AL state senator says he used a poor choice of words regarding COVID-19

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh-(R) told WBRC FOX6 News Friday he didn’t ‘say what he meant’ Thursday when he was asked about the rising cases of COVID-19 in Alabama.

Marsh said, “It was a poor choice of words on my end, but the ultimate – what I was trying to say, and people can look at it, there are very few choices we have. Ultimately, if there is no vaccine, herd immunity is the only one I can think of that’s eventually going to take place.”

Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh-(R) on Friday, July 10

Marsh was asked Thursday about the rising cases of COVID-19 in Alabama.

Alabama added more than 2,000 cases Wednesday night.

At that time Marsh said he was not concerned, but he wants to make sure everyone can receive care.

Marsh said, “I want to see more people (cases) because we start reaching an immunity as more people have it and get through it.”

Marsh said from the beginning he did not agree with closing Alabama, and he doesn't think it will be shut down again.

He said we’re going to get through this, and he wants to see people act responsibly and socially distance.

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