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President Joe Biden bluntly stated during a CNN town hall meeting Thursday night in Baltimore that police officers and emergency workers who refuse the COVID vaccination should stay home or be fired.
“Mr. President, let me ask you a follow-up about that,” moderator and CNN host Anderson Cooper said. “As many as one in three emergency responders in some cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, right here in Baltimore, are refusing to comply with city vaccine mandates. I’m wondering where you stand on that. Should police officers, emergency responders be mandated to get vaccines? And if not, should they be stay at home or let go?”
“Yes and yes,” the president replied.
“By the way, by the way, I waited until July to talk about mandating because I tried everything else possible. The mandates are working. All this stuff about people leaving and people getting it, you have everyone from United Airlines to Spirit, all these airlines all 96, 97% of the people have gotten the vaccine. All the talk about all these folks who are going to leave the military if they’re mandated. Not true. You got about a 90 some percent vaccination rate.” Biden claimed.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 21, 2021
Twenty-one officers with the Chicago Police Department have been placed on non-paid leave for refusing to disclose their vaccination status, as required by a city mandate, according to Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown.
New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio announced on Oct. 20 that the city will require its municipal workforce to get the shot or go on unpaid leave.
Other cities such as San Diego and Los Angeles are also seeing intense pushback by officers and first responders concerning mandated vaccinations.
The 90-minute town hall event covered a wide range of topics but Biden hit hardest on his Build Back Better agenda. The president stated that he was ditching proposals to pay for the spending with a corporate tax hike and that he is considering sending in the National Guard to handle the supply chain mess, blaming COVID for the bottleneck and not his disastrous economic policies. He also claimed that the United States would come to the defense of Taiwan if China attacked them.
In the midst of all the headline-grabbing pushes from Biden, he doubled down on vaccine mandates, brooking no compromise on the issue no matter how it affects the nation.
Angry protests are taking place across the nation against the heavy-handed mandates that Biden has issued concerning vaccination. Companies with more than 100 employees are being forced to get their staff vaccinated or have them undergo weekly testing. Federal employees have no choice at all and must be vaccinated or be fired.
“Two things that concern me, one are those who just try to make this a political issue. Freedom. I have the freedom to kill you with my COVID. No, come on, freedom? Number one. Number two, the second one is that, you know, the gross misinformation that’s out there,” Biden said.
“Like what they’re saying about my buddy Colin Powell, he was my friend, passed away. Colin Powell was vaccinated, and he still died. Well, he knew he had serious underlying conditions, and it would be difficult — he clearly would have been gone earlier had he not gotten the vaccine, had he not gotten the shots. But my generic point is there’s so much misinformation. You know what I find fascinating? I turn on Fox to find out how popular I am, but —” Biden callously mocked.
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Cooper asked, “How are you doing there?”
“I’m doing very well. I think I’m at 3% favorable. But all kidding aside, one of the things I find, do you realize they mandate vaccinations?” Biden remarked.
“At Fox headquarters?” Cooper asked as if he didn’t already know.
Biden quipped, “Yeah. I find that mildly fascinating.”
Two dozen Republican attorneys general are now threatening to sue the administration over the vaccine mandate, calling it “disastrous and counterproductive” in a joint letter that was sent on Sept. 16.
“From a policy perspective, this edict is unlikely to win hearts and minds – it will simply drive further skepticism,” the letter stated. “And at least some Americans will simply leave the job market instead of complying.”
Americans cringed on social media at Biden’s call for firing those that will not submit to the jab:
What an embarrassment for our country.
— 2nd_To_None (@2nd_To_None) October 22, 2021
He is scum
— lava life (@wailuagirl1) October 22, 2021
People actually clapping to this nonsense?
— Jeremy letterman (@Jeremyletterma2) October 22, 2021
Go to bed Joe, we are better off with you in the basement. Just leave the cell phone off.
— Eric Thompson (ET) (@ETTalkShow) October 22, 2021
Let’s go brandon
— Wayne Schull (@theultimateskul) October 22, 2021
This seems like a movie. Unreal!
— CC (@03cobrachris) October 22, 2021
Wow, ridiculous to scoff at freedom. A judge needs to finally weigh in on this.
— Lixiang Automotive (@LixiangAuto) October 22, 2021
Who the hell is in the audience!? Like where did they find those people?
— Jessup Howdy (@JessupHowdy) October 22, 2021
— Michael Green (@NETXStatesman) October 22, 2021
It certainly is political Making Colin Powel (a great man) the poster boy for the vaccine claiming Covid was the cause of his passing is indeed biased It attempts to mislead by not mentioning the other health issues this 84 was plagued with blood cancer being among them
— James Nichols (@Jnichols7038) October 22, 2021
This guy would fire first responders and leave communities helpless. Great job.
— Lou ferris (@n2genesis) October 22, 2021
6 mo of the sh*t. We are so taking back this country.
— Joe Schmoe (@JoeSchm99379944) October 22, 2021
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