Officials of the Biden regime lashed out against Congressional Republicans on Wednesday over their effort to repeal the COVID vaccine mandate for the military through a renewed defense package.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and communications director John Kirby called the rescinding of the vaccine mandate through the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a “mistake” that will hurt military readiness.
“Republicans in Congress have decided that they’d rather fight against the health and well-being of our troops than protecting them, and we believe it is a mistake,” Jean-Pierre told reporters during a press briefing.
“Making sure our troops are prepared and ready for service is a priority for President Biden and the vaccination requirement for COVID does just that.”
Jean-Pierre: “Republicans have decided they’d rather fight against the well-being of our troops and we believe it is a mistake. Making sure our troops are prepared and ready for service is a priority for President Biden and the vaccination requirement does just that.” pic.twitter.com/UXS2VZ5iyi
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National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications John Kirby echoed that talking point almost verbatim.
“We continue to believe that repealing the vaccine mandate is a mistake. Making sure our troops are ready to defend this country and prepared to do so that remains the President’s priority and the vaccine requirement for Covid does just that,” Kirby told reporters when asked if Biden would sign the final version of the NDAA.