President Joe Biden’s announcement he was imposing universal mandates at the federal level for proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test for Americans to be able to go to work has sent shockwaves throughout the country, including here in Alabama.
Much of the state’s elected leadership, including Gov. Kay Ivey, Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth and Attorney General Steve Marshall, have vowed to challenge Biden’s edict where possible.
During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5’s “The Jeff Poor Show,” U.S. Senate hopeful Katie Britt included herself among those opposing the mandates.
Britt criticized the President’s actions and warned it had created obstacles for those currently in the workforce while neglecting other segments of the population.
“[B]iden has completely side-stepped the Constitution,” she said. “And these executive orders are more like that of a dictatorship. And the thing is — I mean, Jeff, if you really think about this — he is mandating, you know, mandating and putting hurdles in front of people who are trying to earn a paycheck while placing zero hurdles in front of those people who are coming across our border illegally or those people who are accepting a welfare check from the federal government.”
“I mean, think about that — we have federal employees, federal contractors, health care workers at facilities who must show a proof of vaccination,” Britt continued. “You think of the hard-working Alabamians, Americans — some of whom may be a few months away from being vested in their retirement, who have been working their whole life. Joe Biden comes in and says, ‘In order for you to keep working, in order for you to keep getting a paycheck to provide for your family, I’m going to take away your freedom of choice, and you must get this vaccination. Now yet, he is not saying that to the people who are coming across our border illegally. He is not saying that to people who are living off of the government dime or who are choosing not to go back to work.”
“So essentially, your freedoms are only being infringed upon if you are a hard-working, law-abiding American,” Britt added.
@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.