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Former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell tragically passed away on Monday despite having gotten the vaccine. Liberals have been pushing the jab on the rest of us, claiming that it prevents the virus from affecting people very badly and, notably, from killing its victims.

The 84-year-old, who helped lead America following the 9/11 attacks before turning around and endorsing Barack Obama twice (and Biden once), shows that claims that the vaccine works some sorcery that protects completely against the virus are overblown.

“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family said in a statement.  “We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment.”

Powell served as national security adviser to Ronald Reagan and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under George H.W. Bush, as well as in the “W” Bush Administration during one of the toughest times our country has faced.

“Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell,” George W. Bush said in a statement. “He was highly respected at home and abroad. And most important, Colin was a family man and a friend. Laura and I send Alma and their children our sincere condolences as they remember the life of a great man.”

Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement, saying he was  “deeply saddened to learn that America has lost a leader and a statesman.” Cheney says Powell “had a remarkably distinguished career” and “was a man who loved his country and served her long and well.” 

It’s unclear what this means for claims that the vaccine prevents one from dying of COVID, but America lost a great leader who has accomplished much to make America a better place.