Most Republicans are pushing the experimental COVID-19 injections just like Democrats.
That includes Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.
In Arkansas, 37.7% of residents are fully vaccinated at the time of writing.
That’s tied with Louisiana for the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate in the United States.
Clearly, the majority of Arkansas residents do not want the experimental injections.
But that doesn’t deter Governor Hutchinson from attempting to convince his constituents otherwise.
However, many Arkansas residents aren’t having it.
At a recent town hall meeting, Hutchinson’s constituents gave him an ear full about the experimental jabs.
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'What's in the Vaccine?': Arkansas Locals Confront Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Town Hall https://t.co/PsMxl1MXxo
— David Niño Rodriguez (@ninoboxer) August 6, 2021
"We know the truth, Governor."
Anti-vaxxers showed up to berate Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson during a COVID-19 townhall meeting meant to encourage vaccinations in Siloam Springs. The event came as cases rise across Arkansas with 36.3% of the states' residents fully vaccinated. pic.twitter.com/ydqec4Dyg8
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 5, 2021
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) says he regrets signing law banning local mask mandates, as COVID cases quickly rise in his state.
“In hindsight, I wish that had not become law,” said Hutchinson, who has asked lawmakers to allow school districts to adopt mask mandates. pic.twitter.com/sj1Q8ukLCA
— The Recount (@therecount) August 4, 2021
Newsweek painted the angry constituents as anti-vaxx conspiracy nuts:
Hutchinson, a Republican, was met with skepticism and hostility at an event in Siloam Springs, Arkansas on July 30 as he spoke to residents of the state in an effort to tackle vaccine hesitancy.
Around 48 percent of Arkansas residents had received at least one dose of vaccine as of August 4, according to data compiled by the Springfield News-Leader. The state is dealing with a spike in COVID cases.
Footage from Hutchinson’s town hall that aired on MSNBC on Wednesday shows two attendees questioning COVID vaccinations and others appearing to agree or applaud their comments.
One man asks Hutchinson: “What’s in the vaccine? Give me the insert sheet.”
Others in attendance appear to cheer at the question and there is some applause.
The man goes on: “If Mr. Doctor gives me a vial and says ‘trust me,’ I’ll give you a vial and you trust me.”
The ingredients for the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are available online from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website.
In another clip from the town hall, a woman claims that doctors should be using therapeutics to treat COVID-19 and tells the governor that vaccines will not save lives.
“If doctors were allowed to tell the truth and treat their patients with therapeutics, we would not have hospitals full of sick people dying, OK? Don’t forget me, governor,” she says.
“What works? What will save lives, governor? And it’s not the vaccine,” the woman adds.
Several others attending the town hall also questioned the vaccines while one man said he wasn’t sure COVID-19 was real, according to a Friday report from the Arkansas Times.
Hutchinson reportedly remained calm throughout the proceedings. He’s holding “community COVID conversations” in order to encourage greater uptake of the vaccines.