GOP Congressional Hopeful’s Defense Of Kyrie Irving Goes Awry

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A Republican candidate for Congress self-owned with a hot take on Kyrie Irving’s benching by the Brooklyn Nets because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lavern Spicer, who is running for a House district in southeast Florida, was ridiculed and accused of false equivalency following this exchange on Twitter:

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Critics noted the differences in how HIV and COVID-19 are transmitted and suggested Spicer should be the one who returns to school.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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