Republican leaders have consistently put politics ahead of people’s lives. And now that President Biden has announced several steps to vaccinate the American people and put us on the path out of this pandemic, Republicans are once again brazenly siding with COVID and attempting to prolong the pandemic. The reality is, the majority of the American people are ready for life to return to normal and support vaccine requirements to get there.
As Republicans rail against yesterday’s announcement, they’ve made it clear: their focus is on putting their own political interests first, no matter the cost.
The American people overwhelmingly support vaccine requirements:
Axios: “Vaccine mandates are popular”
- “Nearly two-thirds of Americans say they’d support federal, state or local governments requiring everyone to get a coronavirus vaccine, according to a new survey conducted by The COVID States Project.”
Forbes: “Most Americans Now Want Vaccine Mandates For Planes, Hotels And Restaurants, Per Gallup”
Associated Press: “School mask, vaccine mandates supported in US: AP-NORC poll”
As vaccine requirements gain momentum, Republicans continue to try to stand in the way of protecting their constituents and ending this pandemic:
NBC News: “Republicans are deeply divided over vaccinations. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has cut ads to encourage people to get shots, and most top GOP officials have been vaccinated. But Republican-led state governments in Texas and Florida have banned vaccination and mask mandates.”
Slate: “Republicans Lose Their Minds Over Biden’s Employer Vaccine Mandate”
Axios: “Top Republicans are calling for a public uprising to protest President Biden’s broad vaccine mandates, eight months after more than 500 people stormed the U.S. Capitol to try to overturn the election.”