During a virtual town hall event, a Kentucky citizen told Republican Senator Rand Paul exactly what she thought.
During the ceremony, Alexis Toon addressed the senator, saying, “Hello, senator, I am a proud Kentucky citizen, and I just wanted to tell you to get f**ked.”
“For some unknown reason, they called and asked if I’d like to join the town hall Q&A so I took the opportunity and ran with it,” Toon said in a video posted to her TikTok on Friday.
Though Toon did not elaborate on her dislike for Paul, it is possible that it stems from the senator’s continuous rejection of science in the midst of a virus that has ravaged Kentucky. Paul has stated that he will not obtain a coronavirus vaccine, and during a hearing on the pandemic on Tuesday, he was chastised by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost authority on the virus.
“Senator Paul, you do not know what you are talking about, quite frankly, and I want to say that officially,” Fauci said after Paul misinterpreted information in a scientific paper in his attempt to accuse the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of funding controversial coronavirus research.
“You do not know what you are talking about, OK?” Fauci, who has been the director of the NIAID for more than 35 years, stated.
In the 2022 race, Paul will face former Kentucky state politician Charles Booker.
Paul made headlines back in May when he announced that he would refuse to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination since he already had it last year.
‘Until they show me evidence that people who have already had the infection are dying in large numbers, or being hospitalized or getting very sick, I just made my own personal decision that I’m not getting vaccinated because I’ve already had the disease and I have natural immunity,’ Paul told billionaire talk show host John Catsimatidis on his radio program.
The Kentucky senator said that Americans should be able to make their own medical decisions without fear of government sanctions or humiliation.
“In a free country you would think people would honor the idea that each individual would get to make the medical decision,” he told the Cats Roundtable host.
“Are they also going to tell me I can’t have a cheeseburger for lunch? Are they going to tell me that I have to eat carrots only and cut my calories?”
“All that would probably be good for me,” he said, “but I don’t think big brother ought to tell me to do it.”
Adam Kinzinger, (R-IL), chastised Paul for claiming he wouldn’t get the shot.
“So brave…Such a leader… so manly,” Kinzinger wrote of Paul.
Paul tested positive for COVID-19 in March 2020, making him the first known senator to have the disease at the time.
COVID-19 has infected numerous politicians more than a year later, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi estimates that three-quarters of Congress have been vaccinated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said earlier this month that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.
Members of the House of Representatives are no longer required to wear facial covers provided they got their final immunization dosage at least two weeks earlier, according to Pelosi.
After Biden praised that 60 percent of American adults had taken at least one dosage earlier in May, there is also a big administration effort pushing the remaining unvaccinated Americans to get the vaccination.
Vaccine apprehension remains a key problem, leading to the removal of mask requirements in order to encourage more individuals to sign up for the vaccine.