Fox New host Sean Hannity slammed President Joe Biden for using unvaccinated Americans as a ‘political scapegoat’ while implementing a sweeping nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate, despite pledging for unity at his inauguration seven months ago.
‘It’s your body, his choice,’ the Hannity said on Friday. ‘With an unconstitutional, illegal, unethical federal vaccine mandate, on that, by the way, he said he would never support.’
On Thursday, Biden announced sweeping new COVID-19 vaccine mandate as part of the federal government’s aggressive new approach to fight that pandemic. It included rules that will affect two-thirds of the American workforce.
It includes mandating all federal employees and federal contractors get vaccinated, requiring vaccinations for more than 17 million healthcare workers at Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities and requiring all businesses with 100 or more employees to tell their workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID testing.
About 73.4 percent of Americans over the age of 12 have at least one vaccine dose, but less than 63 percent are fully vaccinated – far short of the threshold to reach herd immunity.
According to Hannity, Biden’s approach is a ‘cold, calculated political ploy’ to divide Americans.
‘Joe Biden’s heartfelt unity pledge lasted all of seven months,’ Hannity said.
Fox New host Sean Hannity slammed President Joe Biden for using unvaccinated Americans as a ‘political scapegoat’ while implementing a sweeping nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Pictured: Vaccine rollout as of September 10, showing a noticeable drop in daily vaccinations dropping in recent months
‘Now, it’s us versus them, and Dr. Joe’s patience is wearing thin.’
The Fox News host specifically mentioned the president’s inauguration speech, where Biden called upon the country to unify amidst the hearty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hannity highlighted Biden’s statements in his inaugural speech, where he called for unity among Americans, with his statements toward vaccinated Americans.
‘Clearly, Joe’s unity pledge was a lie,’ Hannity said.
‘Now, half the country is enemy number one, because they don’t want to follow Dr. Joe?’
He added that the White House was treating unvaccinated Americans as ‘political scapegoats’ while offering contradictory vaccine mandates.
‘In fact, Democrats say nicer things about illegal immigrants and even the Taliban, some of them, than the 80 million unvaccinated Americans,’ Hannity said,
‘It’s your body, his choice’: Sean Hannity said while slamming Biden for using Americans as a ‘political scapegoat’ with sweeping vaccine mandate despite inaugural pledge for unity
On Thursday, Biden announced that any employers with more than 100 employees needed to require staffers to be vaccinated, or face weekly COVID-19 tests
Pictured: Percentage of the US population vaccinated so far, showing a total of 62.7 percent of Americans with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine
Calling Biden’s vaccine mandate ‘deeply unconstitutional,’ Hannity applauded the likes of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who have since pledged their efforts to strike down the mandate, while saying it’s in ‘serious legal jeopardy.’
‘Anyone with a brain knows the mandate is in serious legal jeopardy,’ said Hannity. ‘Even fake news CNN attorneys recognize this.’
The outspoken GOP pundit cited the fundamental American idea of individual freedom in allowing those the right to decide whether or not to get vaccinated, with 62.7 percent of Americans having at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of September 10.
‘Individual freedom, liberty is a precious right in this country,’ Hannity said.
‘Once you lose it, it will be gone forever.’