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7 Things: Majority of Americans support vaccine mandates, monoclonal antibody treatment being limited in Alabama, rally planned for U.S. Capitol rioters and more …

7. Democrats conspire to beat a black man in California

  • The media and their Democrats have gathered in California on the day of a recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) to protect him and disparage his leading challenger — radio talk show host Larry Elder. Newsom’s recall started out of general disgruntlement with his policies on immigration and the economy, but the pandemic, and Newsom’s hypocritical maskless appearance at a snooty restaurant, which violated his own rules, highlighted the effort.
  • The attacks on Elder include The L.A. Times running pieces calling him “the black face of white supremacy,” a woman in a gorilla mask throwing eggs at him, and the mainstream media ignored it, and President Joe Biden calling Elder “the closest thing to a Trump clone that I have ever seen in your state.” Newsom will win easily because this is California and Elder is not Arnold Schwarzenegger.

6. Tuberville is outlining what to expect with hearings on Afghanistan

  • U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) has recently discussed what should be expected from hearings over Afghanistan as Congress looks for more answers on the withdrawal from the Middle East. Tuberville mentioned questioning generals and added, “[W]e need to know whether this was a military decision from generals on up or was it just a political decision from the State Department. It’s been botched from day one; we have to have answers.”
  • During a hearing for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was questioned by U.S. Representative Brian Mast (R-FL), who criticized the handling of Afghanistan. He also said he doesn’t “believe” what Blinken was saying and declared they don’t “need to hear lies.” Later, Mast took to Twitter to say, “13 American heroes are dead because of the arrogance, incompetence and ineptitude of this Administration. Secretary Blinken must be held accountable.” Mast wasn’t the only one, as multiple Republicans ripped the administration’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan and some demanded that Blinken resign.

5. Lawmakers are interested in returning power to parents

  • The Alabama Department of Public Health quietly changed its strategy for vaccinating minors recently after attracting the ire of parents and lawmakers after the plans were made public. Multiple lawmakers have made it clear that this is still not the end of the road for this issue and other related issues.
  • State Representative Chip Brown (R-Mobile) has introduced legislation that would require parental consent for COVID-19 vaccinations, regardless of where they are given, while other lawmakers are working on potentially changing Alabama’s medical age of consent from 14. State Representative Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) said he is introducing a bill that would do away with mask mandates in schools.

 4. No one with any sense is going to the rally in D.C. on September 18

  • While there is a rally planned for September 18 in Washington, D.C. that’s supposed to show support for those involved in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, it’s been confirmed that neither U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) or U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) will be in attendance.
  • It’s expected that there could be up to 700 people who attend the rally put together by Look Ahead America and members of Congress. U.S. Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), and Paul Gosar (R-AZ) have all said they won’t be attending.

3. Federal government limiting access to an effective coronavirus treatment in Alabama

  • The effective monoclonal antibody treatment for the coronavirus has limited access in Alabama due to recent decisions by the federal government, and now the Alabama Medical Association is voicing their concerns. 
  • The association has said they’re “calling on the federal government to help us provide more of this treatment – not less – so we can save lives and keep COVID patients out of the hospital.” They were recently notified by Health & Human Services that access to the treatment would be limited and it’s likely only 70% of orders will be filled. 

2. Still no real requirements for the coronavirus vaccine have been laid out yet

  • The Consumer Brands Association, which represents companies like Kellogg, Coca-Cola and Campbell Soup, has sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting answers on the coronavirus vaccine “if we are to realize successful implementation of the administration’s COVID-19 Action Plan and achieve shared goal of increased vaccination rates.”
  • Some of the questions included are what type of documentation is required to show proof that employees are vaccinated, does the mandate only apply to FDA approved vaccines, are there consequences for falsely reporting a vaccination status, will companies have to pay for testing if employees aren’t vaccinated, when will requirements be formally decided, and more. 

1. Americans support the government forcing businesses to require vaccines

  • While it is probably unconstitutional, as Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth has pointed out, a majority of Americans polled are actually in favor of the federal government forcing businesses to force employees to be vaccinated, tested regularly (at someone’s cost) or terminated.
  • The Morning Consult-Politico poll showed that 58% percent support Biden’s plans for the vaccine mandates. By partisan breakdown, 80% of Democrats and 33% of Republicans are in favor of the mandates. Strangely, 46% of those polled think that the mandates protect American rights, which means there’s a 12-point gap between those that favor it and those that think this protects Americans’ rights.