Baffling Marjorie Taylor Greene Comment Becomes Instant Meme
MP Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) Issued an odd excuse Tuesday for not revealing her vaccination status, which has become quick fodder for social media memes.
The far-right MP held a press conference after being temporarily banned from Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation, an activity she makes a habit both online and offline.
She was asked by a reporter if she had been vaccinated and if she had effectiveness with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.).
Greene apparently didn't want to share her own vaccination information. A vaccination announcement like Scalise's could encourage reluctant supporters to take the vaccine as the highly contagious Delta variant rises across the country.
"Your first question is a violation of my HIPAA rights," Greene replied. "You see, with HIPAA rights, we don't have to disclose our medical records, and that includes our vaccine records."
That is not right. HIPAA applies to medical providers, insurers, and other healthcare institutions that have access to medical records. It gives individuals rights and restrictions on which facilities can access their health information.
It doesn't stop a reporter from asking about your medical history. And it doesn't stop anyone from saying if they've been vaccinated.
But hey, if Greene can handle questions then why can't everyone else?
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
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