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Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York unabashedly expressed support for mandatory masking for 2-year-old children, asserting that parents would have been committing child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic if they opted not to mask their 2-year-old kids because masks were the only option to protect those young people when there was not yet a vaccine available for them.
Nadler, who noted that in the past he had to be vaccinated before going to school, spoke in favor of vaccine mandates. He said vaccinations are necessary "to prevent diseases" as well as "pandemics."
The long-serving left-wing lawmaker who has been in office for over three decades said that a nurse caring for patients could transmit disease and should be required to be vaccinated. Getting vaccinated "not only protects her, it protects against transmission," he claimed, adding that health care workers "certainly" should be required to get vaccinated.
"Your 2-year-old should be forced to be masked. That is what the Ranking Member ... just said," Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas declared, adding that Nadler was saying the federal government should be involved in requiring 2-year-old kids to wear masks.
"Chip having a field day!" TheBlaze's Daniel Horowitz tweeted in response to a clip of Roy's remarks.
"Thank you, @chiproytx for your steadfast calling out of the Covid cult!" someone else tweeted.
"When your adversary is losing - let him," Roy tweeted.
"They have no regrets about harming kids in the name of COVID. If given the chance … they'll do it again," the DeSantis War Room Twitter account tweeted.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.