State Senator Stuck In El Salvador With COVID Airlifted To Florida

State Senator Stuck In El Salvador With COVID Airlifted To Florida just picked up this interesting detail from The Bellingham Herald. Their article is behind a paywall, but here’s a snippet from it.

You might remember Ericksen as the lunatic anti-vaxxer who got sick while in El Salvador and couldn’t travel home, and then begged for Regeneron so he wouldn’t get even sicker or die. Well, somehow, he’s managed to snag a Medevac flight from El Salvador to Florida so that he gets the treatment he needs. Given that the distance involved is nearly 3000 miles, that had to have been an expensive proposition, probably north of $100,000 for the flight. The article doesn’t mention who paid for it, but one wonders if the taxpayers are on the hook for this man’s foolishness. It wouldn’t be the first time.

Also of note, according to Wikipedia, “In 2021, Ericksen missed legislative votes to act as a monitor for the 2021 Salvadoran legislative election, which strengthened the position of El Salvador’s authoritarian president’s party.” Besides the question of what a state senator is doing monitoring elections in Central America, the actual election was held back in February. Ericksen contracted COVID in November. Curious and curiouser, right?

WA State Senator Doug Ericksen is in stable condition at a Ft. Lauderdale, FL hospital after receiving a medevac flight from El Salvador. Ericksen wrote to his legislative colleagues last week that he tested positive for covid:

— Denver Pratt (@DenverPratt) November 19, 2021

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