Rep. Comer to Newsmax: Information Needed on Biden’s Call for Boosters

Rep. Comer to Newsmax: Information Needed on Biden's Call for Boosters Ranking Member Rep. James Comer (R-KY). (Carlos Barria/AFP via Getty)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Wednesday, 15 September 2021 01:43 PM

Rep. James Comer told Newsmax Wednesday that he and Rep. Steve Scalise are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documentation concerning President Joe Biden's push for booster shots so they can determine the motivation behind his demand.

"Joe Biden's been in office for 8 months office [and] he has never nominated an FDA commissioner," the Kentucky Republican said on Newsmax's "Wake Up America."

"What he has over there are a bunch of career bureaucrats that it appears he's trying to strong-arm on this booster shot issue."

Further, Comer pointed out, "a normal president" would have held a press conference while surrounded by health experts from his medical team in connection with a decision as important as recommending booster shots.

Comer's comments came before the FDA's staff announced in a document published on its website Wednesday that it was declining to take a stance on backing booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as U.S. examiners had not "independently reviewed or verified the underlying data or their conclusions,” reports CNBC.

The agency said some of the studies, "including data from the vaccination program in Israel, will be summarized during the September 17, 2021 VRBPAC meeting.”

The staff also said there have been some observational studies that suggest Pfizer's vaccine has a declining efficacy over time against the Delta variant or symptomatic infection, but other studies have not.

Meanwhile, Americans are speaking up against vaccine mandates because the nation's borders are open and Biden isn't requiring migrants to have their shots.

"They're not even testing a lot of these people before they move them into sanctuary cities all over the U. S., so Joe Biden is just making the whole vaccination issue worse," said Comer. "I am strongly opposed to mandates for vaccines."

He also blamed Biden Vice President Kamala Harris for much of the nation's vaccine hesitancy because of her comments about not taking the vaccine that then-President Donald Trump was involved in developing.

"We've got a problem with messaging coming out of the White House," said Comer. "That's why Scalise and I are doing this letter because we fear that this decision was made purely for political reasons.

He also commented on the changing stance for mandates after reviewing video clips of both Dr. Anthony Fauci and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi commenting earlier this year about not favoring mandates.

"What's changed is the Democrat poll numbers are plummeting," said Comer. "

Biden, Fauci, and Pelosi have all said previously that we would not require vaccine mandates now because of political turmoil facing the Democrat Party. They've changed. That's why we want to see the communication between the FDA and the Biden administration that gave them the basis for this decision to require boosters and recommend booster shots.

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