Former Vice President Mike Pence blasted President Biden’s newly announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying the announcement was “unlike anything I have ever heard from an American president.”
“To have the president of the United States say that he’s been patient, but his patience is wearing thin, that’s not how the American people expect to be spoken to by our elected leaders,” Pence told Fox & Friends on Friday.
“The president should simply continue, as we have done, to lead by example. Encourage people to take the vaccine, as Karen and I did on national television back in December,” he continued.
On Thursday, Biden announced that all private employers with 100 or more employees must require COVID-19 vaccination or daily testing for workers.
“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and the refusal has cost all of us. So please do the right thing,” Biden said. “This is not about freedom or personal choice.”
Pence pushed back on Friday, saying, “it’s exactly about freedom.”
“Now to have a president not just scolding the American people, but governors around the country, it’s just not the American way,” Pence said.
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