(RepublicanNews.org) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced the Biden administration plans to get more Americans vaccinated during a July 6 press briefing. That plan includes a “targeted” outreach effort to go “door-to-door” in communities to ensure Americans “have the information they need” regarding the safety and accessibility of vaccines. In the wake of that news, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his plan to introduce legislation pushing back against COVID-19 passports and their accompanying databases.
Cruz introduced his bill to the American people in a July 8 tweet. His tweet included a brief outline of the proposed legislation’s content as well as a warning the “door-to-door” outreach amounts to having government agents striving to intimidate individuals into being vaccinated. “Let’s talk, comrade,” he tweeted.
When the Biden admin calls for "targeted" "door-to-door outreach" to get people vaccinated, it comes across as a g-man saying: “We know you're unvaccinated, let’s talk, comrade.”
My bill to ban federal vaccine passports prohibits the feds from maintaining a vaccine database. pic.twitter.com/RJbtGLc8zN
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 8, 2021
Cruz’s bill calls for the destruction of any local, state, and federal government records of any data and records relating to any individual’s vaccination status within 30 days of the measure’s passage. The bill includes digital and paper records and applies equally to federal records provided by state and local agencies, healthcare providers and insurers.
Conservatives rallied around Cruz’s call to end vaccine passports and pushed back against the administration’s plan to harass citizens with their door-to-door inquisitors. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) invoked former President Ronald Reagan’s warning that the most terrifying words in the English language are: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” However, he changed the ending to “have you been vaccinated yet?”
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