The RNC Research account — which, according to its profile description, focuses on “exposing the lies, hypocrisy, and failed far-left policies of Joe Biden and the Democrat Party” — wrongly said Murthy advocated for parents to wear masks around their unvaccinated children.
Here’s what Murthy said during the interview:
“For example, if you happen to have a lot of interaction with folks who are unvaccinated — let’s say you’re a parent like me, who has young children at home who are not vaccinated — that’s a circumstance where being extra cautious and wearing that mask even if you’re fully vaccinated, wearing it outside when you’re in indoor public locations, is an extra step to protecting those at home.”
“What the Surgeon General said is that parents of unvaccinated kids can wear masks in public places to avoid bringing infection home to their kids,” Murthy’s communications director Alexandria Phillips told CNN, “so they don’t have to wear masks at home with their kids.”
The RNC did not respond to CNN’s request for comment before this article was published.