NH House Republicans, Once Again, Side with COVID Denier Extremists Over Public Health, Science

NH House Republicans, Once Again, Side with COVID Denier Extremists Over Public Health, Science

Speaker Sherman Packard and House Republican Leadership Attempt to Impede National Efforts to Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

CONCORD, NH – New Hampshire House Republicans, led by Speaker Sherman Packard, sent a letter today to the New Hampshire Congressional Delegation calling for them to side with COVID denier extremists over public health and science. The letter specifically calls on the delegation to oppose COVID-19 public health efforts by the Biden Administration. 

The letter is the latest in a long line of anti-public health and anti-science actions by House Republicans. In the past two weeks alone:

“Speaker Packard and his Republican colleagues’ behavior is unbelievably dangerous to Granite Staters,” said Zandra Rice Hawkins, executive director of Granite State Progress. “At the same time House Republican leadership amplifies conspiracy theories and endorses disinformation about public health, we are seeing a steady rise in pediatric COVID-19. It is because of the lack of leadership from Governor Chris Sununu and Speaker Packard that our children and community are at an increased risk of contracting a deadly virus. We deserve better from New Hampshire elected officials. Sununu and Packard should immediately apologize and start to take real steps to promote public health and science, for the safety of all of us. This includes removing from leadership and condemning the behavior of any elected official who promotes disinformation about COVID-19.”


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