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STATEMENT REGARDING VACCINE ROLLOUT

Friday, December 4, 2020

St. Paul – Today, Representatives Steve Drazkowski, Tim Miller, Cal Bahr, and Jeremy Munson made the following statement: 

“During the last few days, several government officials have discussed the possibility of state legislators in Minnesota receiving the COVID-19 vaccine before the Minnesota public. We want to be clear on this issue, the citizens of Minnesota must be the priority when it comes to vaccine rollout, not self-interested politicians.  

Front line workers, elderly populations, health care professionals, first responders, and vulnerable groups must be put first. This pandemic has hurt these individuals the most and they should be at the front of the line when the vaccine becomes available. 

We will not tolerate any political games from elected officials. This vaccine must be rolled out in a way that prioritizes those who most desperately need and want it. State legislators should not think for a second that they will get special treatment simply because of the office they hold. To unfairly move elected leaders to the front of the line is wrong.”  

Rep. Steve Drazkowski (Republican-Mazeppa), Rep. Tim Miller (Republican-Prinsburg), Rep. Cal Bahr (Republican-East Bethel), and Rep. Jeremy Munson (Republican-Lake Crystal) are members of the New House Republican Caucus.

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