UPDATED 6:55 PM PT – Thursday, July 8, 2021
While Joe Biden and his cabinet remain fixated on raising the American vaccination rate, Republicans are pushing back against their methods of doing so. During an interview on Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said the Biden administration has requested the names of Americans who have refused to take the experimental vaccine.
He claimed measures such as this somehow help protect Americans’ freedoms and liberties. However, Becerra failed to acknowledge that COVID-19 has a 99 percent survival rate. Instead, he claimed Americans must now give up their privacy to the government in return for stimulus checks.
“It is our business to try and make sure Americans can prosper, Americans can freely associate…and knocking on a door has never been against the law. You don’t have to answer, but we hope you do because if you haven’t been vaccinated we can help dispel some of those rumors that you’ve heard and hopefully get you vaccinated,” said Becerra.
I have directed our health department to let the federal government know that sending government employees or agents door-to-door to compel vaccination would NOT be an effective OR a welcome strategy in Missouri!
— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) July 8, 2021
Meanwhile on social media, Republican elected officials all across the country are coming out against Biden’s rhetoric and sounding the alarm on the door-to-door plan.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) criticized Biden’s proposal on Thursday, saying he does not want the federal government to compel COVID vaccinations. Parson added, sending officials door-to-door is not welcome in Missouri and it won’t be efficient.
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R) and Texas officials also slammed the plan as an “invasion of privacy.” Additionally, Alabama Judge Roy Moore warned Biden’s operatives not to knock on his door because in Alabama “we dare defend our rights.”