UPDATED 11:16 AM PT – Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Democrats at various levels of government are dismissing the bodily autonomy of Americans who do not wish to get vaccinated. Beginning on Monday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked to clarify an earlier comment by Anthony Fauci who said the U.S. is going is a wrong direction on COVID-19.
Psaki responded by saying a large number of Americans remain unvaccinated amid an alleged rise in new coronavirus cases. Her comments come as COVID-19 deaths remain at their lowest in many months, while at least 11,500 people died from vaccines. Psaki, however, claims unvaccinated Americans are at fault for the latest COVID fears.
Psaki’s remarks were mild, however, compared to the rhetoric shared by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D). During an interview with CNN, the Democrat governor made a remarkably tone-deaf statement comparing Americans who don’t get vaccinated to drunk drivers. The comment was quickly pointed out by a number of media outlets as it stunned viewers online.
Not content to vax-shame, both the Biden administration and the Newsom administration have recently begun to push vaccine mandates on employees in their jurisdiction.
California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom compares people who don’t want to get the coronavirus vaccine to “drunk drivers”: “It’s like drunk drivers. You don’t have the right to go out and drink and drive and put everybody else at risk, including your own life at risk.” pic.twitter.com/JkoPvR05xp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 26, 2021
Also on Monday, California moved to require all state employees to show proof of vaccination by August 2 or undergo consistent testing and wear a mask if they don’t get the vaccine.
At the federal level, the Departments of Veteran’s affairs became the first federal agency to require proof of vaccination of their employees. That new requirement impacts a reported 115,000 employees at VA facilities across the country.
Neither the state of California nor the VA outlined what punishments employees could face if they refuse to get the vaccine.