Finally sick of Trumpist governors railing about liberty from government tyranny and ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities, communities where infection rates are far above those of heavily vaccinated areas, places where hospitals and morgues are overflowing again, Biden took to the bully pulpit and ordered millions more to be vaccinated or face large fines for refusing. As Democracy Now! reported this morning:
President Joe Biden: “Despite the fact that for almost five months free vaccines have been available in 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot. And to make matters worse, there are elected officials actively working to undermine the fight against COVID-19. Instead of encouraging people to get vaccinated and mask up, they’re ordering mobile morgues for the unvaccinated dying from COVID in their communities. This is totally unacceptable.”
The Republican National Committee immediately promised to sue the Biden administration over its vaccine mandates. South Carolina Republican Governor Henry McMaster tweeted, “we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.”source
To the gates of hell, then, see you there, freedom lovers.