Rep. Jim Banks: “Unvaccinated Lives Matter”, Despite Banks Politicizing Science-Based Protections like Masks


Rep. Jim Banks: “Unvaccinated Lives Matter!” 

Congressman Banks demonizes proven measures that would prevent unvaccinated individuals from getting COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today felt sorry for U.S. Congressman Jim Banks for abiding by a form of extreme partisanship that had made him a hypocrite in the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet yesterday, Banks claimed that “Unvaccinated Lives Matter!” – but, if the Congressman truly believed in that statement, he would be advocating for proven, science-based measures (like masks) that would protect Hoosiers who have not yet received their vaccine. Instead, Banks has consistently demonized masks and vaccines just as Indiana has reached its “darkest time” in the fight against the coronavirus. 

Unfortunately, Jim Banks fits a long pattern of Indiana Republicans who refused to do anything to help Hoosier families put the pandemic behind them. Only one Indiana Republican in the state’s Congressional delegation has consistently promoted vaccines. What’s worse, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has refused to hold a media briefing for more than 164 days – despite the state reporting cases, hospitalizations, and deaths not seen since the start of the year and the height of the pandemic. The Indiana Republican Party’s partisanship on COVID-19 is harming the future of Indiana and Hoosier families. 

Indiana Democrats have done everything possible to help Hoosier families put the pandemic behind them. U.S. Congressmen André Carson and Frank Mrvan helped pass the American Rescue Plan, which delivered vaccines in arms and relief for both families and cities and towns across Indiana. Democrats delivered for Hoosiers despite universal opposition from Indiana Republicans who all voted “NO” on the Rescue Plan. 

SHOT: Congressman Jim Banks Calls to Protect Unvaccinated Hoosiers

Rep. Jim Banks: “Unvaccinated Lives Matter!” 

CHASER: Banks Demonizes Science-Based Options to Protect Unvaccinated Hoosiers

Rep. Jim Banks: “Biden will go to any length to make sure your kids are masked at school…”

Rep. Jim Banks: “…there’s no logic for new mask mandates.” 

Rep. Jim Banks: “Democrats want to control your life and force you to wear a mask forever. They enjoy the power that comes with government mandates too much. Enough is enough!” 

LIME: Jim Banks is Vaccinated, But Refused to Tell Constituents

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, has been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, but that doesn’t mean he is pushing his constituents to do the same.


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