Joe Biden speaks about coronavirus protections in schools during a visit to Brookland Middle School in Washington, D.C., September 10, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP)
UPDATED 2:30 PM PT – Friday, September 10, 2021
Joe Biden has come under scrutiny after he walked back his coronavirus vaccination promise. On Thursday, Biden said businesses with more than 100 employees must require staff to be vaccinated.
The mandate has the potential to affect at least 100 million Americans. Critics quickly pointed out Biden’s sweeping mandate stands in stunning contrast to his promises from less than a year ago. This includes last December when he said this type of order is not necessary.
“Just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide,” Biden was quoted saying in addition to saying he wouldn’t demand COVID vaccinations be mandatory back in 2020.
However, now Biden has warned he’s lost patience with the 80 million Americans who have yet to get the vaccine.