Missouri Gov. Stands Up To Biden, Challenges Door-to-Door Vaccine Plan With Major Order

Biden’s administration is launching a new “door-to-door” scheme to push Americans to get vaccinated after failing to meet its July 4th goal of having 70 percent of the adult population with at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine.

And Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson has made it clear he is not going to allow that to happen in his state.

“I have directed our health department to let the federal government know that sending government employees or agents door-to-door to compel vaccination would NOT be an effective OR a welcome strategy in Missouri!” Parson tweeted on Thursday.


“We will continue to offer convenient vaccination options to all Missourians for those who want a COVID-19 vaccine. Teresa and I both have received the COVID-19 vaccine, and we encourage anyone age 12 and up to get vaccinated to protect themselves and those around them,” he added in a second tweet.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that the administration has launched “strike forces” to go “door-to-door” to convince people to get their vaccines.

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“So we had set a goal of reaching 70% of adults,” Psaki said.

“We’re continuing to press to reach it and we will in the next couple of weeks for adults over the age of 18,” she continued. “But our work doesn’t stop there and we are going to continue to press to get 12 to 18 year-olds vaccinated, to continue to work with communities where there are lower vaccination rates. That’s one of the reasons we initiated these strike forces to go into communities and work with them to determine what they need. To take a localized, specific approach that works with elected officials in communities.”

“If the number of cases continues to trend upward, are there any circumstances under which the White House would reimpose some of those restrictions, as cases tick up, or would that be up to the States?” a reporter later asked Psaki.

“Well, states are going to have to make evaluations and local communities are going to have to make evaluations about what’s in their interests,” Psaki responded.



“And as you know, there are much higher rates of vaccinations in some parts of the country over others and we certainly support their decisions to implement any measures that they think will help their [keep] community safe,” Psaki added.

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Later on Tuesday, Biden also spoke about their plan to launch a “door-to-door” initiative to vaccinate Americans.

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“Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door- literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” Biden said.

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Several GOP lawmakers were quick to slam the idea on Twitter soon after Psaki and Biden’s comments.

The entire idea from the Biden administration is bonkers.