CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democratic Senate leaders said Thursday they’re against a special session to consider bills that would bar schools and businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations or other measures.
Sen. Ron Stollings of Boone, who is also a physician, said the health care system is stretched.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Stollings, Senate Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin of Greenbrier, and Sen. Richard Lindsay of Kanawha held a teleconference to show solidarity with Senate Republicans who they said are quietly opposed to holding a COVID-19 special session.
Baldwin says somebody has to “stand up for the right thing.”
Lindsay said he is astounded that some Republicans want to impose their will on businesses and schools.