09/14/2021 / By Ramon Tomey
President Joe Biden recently announced sweeping vaccine mandates, a departure from his earlier stance that the federal government would not require the shots. Biden made the announcements during a Sept. 9 White House press conference alongside strong remarks aimed at unvaccinated Americans. The president’s mandates affected many Americans who have invoked their freedom of choice by declining the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.
Biden pointed his finger at Americans who were refusing the COVID-19 vaccine despite the vaccine doses being available for free in many locations. “This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. [It’s] caused by the fact that despite … free vaccines [being] available in 80,000 different locations, we still have 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot,” he said.
He also accused politicians advocating for health freedom, specifically Republican state governors, of “actively working to undermine” the federal government’s COVID-19 pandemic. Biden said: “Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying … in their communities. This is totally unacceptable.” While Biden did not name names, some GOP governors who have clashed with him include Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
The president then made a thinly veiled threat to unvaccinated Americans: “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us. So please, do the right thing.” (Related: “King” Biden blames “unvaccinated” Americans for COVID vaccine mandate as red states line up around the block to sue.)
Biden then proceeded to announce his new vaccine mandates. He ordered the Department of Labor (DOL) to require all companies with 100 employees or more to ensure their staff complete their vaccination schedule or show a negative test at least once a week. “We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers … [and] reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated,” Biden argued.
He also ordered the DOL to require the same companies to give workers paid time off if they or their loved ones plan to get the shot. Biden said: “No one should lose pay in order to get vaccinated or take a loved one to get vaccinated.”
He also expanded an earlier mandate requiring vaccination in the healthcare sector. Biden’s earlier mandate said nursing home staff who treat patients entitled to Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement should be vaccinated. The Sept. 9 expansion now encompassed all workers in hospitals, care homes and other medical facilities. “If you’re seeking care at a health facility, you should be able to know that the people treating you are vaccinated,” Biden said.
Furthermore, Biden announced that he will sign an executive order mandating all employees under the federal government’s executive branch to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Another executive order he signed mandated federal contractors to vaccinate their workers before doing any business with the government.
Aside from vaccine-related mandates, he also announced heavier fines for travelers refusing to mask up. Biden said: “I’m announcing that the Transportation Safety Administration … will double the fines on travelers that refuse to [wear a] mask. If you break the rules, be prepared to pay.”
Biden’s Sept. 9 announcement came as a stark contrast to his earlier statements. Back in December 2020, he said that vaccines should not be mandated at the federal level. He said that time: “I don’t think it should be mandatory, [and] I wouldn’t demand it … but I would do everything in my power as president … to convince people to do the right thing.”
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also espoused this stance back in July 2021. She said that time that the federal government was in no position to require COVID-19 vaccines. “That is the role that institutions, private sector entities and others may take,” Psaki said.
Following Biden’s mandates, GOP politicians quickly slammed his medical tyranny. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves tweeted that Biden “has no authority to require that Americans inject themselves because of their employment at a private business.” He added: “[This] unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants.” (Related: VACCINE REBELLION: Growing number of US states are refusing to go along with Biden’s covid vaccine fascism.)
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte called the “unlawful and un-American” mandates from Biden a “gross federal overreach.” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey meanwhile said the mandates “[require] pushback and response,” but did not elaborate on how his state would respond.
Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA) expressed disagreement over the forced vaccine mandates. “I fundamentally disagree with forcibly injecting America’s public servants. Our government was founded to secure the liberties of all,” he told the Daily Mail.
But even before Biden announced the sweeping vaccine mandates, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) already laid out an argument against forced vaccination. “It is not the goal … or the job of the government, [and] it shouldn’t be the goal of the government, to mandate whether or not we get this vaccine,” he said in a July 2021 Fox News interview.
Jackson continued: “it should be a personal choice for every single American. The federal government does not have the right to tell Americans they have to get this vaccine, and it is none of [its] business who has had it and who hasn’t had it.”
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