Joe Biden stood on national TV and said he fully supported the firing of any first responder that did not want to get the vaccine.
He essentially told Americans that they meant nothing to him, period, and nor do the first responders that suited up during the pandemic and showed up for work when they were truly at risk.
Now, the city of New York is among the first to experience the blowback, having to close a reported 26 firehouses because of staffing shortages created by the mandate.
We Don’t Need No Water…
The argument for natural immunity has never been stronger.
Many of the first responders refusing to take the jab have already been exposed to COVID-19.
They have recovered and feel they don’t need to take the jab because they have natural immunity.
That means nothing to Democrats right now, so first responders cannot work because they are missing the mandate that goes into effect on Monday.
New York Republican Nicole Malliotakis has five firehouses that are shut down in her district alone…
.@FDNY Ladder 149 in Dyker Heights #Brooklyn was closed today due to Mayor de Blasio’s overreaching vaccine mandate. If he doesn’t reverse course, the city will lose first responders and put New Yorkers in more danger. pic.twitter.com/jVo1WUVkgM
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) October 30, 2021
Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro is calling out the firefighters for missing work instead of standing tall behind his firefighters.
He stated, “The excessive sick leave … because of their anger at the vaccine mandate for all city employees is unacceptable, contrary to their oaths to serve & may endanger the lives of New Yorkers.”
FDNY spokesman Jim Long described the closings as a “fluid” situation.
He stated, “The situation remains fluid. We hire manpower to get the company back in service or relocate other units to the area for coverage.”
Residents in some areas have turned out in force to support their local firefighters, even though they know they are now at risk by these men and women not coming to work…
Dyker Heights community is turning out to support the FDNY at E284 L149. Our neighbors welcomed our services during the pandemic & they refuse to lose us. We aren't anti-vaccine & don't hold anyone elses decision against them…. we are anti-mandate. #HoldTheLine #FDNY pic.twitter.com/0powxpEihc
— NYCFireWire (@NYCFireWire) October 30, 2021
If Democrats continue down this road, every one of them will be without a job when they come back up for re-election.
Believe me, if someone dies due to a slow response, it will only be the talking heads that blame the firefighters because everyone else will be pointing fingers at Joe Biden and Democrats who have put these mandates in place.
Source: New York Post