McConnell urges Republican men to get COVID-19 vaccine during visit to Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- Tuesday, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell visited The Medical Center at Bowling Green to discuss Kentucky’s vaccine distribution efforts and the multiple COVID-19 relief bills passed last year. 

McConnell discussed the five bipartisan rescue packages passed by the Senate allocating almost $48 billion for the development of vaccines and treatments. He also urged Republican men to get vaccinated, as they are more reluctant to get it. 

McConnell also reflected on the past year of the pandemic and urged people to continue wearing a mask. He said that is one issue he and Kentucky’s other U.S. Senator Rand Paul are not in agreement. Paul has been a vocal critic of continued mask wearing.