Podcast host Joe Rogan advised Americans who were forced to shutter their doors, close their businesses, and harassed over COVID mandates during the pandemic to “vote Republican” this November.
Rogan’s comments came on Saturday, during an episode with NFL star Aaron Rodgers, who infamously declined to get the jab. Over a three-hour conversation, the two jested about legacy media corporations praising vaccination as the solution to the global pandemic and politicians who broke their draconian mandates — primarily in Democrat-ran cities and states.
“I hope there are lessons learned in this because this is a new thing,” Rogan said. “We had never had this before. No one who is alive today has ever experienced a true pandemic, and I’m hoping — that now that this is over — people are going to recognize that some serious errors were made and not repeat those.”
“That’s the best you can get out of it,” Rogan added.
When Rodgers asked Rogan what he would tell the people who have lost their livelihoods due to the government forcing such mandates, Rogan said to ‘vote Republican” without skipping a beat.
Americans have already begun switching their voter registration status.
According to voter registration data analyzed by The Associated Press, more than 1 million voters across 43 states have politically shifted towards the Republican Party.
The same data showed that about 630,000 of the 1.7 million voters who changed their party affiliation registered Democrats.
The shift has likely come from the Democrat’s rhetoric and response to the pandemic and the Biden Administration’s record-high gas prices and open border crisis.
PBS reported that Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel told the Associated Press in June that American suburbs would trend red for future cycles.
“Biden and Democrats are woefully out of touch with the American people, and that’s why voters are flocking to the Republican Party in droves,” McDaniel said.
The Wall Street Journal reported that an economic study released in April 2021 showed the pandemic resulted in roughly 800,000 U.S. establishments permanently closing during the first year of the viral outbreak, 200,000 more than in a typical recent year.
Rogan backed up his argument using the response from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who has endured relentless criticism from the liberal media talking heads for keeping the state open with “reasonable” policies like protecting the elderly and providing medical care for everyone.
“And everyone else should be able to do whatever you want to do and protect your freedom,” Rogan added.
Rogan, who also claimed former President Barack Obama was the greatest president in his lifetime during the same episode, argued that the politicians who enacted such detrimental pandemic policies would not face any consequences.
“Nothing,” Rogan said, “And no accountability for these decisions that show there was no science.”
Greg Wilson contributed to this report.
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