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Latest Dangerous Act From Anti-Vaccination Candidate Comes Weeks After He Publicly Minimized Pandemic 

May 7th, Victorville, CA -- Today, having recently learned her own mother is COVID-19 positive, Biotechnology Advisor Chris Bubser strongly condemns Assemblyman Jay Obernolte for recklessly refusing to wear a mask for several hours at the Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee meeting on Tuesday, May 5th. 

“I am disappointed to see Jay Obernolte’s blatant disregard for his colleagues in such a challenging time. No one should have to choose between keeping their parents and children safe and doing their job,” commented Bubser. “Obernolte’s reckless dismissal of health guidelines is yet another illustration of his denial of basic science and his blind loyalty to partisan ideology. In Congress, my decisions will be based on facts.”

This latest dismissal of evidence is part of a larger anti-science pattern from Jay Obernolte. Just a few weeks ago Obernolte dangerously misinformed the public by downplaying the threat of Coronavirus and critiquing COVID-19 data from John Hopkins. Obernolte insisted, “I know that newspapers are in the businesses of selling more newspapers. But scare tactics like this graph are not helpful.” 

Furthermore Jay Obernolte’s opposition to vaccination requirements in schools and day care centers, rejection of the science of climate change, and opposition to extending health care benefits to children, make it clear that he is not equipped to help the country manage this crisis and take a fact-based approach to revitalizing the economy. 

While Obernolte has been minimizing the seriousness of the pandemic, thirty-seven constituents of California's 8th Congressional District have passed away from COVID-19. The Bubser campaign and its volunteers continue to make “wellness calls” to senior citizens in the district to usher them towards resources, offer to grocery shop, and combat the negative effects of isolation. In a continued effort to promote community during these challenging times, Bubser has held seven virtual town halls since the stay at home order was issued. 

Chris Bubser has spent decades working in health care and helped bring life-saving treatments to patients during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. As a working mother with a daughter with a pre-existing condition and a mother in a nursing home with COVID-19, Chris not only has the experience necessary to analyze data and come to fact-based solutions, but understands firsthand how those decisions impact regular people. 

Chris Bubser
Democrat for Congress

Chris Bubser is running for Congress in California’s 8th District.

P.O. Box 3702,

Victorville, CA 92393

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