GOP doctors in Congress release video urging people to get vaccinated

Amid concerns about vaccine hesitancy from Republicans, some GOP doctors in Congress took matters into their own hands on Tuesday by releasing a video urging people to get the shot.

The video, led by Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.), a doctor, features some of the lawmakers wearing white coats with stethoscopes around their necks speaking into the camera.

“This vaccine is safe,” says Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), a heart surgeon.

GOP-tailored messages: Some of the messages point to the greater freedom that people can have once they are inoculated.

Bucshon says the way “to end the government’s restrictions on our freedoms is to take action and get the vaccine.”

Rep. John Joyce (R-Pa.) pointed to the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, which developed the vaccines but has become a phrase the Biden administration has stopped using.