Friday, former U.S. Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, a candidate for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up in 2022, reacted to President Joe Biden’s newly announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
The announcement, which has been widely panned by Republicans, included the creation of a new federal rule that requires businesses with hundred or more employees to mandate vaccinations, as well as orders all federal workers to be vaccinated.
Blanchard called it “something you’d expect a tyrannical dictator to say.”
Statement as follows:
“Like many Alabamians, I was appalled at the things I heard Joe Biden say on Thursday afternoon. The blatant disregard for personal freedom, bodily integrity and individual choice his vaccine mandate represents was bad enough. However, to come right out and say ‘if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I will use my powers as president and get them out of the way’ isn’t just a threat. It’s something you’d expect a tyrannical dictator to say, not an American President.
“Today Joe Biden showed us, once again, the Left’s true colors. Since January we’ve seen just how little regard they have for our Constitution and the rule of law. Joe Biden warned us Thursday that his patience is ‘wearing thin’ and if we defy his rules we’ll ‘pay the price’.
“The signers of the Declaration of Independence pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to each other and the cause of freedom. Mr. Biden, you should realize that same spirit is still alive and well here in Alabama. We will not submit.
“Serving as U.S. Ambassador for President Trump, I saw first hand the ineffectiveness of social medicine in Slovenia, a former socialist country. There were long wait times for care, some more than six months, and worse during COVID. Mandating vaccines and taking away healthcare decisions are another form of socialistic medicine. This will not work in America. I agree with President Trump’s recent statement that ‘taking the vaccine is a personal decision.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly, and host of Mobile’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on FM Talk 106.5.