Senator Markey sparks controversy by tweeting “Racial justice must be our number one priority as we distribute the COVID-19 vaccine”

Democrat Senator Ed Markey sparked controversy by tweeting “Racial justice must be our number one priority as we distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Join me live with @SenWarren, @RepPressley, @NikaElugardo, @macurry01, and Rev. Culpepper as we discuss the need for greater equity and accessibility in vaccinations.”

Some of the many responses include

“Shouldn’t saving as many lives as possible be our first priority? What am I missing here?”

“Good God. What does that mean. ??? I am a 73 year old white woman with COPD . Do I not deserve “justice.” ???????”

“Are you an insane person?”