Roll Call reports:
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise slammed the Biden administration Tuesday for encouraging undocumented immigrants to get the COVID-19 vaccine, calling it a “slap in the face” to Americans waiting for their own shots. The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement Monday encouraging “all individuals, regardless of immigration status” to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once eligible.
“President Biden’s plan to vaccinate illegal immigrants ahead of Americans who are currently being denied the COVID-19 vaccine is a slap in the face to millions of hard-working families who have been waiting months for the vaccine and expect Washington leaders to be looking out for them,” Scalise said in a statement. The Homeland Security statement did not call for undocumented immigrants to be vaccinated ahead of U.S. citizens.
Read the full article. Scalise last appeared on JMG when a Fox News host accused him of trying to “throw out the votes to ten million Biden voters.” Before that he appeared on JMG when he faced an ethics complaint for posting a doctored video of Biden.
NEW: Scalise, R-La., called on President Joe Biden to “abandon this ridiculous plan and instead focus on getting the elderly, the vulnerable, frontline workers, and other essential Americans vaccinated as quickly as possible.” https://t.co/PjuamYJ7vc
— Roll Call (@rollcall) February 2, 2021
This is just typical dog whistle bs. There is no either or situation. Who the hell does he think is cleaning our hospitals, picking our food, and stocking our shelves? If it wasn’t for undocumented workers America would have starved during this pandemic. https://t.co/DIdbO8CxfK
— Ruben Gallego (@RubenGallego) February 2, 2021