President Joe Biden confirmed on Tuesday that the government is considering mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all federal employees — validating the fears of many Americans over the last several months.
“That’s under consideration right now,” Biden told a reporter on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
“We have a pandemic because the unvaccinated and they’re sowing enormous confusion. And the more we learn about this virus and the Delta variantion, the more we have to be worried and concerned,” he said, according to CNN.
“And there’s only one thing we know for sure, if those other hundred million people got vaccinated, we’d be in a very different world,” he added.
Biden even resorted to mocking those who had not already received the vaccine as seen in a recent ABC News Politics Twitter video in which he said, “That’s under consideration right now, but if you’re not vaccinated you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
BREAKING: Pres. Biden tells ABC’s @sarahkolinovsky that he is considering a mandate for all federal employees to get COVID-19 vaccines.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 27, 2021
The report comes as the nation once again faces growing COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country as the Delta variant and other variants spread across the nation.
The decision will certain anger those who do not appreciate the government overreach regarding health decisions. Legal cases will likely result, pushing back against the expected mandatory vaccination requirement.