Wednesday, September 14 2022

CONCORD, NH (AP) – Gov. Chris Sununu calls for the removal of a state official, another Republican, from his post as head of the legislative tax committee, saying lawmakers continue to spread misinformation about COVID -19.

Last month, Representative Ken Weyler, of Kingston, told State Health Commissioner Lori Shibinette at a committee hearing that he doubted state figures showing that 90% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 are not vaccinated. Shibinette said it was incorrect and it was misinformation.

On Monday, Democratic Committee Representative Mary Jane Wallner released a statement saying Weyler sent the entire committee an email containing a 52-page “report” containing disinformation about COVID-19, including allegations that living creatures with tentacles enter people’s bodies through the vaccine and this technology was placed in the vaccine to control people’s thoughts.

Sununu said in a statement Monday that he had “repeatedly expressed” to Speaker of the House Sherman Packard the need to remove Weyler from his leadership position, calling the latest emails “absurd” and saying that they had “accelerated the urgency of which the president must take measures”. . “

Sununu added, “The spread of this disinformation clearly shows a detachment from reality and a lack of judgment. “

Contacted by phone Tuesday, Weyler told The Associated Press: “I have no comment.”

Packard, a Republican, did not immediately respond to an email seeing a comment. He told New Hampshire Public Radio in a statement: “It is not uncommon, whether one agrees or disagrees with the content, for a committee chair to share constitutive information with members of the committee. committee.

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