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Steve Scalise: Biden ‘Dedicated’ More To Firing Unvaxxed Health Care Workers Than Finding Alternative COVID Therapies
US House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 22, 2019.
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At a Congressional hearing on COVID-19 vaccinations and other treatments on Wednesday, Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) slammed President Joe Biden for his vaccine mandates and punitive approach for health care workers who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“Though there is still plenty left to learn about COVID, one thing we know for sure at this point is that vaccinations are not a panacea against preventing the spread of the virus,” Scalise said during the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing, entitled “A Global Crisis Needs a Global Solution: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Vaccinations Around the World.”

“Despite these facts, after nearly a year in office, President Biden still has no real strategy to protect American families from COVID,” the ranking member on the Coronavirus Crisis committee added.

“The Biden administration has tried to apply unlawful vaccine mandates to private companies with over 100 employees, to healthcare workers, to federal contractors, and even federal employees,” Scalise continued. “President Biden has dedicated more time trying to get healthcare workers fired if they don’t get vaccinated than he has spent on alternatives like therapeutics to keep families safe.”

The Daily Wire was the first major company to file a lawsuit against the Biden administration over his vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees.

Just this week, Biden appeared to mock Americans concerned with his federal vaccine mandates for private and public workers as being obsessed with “freedoms,” The Daily Wire reported:

“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Not the vaccinated, the unvaccinated. That’s the problem,” Biden said.  “Everybody talks about freedom about not to have a shot or have a test. Well guess what? How about patriotism? How about you make sure you’re vaccinated, so you do not spread the disease to anyone else.”

“What about that?” Biden continued. “What’s the big deal?”

Scalise’s comments stand in stark contrast to Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), the chair of the committee, who implored the Biden administration to do more for “equitable” distribution of the vaccine:

“Nearly 40% of people around the world have not yet received even a single dose of a coronavirus vaccine,” he said. “That’s 3 billion people who remain at far higher risk than they should be.”

“This inequitable access to the coronavirus vaccine is causing unnecessary death and suffering, and we have a moral obligation to save lives by expanding vaccine access,” he continued. “But ensuring that vaccines are available around the world is not just the right thing to do; it is necessary to protect our own health and economy.”

On Wednesday, Scalise also told “Breitbart News Daily” that “one of the big failures of the Biden administration is that they’ve only been focused on vaccinations, but they don’t want to do anything to deal with other alternatives [such as] therapeutics, natural immunity.”

“There are no investigations or hearings that we’re having on the power of natural immunity — people that got COVID and survived it — and then what does that immunity give you?” he added. “It gives you a lot of ability to be safe from future variants, and yet they don’t want to focus on that because I think they still want to deal with government control.”

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