Rep. Ashley Hinson and Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer were asked whether they think vaccines should be mandatory during Monday’s debate.
Finkenauer said she would listen to the experts. She never answered the question with yes or no.
Hinson said she opposed a mandate.
“I don’t think we need a mandate, I think we need choice in that regard,” Hinson said. “We’ve seen that surface as a definite issue and people being empowered to take care of their health care during this challenging time. I’d like to see that choice be up to the individual in this case.”
Required face masks were also brought up.
Hinson said many local leaders have stepped up and done that, but she wears a mask everywhere in public. She said local businesses have taken it into their own hands.
“I don’t know of a single business that I’ve gone into that hasn’t already had a requirement that you were a mask going in,” she said.
Finkenauer again deferred to the experts.
“The experts right now are suggesting that every single person wear a mask to cut down on the spread of this,” she said.