Three stooges of the COVID vaccine mandate crossfire

This is an opinion cartoon.

The Alabama Legislature special session on redistricting has taken a detour into anti-vaccine mandate horseplay. Businesses and employers are caught in the crossfire between Biden’s vaccine mandate and GOP lawmakers’ comical efforts to ban the mandate.

“We as a Legislature are about to manufacture an excuse for folks not to take the vaccine,” said Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro. He called the legislation “red meat” intended to put the state in line with national Republican politics.

Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, said there is strong opposition to the legislation from businesses and employers.

“They’re caught in crossfire literally,” Albritton said. “And we don’t want to do that. But we don’t know what options there are. With the federal mandate that’s passed down, we either sit and watch it or we try to do something. We’re not inclined to sit and watch.”

The real Three Stooges would be proud.

 

JD Crowe is the cartoonist for Alabama Media Group and AL.com and 2020 RFK Human Rights Award winner for Editorial Cartoons.

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