By Associated PressPublished: May. 28, 2021 at 12:46 PM UTC
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Jensen is backing a court action to stop COVID-19 vaccinations for 12- to 16-year-olds that, among other things, compares the inoculations to Nazi experimentation on imprisoned Jews.
Jensen is a family physician and former state senator from Chaska. And he’s the first named plaintiff in a petition filed in federal court in Alabama by America’s Frontline Doctors, which calls the vaccines “dangerous biological agents.”
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the group has attempted to diminish the seriousness of the pandemic and pushed misleading and false information. Jensen tells the newspaper he didn’t read the group’s entire petition before endorsing it.