During an appearance on Showtime’s The Circus, U.S. House candidate Anthony Sabatini, who currently serves in the Florida legislature, mocked the female reporter as she questioned him on COVID-19 vaccine passports and other restrictions, and repeatedly asserted her own views to debate the candidate.
In a two minute clip of the interview posted to Twitter, Sabatini explained that he views it as his duty as an elected official to protect the rights and freedoms of his constituents. “I’m not here to micromanage every aspect of their lives,” said Sabatini, “Maybe you don’t understand that because you work in journalism, but that’s the role of the government, that’s actually the founding principle of the government, is to protect rights, let decisions be made by individuals concerning their own public health.”
The reporter, Alex Wagner, immediately parroted the left wing side of the COVID-19 debate. “But there is another side to this, okay? And there are people that say, if the federal government doesn’t step in in the event of mass death in America, a widely transmissible virus that is laying waste to the economy, that is shuttering schools and businesses, that is putting hospitals at capacity,” said Wagner, before being cut off by Sabatini.
Sabatini challenged, “What world are you living in? Are you vaccinated?” She replied that she was vaccinated, prompting Sabatini to question, “Okay. Are you encouraging people to get vaccinated?”
The reporter then asserted that she was “not here to tell you what I think” but was instead trying to help her viewers understand his thought process, “because there’s a lot of people that just don’t understand.”
“They’re stupid. They’re stupid,” Sabatini interjected. Wagner quickly replied, “You think they’re stupid?” Sabatini answered, “Yes.”
Eventually, Wagner appeared to understand that Sabatini was not wholly against the vaccine, but rather a vaccine passport system or mandate that requires individuals to accept one of the controversial vaccines or risk losing basic freedoms or employment. read more