Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat down with comedian Bill Maher on the latest episode of his podcast Club Random; Rodgers discussed California, COVID closures, and woke mob pressure.
On California, Rodgers says the “state’s going to s–t but I’m hanging on.”
“I grew up in a small town, very little [COVID] cases up in Chico, California, but all the small businesses? F***ing gone,’ Rodgers says.
From The Daily Mail:
[COVID closures] crippled businesses across California with 40,000 estimated to have collapsed – the highest figure in any state across the nation.
Rodgers also spoke of his disapproval of AB 2098, a new bill heading to the desk of Governor Newsom that could see doctors disciplined for promoting COVID-19 misinformation.
The law is controversial because the definitions of ‘misinformation’ and ‘disinformation’ are so broad.
Rodgers also explained how he does not consider himself to be a conservative and used the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as an example.
“I think there’s a lot of people that believe that you should have your own decision-making on your own medical decisions,” he said to Maher.
“My thing is I have an issue with the hypocrisy in society in general and I know you do as well, but abortion has been a hot topic, right? And especially after Roe v. Wade got overturned and sent back to the states, or whatever. I don’t believe the government should have any control over what we do with our bodies”
“As much as I might lean more pro-life, I don’t want the government to tell me I can’t smoke a cigar, I can’t have a drink of alcohol, I can’t choose my own medical decisions. And if I’m a woman, don’t f***ing tell me what to do. Like whether or not I agree with what you decide to do, who cares? And the government should not have a decision that infringes upon my own personal freedoms.”
While Rodgers maintains he is not anti-vax, he does feel he’s in the “crosshairs of the woke mob right now.”
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Lightning Rod NFL QB Aaron Rodgers Says California is ‘Going to S***’ After Harsh COVID Policies
— RedState (@RedState) September 12, 2022