GOP Congressman’s Argument Against Mandated Masks, Vaccinations Goes Awry

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Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) got schooled on Twitter after he argued against mandated face masks and compulsory vaccinations aimed at mitigating the spread of the coronavirus:

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Many tweeters reminded Massie of President George Washington’s decision to inoculate the Continental Army against smallpox.

Others called out the GOP congressman for appearing to rail against wearing masks, which public health experts worldwide have said is a relatively inexpensive and easy way to curb COVID-19.

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