President Joe Biden announced sweeping new vaccination requirements that will impact up to 80 million unvaccinated Americans in a major speech on Thursday from the White House, ending any chances of bring unity back to the United States under his presidency.
The new requirements include vaccination or weekly testing for all companies with 100 or more employees. Biden also announced a vaccination requirement for all federal workers in the executive branch.
Biden is talking about tens of millions of American citizens like they’re vermin. What a disgusting, vile man.
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) September 9, 2021
Biden’s speech condemned unvaccinated Americans repeatedly during his speech. “We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” he said at one point.
“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having an unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot,” he also expressed during his remarks.
“And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19. Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities,” Biden added.
“This is totally unacceptable,” the president argued.
The speech strongly contrasted Biden’s earlier pleas for unity, as well as his prior claims against vaccine mandates.
His words will certainly lead to a variety of legal actions as well as likely protests pushing back against the new requirements.