Biden on Federal Vaccine Mandate: ‘If You’re Not Vaccinated, You’re Not as Smart as I Thought You Were’
July 27, 2021by Kyle Becker
Written by Kyle Becker
President Biden had a message for the American people who are reluctant to take the vaccinations for COVID-19: “You’re not as smart as I thought you were.”
“I beg your pardon?” Biden asked.
“Will you require all federal employees to get vaccinated?” a reporter asked.
“That’s under consideration right now,” Biden said. “But if you’re not vaccinated, you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were.”
The pointed remark come one day after the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first federal U.S. agency to mandate vaccines for frontline workers.
“The Department of Veterans Affairs will require 115,000 of its frontline health care workers to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in the next two months, making it the first federal agency to mandate that employees be inoculated,” the Times reported on Monday, citing goverrnment officials.