Idaho lawmakers propose bill to criminalize administering COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Idaho lawmakers propose bill to criminalize administering COVID-19 mRNA vaccines

Idaho State Senator Tammy Nichols speaking with attendees at the 2022 Hazlitt Summit hosted by the Young Americans for Liberty Foundation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport in Orlando, Florida.

Two Republican lawmakers in Idaho have proposed a piece of legislation that would lead to criminal charges against those who administer mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

On February 15, Sen. Tammy Nichols, R-Middleton, and Rep. Judy Boyle, R-Midvale introduced their bill to the House Health & Welfare Committee.

The bill, which seeks to charge mRNA vaccine administrators with misdemeanors, includes text that reads: "A person may not provide or administer a vaccine developed using messenger ribonucleic acid technology for use in an individual or any other mammal in this state."

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While presenting the bill to the committee, Nichols said, "We have issues this was fast-tracked."

Per the news outlet, she also insisted "there is no liability, informed consent or data on mRNA vaccines. She later clarified she was referring to the two COVID-19 vaccines, Pfizer and Moderna."

She noted, "I think there is a lot of information that comes out with concerns to blood clots and heart issues."

Despite Nichols' arguments, Rep. Ilana Rubel, D-Boise, pushed back against the Republican lawmaker's assessment, raising questions about her claim regarding the vaccine being fast-tracked.

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However, Nichols claimed that she believes it "may not have been done like we thought it should've been done."

"There are other shots we could utilize that don't have mRNA in it," Nichols said.

The bill would have to br voted on by committee members to advance to the state's House of Representatives for debate.

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