Rep. Holt predicted Iowans would not tolerate vaccine passports, but Speaker Grassley predicted vaccine would be ‘required’ to do ‘any sort of traveling’

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One of the more interesting lines from Wednesday’s debate on the partial COVID-19 vaccine passport ban was when Republican Rep. Steve Holt said vaccine passports would not be tolerated in America.

“We’re not going to tolerate people not being able to travel without a shot,” he said. “Not going to happen in America.”


But in March, when Speaker Pat Grassley appeared on Iowa Press, he said he would receive a COVID-19 vaccine because it would be required for…travel.

“I’m assuming it’ll get to the point where we’ll all be required to do it if we want to do any sort of traveling,” Grassley said.

Earlier this year, The Iowa Standard asked Sen. Chuck Grassley what protections are offered to Americans if airlines do require vaccination for travel. Here was his answer:

“Well, I don’t know if that will keep people from traveling or not. I suppose if that was a requirement and you wanted to travel by airplane or I suppose it could apply to trains as well, you might not be able to travel the way you’d want to travel. You’d have to find other ways of traveling, which obviously may be by car. But I don’t see the federal government forcing people to get vaccinated.”

Author: Jacob Hall


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