing of an unarmed Black man, Eric Garner, by suffocation, was because of “exorbitant taxes.”

Garner had quit his job as a horticulturalist for health reasons, and police were in the process of starting to arrest him for allegedly selling loose cigarettes without a tax stamp on a package.

“In fact the death of Eric Garner, the sad death of Eric Garner being choked to death in New York City, had to do with taxes,” the Kentucky Republican Senator claimed on the floor of the Senate Friday morning.

“And some people are offended by this, oh, ‘it’s police brutality.’ Of course it was. But it was police brutality based on exorbitant taxes that caused this man to be selling cigarettes. loose cigarettes, in order to try to make a living,” Paul said.

Garner wasn’t selling loose cigarettes because taxes were too high. If anything, the lack of access to health care is far more to blame for Garner being forced to quit his job for health reasons and taking to the streets to try to make money selling cigarettes than taxes.

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WATCH: Trump Jr. Pushes Conspiracy Theory the U.S. Military Is ‘Literally Attacking American Civilians’

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Donald Trump, Jr. continued to rile up his supporters with conspiracy theories in new video posted online on Friday.

“Guys, what the hell is going on with our military this last week?” he asked. “It’s been politicized like we’ve never seen before, but look at this — they’re literally attacking American civilians.”

He went on to complain about Fox News personality Tucker Carlson receiving pushback for his attacks on female service members before being 45 years off when estimating when Guam became a U.S. territory as he defended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA).

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