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McConnell Hit With Some Home Truths After Saying He’s ‘Perplexed’ By COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

"This is some hall of fame level gaslighting right here," one critic hit back at the Kentucky Republican.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a blunt reality check on Thursday after claiming he was puzzled by people who are opting not to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

“I’m perplexed by the reluctance of some to get vaccinated, totally perplexed,” McConnell told reporters, per CNN’s Ana Cabrera, as vaccination rates slow down nationwide.

Critics suggested McConnell look at his own party, whose members have for months routinely downplayed the threat of the virus that has now killed at least 4 million people worldwide. More than 600,000 people have died in the U.S. alone.

Twitter users also pointed fingers at conservative network Fox News, whose personalities have repeatedly sown doubt about the shots:


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