Statement on anti-vaccination accusations.

On February 13th, 2020 I released the following statement in regards to my stance on vaccinations;

I believe in vaccines and the science behind them. That being said as a Representative to Congress, I will take an oath to uphold, protect, and defend the Constitution; which includes personal freedoms. I would caution anyone from going down the slippery slope of taking parents rights away, and will do everything possible not to go down it.”

From that statement, a 501(c) 4 non-profit group verified me as a candidate that supports medical freedom and informed consent using their internal report card system. This was not an endorsement.

From that, concern has arisen that I support the use of misinformation to push an “anti-vax” movement. I am a father of six, and all 6 of my children are fully vaccinated. I am not “anti-vax” and I believe in vaccines and the science behind them and I stand behind personal freedoms as a core component of my campaign. We cannot trade security for personal freedoms, because if we do we move that needle further to the right. Opening the door for other personal freedoms to be erased.

My statement in no way endorses the “anti-vax” movement.

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