Apparently, if you're an unvaccinated person in Washington State, you're a 'terrorist' in the eyes of Jay Inslee?


The story about this was published December 9th, the press conference in question was the week prior.

“Thirty-four percent of Washingtonians are walking around with a time bomb in their backpack because they’re not vaccinated,"

Gov. Inslee, in what his administration told AM 770 KTTH Radio in Seattle was an unscripted comment, said this:

“Thirty-four percent of Washingtonians are walking around with a time bomb in their backpack because they’re not vaccinated,"

We watched that press conference, it made for an uncomfortable moment, but went unchallenged by the attending media.

Now, a number of weeks have passed since that comment, and the 34 percent unvaxed rate has apparently shrunk, according to information released Tuesday by the Washington State Department of Health. They now claim 82 percent of WA residents 12 and older have received at least one dose of vaccination.  Inslee was likely referring to the fully vaccinated rate. DOH says 75.6 percent are fully vaccinated.

But even if 66 percent (subtract his 34 percent) are fully immunized against COVID, that's two-thirds, shouldn't that be cutting case numbers dramatically?

While we're not seeing that happen as breakthrough cases are climbing rapidly (see our report from Benton Franklin Health Department in Oct) you would think a 66 percent rate would be viewed as successful by state officials.

But apparently, it's not.  So, is it about vaccination or bending a person's will? Possibly. Inslee also offered up this gem:

“You’re either going to have had COVID, you’re going to have a vaccination, or you’re going to be dead,”

NO one held him accountable for his "backpack bomb" comment, which clearly insinuated un-vaccinated persons are like bomb-wielding terrorists?  Was that an insult to Muslims?  That point was argued by KTTH's Jason Rantz.

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But nothing was said, statements were not challenged.  If you had any confusion as to how Inslee views those who do not agree with him, this would be it.

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