President Biden on Thursday said police officers and first responders who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine should stay home and be fired.
Speaking during a presidential CNN town hall, moderator Anderson Cooper noted that as many as one in three emergency responders in some major cities are refusing to comply with city vaccine mandates.
“I’m wondering where you stand on that,” Cooper said. “Should police officers, first responders be mandated to get vaccines? And if not, should they be mandated to stay at home, let go?”
“Yes and yes,” Biden replied, going on to suggest that he implemented his controversial vaccine mandate only as a last resort.