NHGOP Uses Shameful Political Attacks to Distract from Chris Sununu’s Vaccine Rollout Failure
Concord, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Republican Party today launched a shameful political attack against New Hampshire’s federal delegation to distract from the fact that under Chris Sununu, New Hampshire is falling behind other states with the vaccine rollout. New Hampshire still trails neighboring states Maine and Vermont in the percentage of the population that has been vaccinated. According to a report from Bloomberg News, Vermont’s vaccination rate is 4.13 percent and Maine’s is 4.15 percent, while New Hampshire’s is 3.64 percent. Meanwhile, some frontline workers in New Hampshire have been unable to even sign up to receive their second dose. New Hampshire is falling behind states like West Virginia, which became the first state in the country to finish its first round of vaccinations at all of its long-term care facilities after opting out of the Trump administration’s plan to rely on national pharmacy groups to distribute the vaccine. “This disgusting political attack from the NHGOP is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to distract from Chris Sununu’s vaccine rollout failure,” said New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Ray Buckley. “It is unacceptable that New Hampshire is lagging behind our neighboring states in vaccine distribution and that Sununu is not prioritizing vaccinating nursing homes while other states are.” Senators Shaheen and Hassan announced that they got vaccinated on the advice of the Capitol’s Attending Physician after being held in a confined safe room for hours with many others while domestic terrorists attacked the Capitol after being incited by President Trump and his allies.