During a speech on Friday, President Joe Biden responded after Republican leaders and lawmakers vowed to take Biden head on for his dictatorial vaccine mandates.
The comments from Biden came after ABC News Congressional Correspondent Rachel Scott asked Biden about his response to Republicans who call the mandates an “overreach” as they threaten to sue the federal government.
“Have at it,” Biden smugly said.
“I am so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities,” he said.
“One of the lessons I hope our students could unlearn is that politics doesn’t have to be this way,” he added. “They’re growing up in an environment where they see it’s like, like a war, like a bitter feud…It’s not who we are as a nation. And it’s not how we beat every other crisis in our history.”
Biden on GOP threats to challenge his vaccine mandate in court:
“Have at it. I am so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids.”pic.twitter.com/T3VmLCEpcN
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 10, 2021
On Thursday, Biden announced that he would be forcing Americans to get the jab.
“In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant,” the AP reported.
“Speaking at the White House, Biden sharply criticized the roughly 80 million Americans who are not yet vaccinated, despite months of availability and incentives,” the report said.
“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” Biden said. “And your refusal has cost all of us.”
President Biden also threatened republican governors, saying he was going to “get them out of the way.”
“Let me be blunt,” Biden said. “My plan also takes on elected officials in states that are undermining you in these life-saving actions. Right now local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight with them and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying the schools.”c
“If they’ll not help, if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I will use my power as president to get them out of the way,” he continued. “The Department of Education has already begun to take legal action against states undermining protection that local school officials have ordered.”
Republican governors immediately vowed to take Biden head on.
“South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom,” said South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem in a tweet. “JoeBiden see you in court.”
“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp tweeted.
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