And many Twitter users responded in the same mocking way, essentially saying that if “owning the libs” was what it took to vaccinate the country and emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, then so be it.
“Please get vaccinated so our nutcase of a Governor will have less reasons for mindless restrictions!” Falwell, who stepped down as president of the evangelical Liberty University last year amid reports of a sex scandal, captioned this selfie on Instagram Thursday:
“If that’s what it takes then fine lol,” replied one person.
if that’s what it takes then fine lol
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) April 8, 2021
*sarcastically* Oh no, Jerry Falwell Jr. got vaccinated & is encouraging his followers to do the same. I feel SO owned rn. https://t.co/L2c8Dev7eW
— Morgan M(onke) McIntyre ??????? (@MorganMMcIntyre) April 9, 2021
We agree with Jerry Falwell Jr. Please get vaccinated to own the libs. We will be so owned by reaching herd immunity. https://t.co/ziYFBHcsx9
— Blue Grass Roots (@BGR_US) April 8, 2021
In all seriousness, “Own the libs, wear a mask and then we won’t have these mindless restrictions!” was sitting there the whole time and probably would have happened organically if Trump had not staked out an anti-mask stance https://t.co/eBDZv4tfG6
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 8, 2021