Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks retweets fake story about Biden withholding benefits to unvaccinated veterans

Left, Army Medic Angela Asencio gives Army Captain Jason Tuttle the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tripler Army Medical Center. December 17, 2020

To our readers, my apologies for this fake news story that was just deleted from News Busters, our original source.

The Gazette: Democrats and others on Monday blasted Iowa freshman Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks for sharing a fake news article from a satirical news website falsely claiming Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration of withholding health benefits from unvaccinated veterans.

Miller-Meeks, a licensed ophthalmologist and member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, retweeted the fake story from with the headline “Biden Orders VA To Withhold Health Benefits From Unvaccinated Veterans” to her 11,000 followers from her personal Twitter account late Sunday. In sharing it, she added “if true, this is insane!”