At the conservative AmericaFest mega-convention in Phoenix, Arizona, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said on Sunday she will not get vaccinated for Covid-19, and she encouraged people to “stiffen their spines” in resistance to vaccine mandates. Palin got the virus in April and recovered.
“It’ll be over my dead body that I’ll have to get a shot. I will not do it. I won’t do it, and they better not touch my kids, either,” she said.
Turning Point USA President Charlie Kirk interviewed Palin, and asked her what she says to people who are getting fired because they are refusing the Covid vaccine.
“I think if enough of us, rise up and say, ‘No, enough is enough,’ there are more of us than there are of them,” Palin said, to thunderous applause. Palin said. “There is an empowerment in a group like this where we can kind of feed off each other and really be strong.”
Chugiak Eagle River Assemblywoman Jamie Allard and former LaMex Restaurant owner Trina Johnson are at the conference and said they are going to try to get Kirk to Alaska to talk to young people in the 49th state.
“They love her down here,” Allard said of Palin in Arizona. “She could not move through the civic center without a flock following her.”
Palin comments were echoed by many others at the convention, including Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson.
“No one should be forced to get the vaccine against their will under any circumstances whatsoever,” said Kirk. “Period. End of story.”
Other conservative superstars on the agenda of the conservative gathering include Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Benny Johnson, Jesse Watters, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Congresswoman Kat Cammack, Jack Posobiec, Candace Owens, Sen. Ted Cruz, Brandon Tatum, Kyle Rittenhouse, Donald Trump Jr., Tucker Carlson, Kayleigh McEnany, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor-Greene, and Dennis Prager of Prager U.
The agenda and more information about Turning Point USA at this link.
Performances by Dee Jay Silver and Lee Greenwood, Russell Dickerson, and Dustin Lynch are also on the agenda.
About 20,000 people are attending the conference, which is aimed at younger Americans. In addition to Palin, Allard, and Johnson, there were at least five other Alaskans at the event.
Turning Point USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote freedom. Its founder and president, Charlie Kirk, age 28, started the organization in 2012 to push back on the Marxist indoctrination on America’s college campuses.