Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Giuliani stated he has been barred from an upcoming major debate as a result of he has refused to submit proof he’s been vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
At a information convention Sunday exterior the places of work of CBS-TV, which is televising the controversy Monday night time, the son of former New York Metropolis Mayor Rudy Giuliani stated he has chosen to not be vaccinated however that he informed debate organizers he would take a number of assessments main as much as and on the day of the controversy.
Giuliani stated he was informed initially that he solely wanted to take a take a look at on the day of the controversy, then was informed he needed to present proof of vaccination.
“I told them I would not do that,” he stated. “I don’t think that’s something that even someone who has chosen to get the shot should have to do, from a constitutional standpoint.”
A message searching for remark was left with CBS on Sunday.
Giuliani, a former adviser to former President Donald Trump, stated he would take part within the debate just about in opposition to Rep. Lee Zeldin, Westchester County Government Rob Astorino and businessman Harry Wilson.
Giuliani has criticized vaccine mandates in New York Metropolis and stated Sunday that, if elected, he’ll restore the roles of public employees fired for not getting the vaccine.
He stated he selected to not be vaccinated “for a couple of different reasons,” together with that federal well being officers have stated the vaccine “doesn’t actually stop transmission” of COVID-19.