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Biden Bluntly Threatens Florida and Texas Governors Over COVID Response

The following article, Biden Bluntly Threatens Florida and Texas Governors Over COVID Response, was first published on Flag And Cross.

While President Joe Biden was making headlines for his possibly unconstitutional federal vaccine mandate, the Commander in Chief was also issuing a fairly fierce threat in the direction of a couple of state lawmakers who are allegedly in his way.

The longer the coronavirus pandemic drags on, the more likely it is that there will be major states’ rights battles to come. The federal government need to wantonly coddle the electorate so often sets them on a path of overreach the we’ve become numb to the idea.

In states like Florida and Texas, where the respective governors are taking a stand against overzealous COVID precautions, a new battle is brewing on the heels of Biden’s latest vaccine mandates…and the Commander in Chief isn’t shy about his plans to trample states’ rights to get his way.

President Biden condemned Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., Greg Abbott, R-Texas, and other Republican governors on Thursday for their responses to COVID-19 and threatened to use his presidential powers to overrule their authority.

During a speech at the White House regarding his executive order to boost COVID-19 vaccinations, Biden called out the Americans who have not been vaccinated.

“This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” said Biden. “And it’s caused by the fact that despite America having [an] unprecedented and successful vaccination program, despite the fact that for almost five months, free vaccines have been available in more than 80,000 different locations, we still have nearly 80 million Americans who have failed to get the shot.”

Then came the blunt threat.

“Right now, local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight with them and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying in schools,” Biden also said.

“If they’ll not help, if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I’ll use my power as president to get them out of the way,” he added.

DeSantis’ office took a hearty jab back at Biden, declaring that they are too busy working for the people of Florida to engage in “petty food fights”.

 

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