“Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd turned the tables on Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) Sunday during a discussion of vaccine mandates and the new Omicron variant of the COVID virus that is causing fears of another deadly wave of infection and death across the globe.
Todd began by noting that Reeves had recently called for “freedom and individual liberty” when it came to whether or not a person chooses to get vaccinated:
“Why should the state of Mississippi tell a woman what they should do with their body? Why shouldn’t they have that individual freedom on their body particularly in the first 20 weeks [of pregnancy].”
Reeves smugly replied:
“The far left loves to scream ‘my body, my choice. And what I would submit to you, Chuck, is you absolutely ignore the fact that in getting an abortion, there is an actual killing of an innocent unborn child that is in that womb.”
And the far right loves to scream that they’re “pro-life,” and yet they seem willing to let unvaccinated Americans die and spread a fatal disease to others. Sounds more like a death cult, doesn’t it?
Reeves then asserted that a 15-week old fetus can feel pain, though he failed to provide a scintilla of evidence to support such a statement:
“Those babies at 15 weeks can feel pain. The difference between vaccine mandates and abortions is vaccines allow you to protect yourself. Abortions actually go in and kill other American babies.”
“But vaccines are not about yourself. Hang on a minute. A vaccine is about protecting a larger community. A vaccine is about preventing spread. You could argue a vaccine mandate is a pro-life position.”
The governor responded:
“You could certainly argue that, Chuck. “The vaccine may not keep you from getting the virus. It may not keep you from spreading the virus but it can keep you from ending up in the hospital. That’s what’s been proven during this delta surge that we’ve seen in America.”
“Conversely, when you’re talking about the pro-life position of protecting unborn babies, let’s put it also in perspective, the fact is that during this very horrible and challenging time since I was sworn into office in January of 2020, Chuck, we’ve had 800,000 American lives lost because of Covid. And my heart aches for every single one of those individuals that has died because of Covid … But since Roe was enacted, 62 million American babies have been aborted and have therefore been killed.”
How many babies and small children have died across the globe due to malnutrition and poverty caused by overpopulation and need? How many more people will die if they refuse to be vaccinated for a disease that can be controlled with something as simple as a injection?
Like so many Republicans, Tate Reeves is the worst sort of hypocrite, and his willingness to scream about freedom and liberty when it comes to public health is little more than a political ploy designed to inure him with the other hypocrites in his party.
Here’s the video from NBC News: