The vast majority of American citizens are still not anywhere close to being given access to the coronavirus vaccine, and yet the Biden administration is going out of its way to provide “equal access to the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccine distribution sites for undocumented immigrants.” Understandably, this has left quite a few people steaming with anger at the new president.
“It is a moral and public health imperative to ensure that all individuals residing in the United States have access to the vaccine,” the Department of Homeland Security said Monday. “DHS encourages all individuals, regardless of immigration status, to receive the COVID-19 vaccine once eligible under local distribution guidelines.”
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) criticized President Biden for letting illegal aliens jump the line.
“In President Biden’s first week and a half, two weeks in office, we’ve seen millions, potentially, of jobs in America destroyed, but now you’re looking at his latest plan on the vaccine,” Scalise said. “He inherited a great plan from President Trump through ‘Operation Warp Speed,’ where we’re gonna be vaccinating 100 million Americans in the next 100 days, and what has President Biden done?
“First we exposed he was trying to prioritize Gitmo terrorists over Americans in getting the vaccine,” Scalise continued. “They pulled back on that after we exposed it. But then, now, he’s saying that people who came here illegally can jump ahead of other Americans who have been waiting to get the vaccine on that prioritization.”
Scalise said that it’s time for some serious scrutiny into the Biden administration’s priorities.
“So what is this priority?” Scalise asked. “I thought we were supposed to be looking out for hard-working families. We’re trying to get our economies opened. We’re trying to get our schools safely reopened, and you do that by vaccinating everybody who wants to get the vaccine.
“Clearly not everybody who wants to get it has been able to get that vaccine, and now President Biden’s gonna allow people who come here illegally to get the vaccine before some Americans who have been waiting for months,” Scalise said. “It’s mind-boggling that this is his plan, and by the way, it sets back his 100 day plan because there’s only so much vaccine to go around.”
We get the idea that, eventually, even illegal immigrants should be able to get the vaccine. Obviously, it doesn’t do public health any good to have 11 million people running around without any immunity to the virus. But it makes no sense whatsoever to prioritize this population over American citizens. But when we’re talking about a president and a party that is determined to give this vaccine – first – to criminals and actual Gitmo terrorists, we can’t be surprised that illegal immigrants would also be prioritized.
Everything is about wokeness and political correctness. Even science and public health.