HHS Secy. defends Joe Biden’s door-to-door vaccine push

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Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra speaks with employees at a Head Start early childhood education program at Martha’s Table at The Commons on June 30, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:55 PM PT – Thursday, July 8, 2021

While Joe Biden and his cabinet remain fixated on raising the American vaccination rate, Republicans are pushing back against their methods of doing so. During an interview on Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said the Biden administration has requested the names of Americans who have refused to take the experimental vaccine.

He claimed measures such as this somehow help protect Americans’ freedoms and liberties. However, Becerra failed to acknowledge that COVID-19 has a 99 percent survival rate. Instead, he claimed Americans must now give up their privacy to the government in return for stimulus checks.

“It is our business to try and make sure Americans can prosper, Americans can freely associate…and knocking on a door has never been against the law. You don’t have to answer, but we hope you do because if you haven’t been vaccinated we can help dispel some of those rumors that you’ve heard and hopefully get you vaccinated,” said Becerra.

Meanwhile on social media, Republican elected officials all across the country are coming out against Biden’s rhetoric and sounding the alarm on the door-to-door plan.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) criticized Biden’s proposal on Thursday, saying he does not want the federal government to compel COVID vaccinations. Parson added, sending officials door-to-door is not welcome in Missouri and it won’t be efficient.

Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R) and Texas officials also slammed the plan as an “invasion of privacy.” Additionally, Alabama Judge Roy Moore warned Biden’s operatives not to knock on his door because in Alabama “we dare defend our rights.”

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