Cal Cunningham, a Democrat running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, said during a debate on Monday that he’d be “hesitant” to take a coronavirus vaccine that was developed before the end of the year.
“I’m going to ask a lot of questions,” Mr. Cunningham said. “I think that’s incumbent on all of us right now with the way we’ve seen politics intervening in Washington.”
GOP Sen. Thom Tillis said such a statement puts lives at risk.
“We just heard a candidate for the U.S. Senate look into the camera and tell 10 million North Carolinians he would be hesitant to take a vaccine,” the senator said. “I think that that’s irresponsible.”
Mr. Cunningham said after the debate that he wouldn’t hesitate to take a vaccine if public officials signed off and that he’d encourage others to do so, according to the Charlotte Observer.
The North Carolina Senate race is one of the most competitive in the country and