Sen. Johnson on others getting shots: 'What do you care?'

Sen. Ron Johnson
Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 13:58:47-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, of Wisconsin, questioned the need for widespread COVID-19 vaccinations, saying in a radio interview “what do you care if your neighbor has one or not?”

Johnson, who has no medical expertise or background, made the comments Thursday during an interview with conservative talk radio host Vicki McKenna.

Contrary to what medical experts advise, Johnson has said he doesn’t need to be vaccinated because he had COVID-19 in the fall.

He went further on Thursday, questioning why anyone would get vaccinated or worry about why others have not.

Johnson says he sees “no reason to be pushing vaccines on people."

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