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Jake Tapper Grills Bumbling Mississippi Guv on ‘Heartbreaking’ COVID Death Spiral

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19.09.2021

CNN anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly confronted Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday over his opposition to President Joe Biden’s vaccine policy despite Mississippi’s “heartbreaking” coronavirus death rate, flatly stating that Reeves’ “way is failing.”

Defending the administration’s vaccine mandates last week amid Republican promises to fight the new rules, Biden singled out Reeves, who had blasted the requirements as “tyrannical” and unconstitutional.

“In Mississippi, children are required to be vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis B, polio, tetanus, and more,” the president noted on Thursday. “These are state requirements. But in the midst of a pandemic that has already taken over 660,000 lives, I propose a requirement for COVID vaccines and the governor of that state calls it ‘a tyrannical-type move’? A tyrannical-type move?!”

Interviewing Reeves on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, Tapper brought up Biden’s remarks, wondering aloud why the governor and Mississippi’s legislature were willing to mandate various vaccines for children but not open to the federal government’s rules surrounding the COVID-19 shots. All federal employees are now required to be vaccinated and employees at businesses with over 100 staffers will........

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