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State Auditor Zeigler seeks ban on ‘door-to-door vaccine squads’

State Auditor Jim Zeigler wants Gov. Kay Ivey to issue a ban on so-called door-to-door vaccine squads in Alabama, as some medical professionals and members of the Biden administration have proposed a door-to-door effort to tabulate vaccine statistics.

In a press release issued Sunday, Zeigler said he asked the Governor in writing to “use the strongest steps to clearly direct federal agents and their recruits that their entry onto home properties in Alabama could legally be considered trespassing.”

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” Zeigler warned against such potential efforts from the Biden administration and pointed to the responses in South Carolina and Missouri.

“Last Tuesday, President Biden announced it was time for house-to-house, door-to-door vaccination squads, and this has been kicked around and rumored for several months,” he said. “This is an idea coming out of Washington, not coming out of Montgomery. Nevertheless, it immediately evoked a strong reaction against it from the governor in South Carolina and Missouri. Now, Missouri has the slogan of being the ‘Show Me State.’ They want you to show us how to do things. And they’re not buying the idea of a house-to-house squad about the COVID vaccine. Now, there are so many things wrong with this. This is America, and a person’s home is their castle. We don’t want the federal government or any government coming to our house without a warrant. And, of course, this will not be involving a warrant. So in America and in Alabama, let freedom ring but let’s not let the government ring our doorbells.”

Zeigler added that he was critical of Ivey’s initial response to the pandemic in 2020 but was glad to see she was resisting overtures for another lockdown.

“I had some real problems with the Governor’s handling of the epidemic response in 2020, particularly in favoring the big box stores — letting Walmart and Target and others do things that cracked down on the local mom-and-pop services, like barbers, where I went this morning,” he said.

@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.

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