State Sen. James Manning, Jr. is struggling to cope with the death of his wife, Lawanda Manning. The 66-year-old reportedly died from side effects after being fully vaccinated against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or COVID Virus on April 17.
"I need time to process this as my heart is so broken, please keep us in prayer," the senator said on Facebook. "Thanks everybody for your kindness."
The remarks came just two months after the couple received both doses of the CCP Virus vaccine in Salem, 45 miles southwest of Portland.
"Lawanda and I are fully vaccinated," the senator said on Instagram at the time. "COVID-19 is real COVID-19 is persistent—please get vaccinated if not for yourself for your family and friends."