The Biden Administration has announced a new program to help the nation reach vaccination goals, and antivaxxers and anti-Biden-ers alike are falling apart over it. When Matt Gaetz’ new close pal Marjorie Taylor Greene got called out for fake outrage, the Florida Congressman couldn’t resist stepping in with a convoluted explanation of why similar procedures were good in his own state, but would be terrible on a national level.
The Biden Administration has put together a plan to get COVID-19 vaccines to every American who wants them. There are several parts to this plan, including mobile vaccine units that would reach underserved communities, and ensuring that more primary care providers and pediatricians have access to vaccines for patients who want them.
As reported by Axios, another portion of the plan stresses going from community to community, and where necessary, door-to-door, to speak to people about the vaccine and make it available if desired.
Of course, this has been spun into something sinister by certain extremists. Here’s Marjorie Taylor Green, invoking Nazis again, after apologizing for doing the same, and declaring that these “brownshirts” will show up at doors “ordering vaccinations” and “forcing people” to be part of what she calls a “human experiment.”
Biden pushing a vaccine that is NOT FDA approved shows covid is a political tool used to control people.
People have a choice, they don’t need your medical brown shirts showing up at their door ordering vaccinations.
You can’t force people to be part of the human experiment. https://t.co/S8qlstuSqL
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) July 6, 2021
Well, Jared Moskowitz, who was the director of the Florida Division of Emergency Management until his term ended in April, took issue with that. He called Greene out for fake outrage, and pointed out that in Florida, just months ago, they had carried out a very similar plan. “Some people work multiple jobs or don’t have cars. Nobody complained. Not once. This is such fake outrage,” he said.
Over 4 months ago In Florida we knocked on over 500,000 doors in low income and minority neighborhoods to “offer” the vaccine. Some people work multiple jobs or don’t have cars. Nobody complained. Not once. This is such fake outrage. https://t.co/7jOAGQlB3A
— Jared MASKowitz 😷 (@JaredEMoskowitz) July 7, 2021
Quick to defend his new rally partner, Gaetz was on it within minutes, explaining that door-to-door vaccine programs did a great job in Florida, but saying that it was okay there because he trusted Florida Governor Ron Desantis not to “make lists of people who didn’t want vaccines to impact jobs, travel, or schooling.”
You did a great job. The outrage is NOT fake.
Nobody worried you & Desantis were going to make lists of people who didn’t want vaccines to impact jobs, travel, or schooling.
We don’t have that trust when it comes to whoever is running the US while Biden fumbles ice cream orders https://t.co/uECMRdxOLT
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) July 7, 2021
Gaetz even managed to squeeze in a quick reference to the conspiracy theory that President Biden isn’t actually the one carrying out the duties of POTUS, but that some sinister unnamed shadowy figure is doing it through him while Biden “fumbles ice cream orders.”
Note that the Biden plan is only to make sure that every American has the opportunity and access to be vaccinated if they choose — to reach those whose circumstances may have kept them from being inoculated so far.
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