Achieving the needed level of herd immunity will be crucial in 2021. Nebraska would grievously undercut that effort if the state denied vaccinations to noncitizens.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had called Gov. Ricketts racist Tuesday evening on Twitter. On Wednesday, the governor said: “AOC is someone who does not care about Nebraska.”
Proof of American citizenship is not required for Nebraskans to receive COVID vaccinations, a spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts said.