Sean Duffy is not known for his stellar intellect, which is a charitable characterization of him. But just when you thought he couldn’t get much dimmer he digs deep and goes the extra mile.
Appearing on MSNBC this morning Duffy spoke to host Jose Diaz-Balart and delivered this gem: “I think a lot of parents who are smart, well-read — they’re the ones who are choosing not to vaccinate. And oftentimes, those who may not be as well-read — they are vaccinating. “
Wow. A mediocre lawyer and sub-optimal legislator is now a ” well read ” expert on the risks and benefits of vaccinations. What has Sean been reading? Please, Congressman, post your reading list on your website and enlighten us all.
It’s bad enough that Duffy is exposing his own children to harmful, preventable diseases, but with his public stage he’s in a position to influence other people to do the same, which puts all of our children and grandchildren at risk.
This is as wildly reckless a statement as a public figure, and especially an elected official, can make. Vaccines are one of the greatest success stories in the history of public health, sparing tens and maybe hundreds of thousands of children from the suffering, permanent disability and even death associated with a wide variety of preventable diseases.
I think Duffy has an absolute obligation to immediately post on his official website both his reading list and a list of the vaccinations he’s decided his children don’t need. As it stands right now he’s a public health menace.