Oct. 05, 2021

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) wrote a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday outlining the work of House Republican members in advocating for and supporting the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine following weeks of allegations by the Wolf administration that Republican lawmakers have not done enough to support vaccination efforts.

“I wanted to reach out because it appears you are unaware, willfully or otherwise, of the extensive efforts of Republican lawmakers in the House to lead on this issue and help Pennsylvanians get through this pandemic safely,” Benninghoff wrote. 

“I believe what many Pennsylvanians, not just Republicans, find frustrating is the changing promises your administration keeps making regarding the pandemic, especially as it relates to the vaccine. Many who have received the vaccine did so out of a sense of duty to others, but also under the belief that doing so would return Pennsylvania to some semblance of normalcy,” the letter continues.

“Instead, skewed data, shifting mandates, and mixed messaging from your office has further dismayed many Pennsylvanians and has served to increase skepticism among those who were already hesitant to receive the vaccine,” Benninghoff wrote. “What better time than now to stop the political one-upmanship? Much of my caucus has only demanded one essential thing: Inclusion into the decision-making process. A request that even to this day is being denied.”

Read the letter here.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
Pennsylvania House Majority Leader
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives