As Fourth of July Nears, Democratic Party of Georgia Calls Out Brian Kemp for Leadership Failure on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

June 14, 2021

With the Fourth of July just under three weeks away, the Democratic Party of Georgia is calling out Brian Kemp for his failure to get Georgia vaccinated. 
As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week:

Only 52% of Georgia adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine as of Thursday, well below the national average of 63%. At the current rate of vaccination, Georgia will not reach 70% — a goal the Biden Administration hoped to achieve by July 4 — for at least another four months, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution analysis shows. 

Georgia’s consistently low vaccination rate persists after poor execution of the vaccine rollout by Brian Kemp – including “inefficient logistics” for vaccine distribution and mass vaccination site opening delays – as well as the state’s underfunded public health budget under Republican leadership.

“Brian Kemp has failed Georgia at every stage of this pandemic, and now he has let down Georgians once again by failing to effectively lead efforts to get our state fully vaccinated,” said Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Instead of ramping up vaccine distribution when President Biden passed the American Rescue Plan, Kemp botched the rollout process, contradicted public health experts, and did little to combat vaccine hesitancy. Georgians won’t forget that Brian Kemp put politics before our health and safety, and blocked meaningful progress on the number one issue on Georgians’ minds – getting back to normal.”


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