Texas state Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) called vaccines “sorcery” on Tuesday while fighting with doctors on Twitter.
It began on Tuesday when he attacked Dr. Peter Hotez, an outspoken advocate for vaccination.
“You are bought and paid for by the biggest special interest in politics,” Stickland tweeted. “Do our state a favor and mind your own business. Parental rights mean more to us than your self enriching ‘science.'”
Hotez responded, “Sir, as you know, I don’t take a dime from the vaccine industry. I develop neglected disease vaccines for the world’s poorest people.”
“Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime,” the Texas lawmaker replied.
Make the case for your sorcery to consumers on your own dime. Like every other business. Quit using the heavy hand of government to make your business profitable through mandates and immunity. It’s disgusting.
— Jonathan Stickland (@RepStickland) May 7, 2019
As he was bashing Hotez, Stickland got tangled up into an argument with another doctor, who he called a “brainwashed commie.”
The fight has stretched on to Wednesday.
Meanwhile in Oregon, the state’s Republican Party is accusing Democrats of pushing “forced injections down every Oregon parent’s throat.”
H/t the Houston Chronicle
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