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US Senator Marco Rubio sparked a backlash after claiming “people are tired of being told they have to stay home” when he has already received a Covid vaccine.
The Republican representative from Florida shared a photo of himself being vaccinated on Saturday.
The next day he tweeted that the public were fed up of being instructed to remain at home, and not being able to work or open their businesses, “by people who break their own rules and haven’t missed a paycheck.”
Social media users were angry that he was vaccinated ahead of frontline workers and also pointed out the high death toll in his home state and across the US.
Some also claimed more economic support for workers and small-businesses was needed to enable people to safely stay at home.
In response to Rubio’s latest tweet, Juan Escalante accused him of “shrugging off 300,000 deaths” after the senator has himself been given a vaccine.
This is coming from the same @marcorubio who has been vaccinated against #COVID19.
He’s shrugging off 300,000 deat… https://t.co/7ftGe8uV2G