LOOK: Giant Mosquito Wanders Senate During Zika Hearing, Hands Out Bug Repellant
Like so many others, the folks at NARAL Pro-Choice America aren’t happy with the way Republican lawmakers have been dragging their feet on the Zika epidemic.
Unlike so many others, NARAL sent a man in a mosquito outfit to the Senate.
A giant feminist mosquito trolled Senate Republicans at their Zika hearing yesterday, and don’t worry I got pics. https://t.co/nddF4NmG7u
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) July 14, 2016
According to Laura Bassett of the Huffington Post, the man showed up because Republicans have proposed think a possible solution to Zika is making it harder for women in countries affected by the virus to get birth control and family planning services. Since the virus is especially dire for pregnant women, that makes little sense.
When not handing out bug repellant, Mr. Mosquito put it like this to those who were assembled outside of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing: “Republicans don’t have a plan for Zika, but mosquitoes do.” Click over to HuffPo to see more photos of him as he interacted with spectators.
That’s one way to make a statement, but will House Republicans listen or tell him to buzz off?
[image via Twitter/Laura Bassett]
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