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GOP Lawmaker Vows Not To Take Covid Vaccine Because He’s ‘An American’

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While the country continues to struggle from the COVID-19 pandemic, some leaders of the country are making it more difficult for the country to come together to fight the disease.

On Friday, Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) made a national television appearance and told the country that he would not be taking the COVID-19 vaccine because he’s “an American.”

Fox Business gave Buck the green light to make his comments as millions watched on.

“I’m an American and I have the freedom to decide if I’m going to take a vaccine or not, and in this case I am not going to take the vaccine,” Buck told Neil Cavuto, The Washington Post reported.

When pressed, Buck pushed a conspiracy theory that the vaccine might be more dangerous than coronavirus.

“I’m more concerned about the safety of the vaccine than I am the side effects of the disease,” Buck said. “I’m a healthy person. I think most Americans are healthy. I think what we should do is focus on the at-risk populations … but I am not going to take a vaccine.”

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