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As we previously reported, President Joe Biden “went there” yesterday with an unconstitutional vaccine mandate for all private businesses that employ over 100 people, in a speech that my colleague Bonchie appropriately described as both “disturbing” and “dictatorial.” At various points he even threatened Republican governors, calling them “bullies” and indicating he’d use his supposed presidential powers to “get them out of the way” if he found it necessary.
“…if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,”
Emperor President Biden said at one point in his speech, while warning unvaccinated Americans that “our patience is wearing thin,” and alleging that “your refusal has cost all of us.”
But on the same day Joe Biden dictated to millions of Americans that the choice to get the coronavirus vaccine was no longer their choice to make, Vice President Kamala Harris was giving another speech at the White House that, ironically, had the exact opposite message on the issue of the freedom to make your own healthcare decisions.
During a so-called “Reproductive Rights Roundtable” Thursday, which was held in response to the Democrat freakout over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 procedural ruling on the Texas Fetal Heartbeat law, Harris said in her opening remarks that, “When people are able to make choices without government interference for themselves … we are a stronger society”:
“When people are able to design their lives in a way that they can determine their own futures, we are a stronger democracy and we are a stronger nation. When people are able to make choices without government interference for themselves — in terms of their wellbeing and the wellbeing of their family, in consultation with whomever they may choose — we are a stronger society.”
On the same day that Biden announces vaccine mandates, Harris spoke out against “government interference” in personal “wellbeing” decisions. pic.twitter.com/FKJBFawQQX
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 9, 2021
At another point in her opening remarks, she invoked a variation on the left’s “my body, my choice” mantra:
“And, needless to say, the right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision; it is their body.
And no legislative institutions have the right to circumvent the Constitution of the United States in an attempt to interfere with, much less to prevent, a woman to make those decisions.”
.@VP Kamala Harris: "The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is not negotiable. The right of women to make decisions about their own bodies is their decision, it is their body." https://t.co/mSBulz8uvU pic.twitter.com/POKGtrWyA2
— The Hill (@thehill) September 10, 2021
So which is it, Joe and Kamala? “My body, my choice,” or “you better get the vaccine or else”? Can’t have it both ways.
Can’t wait to watch today’s White House press briefing to see if Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asks press secretary Jen Psaki this exact question. The pretzel logic she’s likely to use to try and get around the question should be something else.