A federal Member of Parliament in Australia was refused entry into a country pub in New South Wales for refusing to show proof of vaccination. MP Bob Katter is not against vaccination – though he is against mandates.
On Sunday afternoon Katter was turned away at Tamworth Hotel in the state of NSW for refusing to show proof of vaccination.
His office has previously confirmed that Katter is vaccinated but that the lawmaker is against vaccine passports.
“Mr Katter himself is vaccinated and has encouraged people to go to their doctor, as he did, to discuss it,” a spokesperson previously told the press.
“Bob remains pro-vaccination but is anti-coercion and compulsion.”
A few weeks ago, the MP spoke at a freedom rally in Cairns.
During the rally, Katter said that he would not support government-sponsored legislation unless the government made a firm stand against vaccination mandates by states.
“Freedom should be honored and fought for, not spat upon as the premiers of Queensland and Victoria have done,” he said. “I warn the government to be prepared.”