Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) said at a town hall meeting last week that “most” of his children were not vaccinated yet remained healthy, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper reported Tuesday.
Loudermilk, a member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, was hosting a meeting in Cartersville, Georgia, when a constituent claimed that scientists with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had “falsified data” about vaccination safety.
“I believe it’s a parent’s decision whether to immunize or not,” Loudermilk responded. “Most of our children, we didn’t immunize.”
“They’re healthy,” he added. (Loudermilk’s campaign website noted he has three grown children.)
When the constituent asked whether Loudermilk would hold hearings on matter, he responded that “very possibly we can do that.” His office later released a statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution saying that two other committees were looking into the issue.
h/t Right Wing Watch