President Joe Biden made headlines on Thursday when he followed up a vaccine mandate announcement with an aggressive push for Americans to get vaccinated.
According to The Daily Caller, Biden announced that federal employers, contractors, and private businesses with over 100 employees would be held to what some are calling an unconstitutional standard on the shots.
When his prepared comments were over, Biden reportedly whispered, while the mic was still on, “get vaccinated,” before leaving the room.
The president also declined to take any questions from reporters about the controversial mandate that is requiring all businesses with more than 100 employees to either get them vaccinated or do weekly tests.
The rule also applies to all federal employers and employees that do business with the federal government in some way, according to the Daily Caller. This is a move that has been dreaded by businesses and persons who have questions about accepting the medical treatment of the vaccination
“This is not about freedom or personal choice, it’s about protecting yourself and those around you,” Biden said while announcing the new measures earlier this week.
“We’ve had record job creation for a new administration. Economic growth unmatched in 40 years. We cannot let the unvaccinated…undo it,” the president said.
Employers who don’t comply with the mandate could face fines of up to $14,000 per violation, the strength of which is supposedly weighed against how fed up Biden is with the unvaccinated’s decisions.
Biden went on to claim: We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin. Your refusal has cost all of us. Please, do the right thing,” Biden said.