September 15, 2020
For Immediate Release
Raleigh, NC - Last night, in front of millions of North Carolinians, Cal Cunningham decided to cast doubt on the COVID-19 vaccine’s effectiveness. This radical anti-science stance reveals that Democrats like Cal Cunningham will say anything they think will help them get elected even if it endangers their lives. As the candidate for US Senate, Cunningham has enormous influence over the North Carolina Democrat party, and North Carolinians deserve to know whether or not they will stand with Cal Cunningham’s dangerous, irresponsible vaccine stance or follow the medical science.
“Cal Cunningham’s vaccine stance proves that he is unfit for office because he is spreading doubt about a vaccine that can save people’s lives,” said NCGOP Press Secretary Tim Wigginton. “North Carolinians deserve to know if Democrats will stand with Cal Cunningham against the vaccine or will they follow the advice of health experts to help us get past the pandemic?”
Cunningham’s dangerous vaccine stance is simply the latest example of Cunningham putting politics over people’s lives during the pandemic. Last night, Cunningham unequivocally declared that he would vote against the COVID-19 relief bill with funding for vaccine research, increased unemployment funding, and refill the PPP program. Last night’s debate demonstrated that Cal Cunningham is an empty suit focused on repeating misleading attacks instead of finding serious solutions.
Cunningham's comments on the COVID-19 vaccine are also at odds with digital advertisements he has run emphasizing the need to follow the advice of medical professionals like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has said the vaccine will be safe.