Earlier this year, President Joe Biden announced a series of tough federal mandates aimed at pressuring people to get vaccinated for COVID-19, mostly by hijacking businesses to force employees to comply.
Yet as Fox News’ Tammy Bruce recently argued, Fox reported, opposition to those policies appears to be far more intense than Biden or his administration expected, with Bruce suggesting they’ve been blindsided by the backlash.
Bruce recently presented her opinion on the matter during a Monday interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on Faulkner Reports.
What did she say?
“There seems to be a presumption by the Biden administration that the American people will fold, that we’ll cave,” Bruce explained. “They did not anticipate our not wanting to be coerced.”
“This nation was founded based on not wanting to be forced into doing things and wanting genuine representation,” the popular radio host continued, stressing, “It is in our DNA.”
“We are not just going to refuse something for the sake of it,” Bruce stated. “But, we have to be convinced and persuaded to do certain things.”
“What the Biden administration is doing, for some reason, is choosing first to force, to jam us into something and that, of course, is having a backlash,” Bruce pointed out. “What I think they expected is that people wouldn’t quit their job or they wouldn’t say no. And, of course, we’re seeing that across the board.”
The resistance begins
Fox Business reported Monday that Southwest Airlines has seen hundreds of flights canceled in recent days, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) suggesting that the disruption is due to pilots calling in sick to protest a looming requirement that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.
However, the Biden administration has strenuously denied that negative reaction to vaccine mandates is having any negative impact on the economy, contrary to the evidence that’s unfolding in front of them.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters during a press conference on Tuesday, “I know there was a little hubbub over the course of the last few days about Southwest Airlines.”
“We now know some of those claims were absolutely false,” Psaki insisted. “Actually, the issues were completely unrelated to vaccine mandates.”
Psaki added: “But again, what we’ve seen, business to business, across the country, is this is the way to save lives, create more certainty; it’s good for the economy; and it’s something we’re looking forward to implementing.”