In an interview Sunday on “Face the Nation,” host Margaret Brennan asked Julia Letlow about the issue of vaccine reluctance among Republicans. Recent polls have found that Republican men are more likely than any other group to say they will not receive a coronavirus vaccine.
“I want to be an advocate and a voice for everyone,” said Julia Letlow. “Look at my family. Use my story. ”
Republican elected @jbletlowThe party’s message to those still hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine: “I want to be an advocate and a voice for everyone… Look at my family, use my story. pic.twitter.com/GyUMOcYYsS
– Face the Nation (@FaceTheNation) 28 mars 2021
She added, “COVID can affect all families. There is a vaccine that has vital capacities. I want to encourage everyone to trust him and get vaccinated. ”
Luke Letlow died of COVID-19 in December after a relatively short battle with the disease. He was 41 years old.
Julia Letlow won the seat left empty by her husband’s death last week after a special election. Her husband initially won the seat with 64.5% of the vote.
Julia Letlow, who garnered support from former President Trump, defeated eight other Republicans to take the seat.
His comments come as Louisiana is set to expand its eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Monday, anyone aged 16 and over will be able to get the vaccine, WDSU News reported.