Marco Rubio Slammed For Criticizing Fauci After Getting COVID Vaccine

Marco Rubio Slammed For Criticizing Fauci After Getting His Own COVID Vaccine

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Marco Rubio is being shredded on social media for coming after Dr. Fauci — a week after getting his own COVID vaccine, of course

Proving that hypocrisy is literally all he knows, Senator Marco Rubio took to Twitter yesterday to bash Dr. Anthony Fauci only a week after getting his own COVID-19 vaccine, that was only possible because of experts like the infectious disease specialist who has seen us through some very dark days this year. Looks like scientific expertise is something this absolute ghoul can get behind only when it benefits him personally. How nice.

It was just last week that Rubio posted on Twitter about being “so confident that the #Covid19 vaccine is safe & effective” that he decided to take it himself. “I know I looked away from the needle,” he wrote. “And yes, I know I need a tan.” LOL nah, just a heart and some shame/humility/empathy.

Only eight days after crowing about how safe the vaccine is (due to, of course, the incredibly tireless work of scientists and health experts), Rubio ripped into Fauci.

He said Fauci “lied about masks in March” and claims he’s “been distorting the level of vaccination needed for herd immunity” insinuating that the doctor is just another member of the “elite bubbles” that “believe the American public doesn’t know ‘what’s good for them’ so they need to be tricked into ‘doing the right thing.'”

K bro. Let’s break this down: Fauci didn’t lie about masks. He’s gone on record saying that in the early days of the pandemic, he was concerned about a mask shortage and thought we needed to focus efforts on providing healthcare workers with them. As far as Fauci distorting anything in regard to to vaccine? That’s some tinfoil hat nonsense I’m not even going to dignify with a response.

Rubio was immediately called out for his jackassery by the good people of Twitter.

https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1343368041183252481 https://twitter.com/jetpack/status/1343279019958161412

Of course, Rubio isn’t the only GOP politician who spent most of this year openly questioning COVID guidelines set forth by health experts, encouraging states to stay open despite rising COVID numbers, and being all-around shitty when it comes to their own pandemic behavior, and then getting the vaccine as soon as humanly possible. These people are literal flaming trash and Rubio is only the most recent example of the hypocritical and damaging rhetoric coming from the increasingly toxic Republican party. After all, it’s their fearless leader who’s lead the charge when it comes to eschewing masks, holding indoor superspreader events, and mocking Fauci when politically expedient.

It would be nice if every healthcare and frontline worker were vaccinated before people like Rubio. Maybe he should’ve taken a page from Rep. Ilhan Omar’s book and refused the vaccine until exactly that had happened. But that would’ve required having an actual heart and an ounce of integrity, so this outcome is, sadly, not remotely surprising.