President Joe Biden, who comes across in just about every speech as either an old man who has no idea where he is or how he got there, or as a cranky geezer who needs to take a nap, paid a visit to Brookland Middle School in Washington, D.C., on Friday where he took a few shots to challenges to his new COVID vaccine mandate.
Biden announced a six-pronged initiative on Thursday geared toward fighting the current surge in COVID-19 cases due to the delta variant. Two of the prongs in this plan involve mandating vaccines for all healthcare workers whose employers are getting funding from the federal government, and mandating vaccinations or weekly coronavirus tests for employers who have more than 100 folks on staff.
Following the remarks that Biden made at Brookland, a reporter then asked the president if he had a response to members of the GOP who have called the mandates federal “overreach.”
“Have at it,” he said.
Biden proceeded to say he’s “so disappointed” with some Republican governors for being “so cavalier with the health of these kids” and “the health of their communities.”
“We’re playing for real here. This isn’t a game,” he went on to say. “One of the lessons I hope our students can unlearn is that politics doesn’t have to be this way.”