On Wednesday, our nation's capital became the latest Democrat-run city to adopt a stringent vaccine mandate. The Washington Post reported:
The change comes two days after Bowser announced a host of new restrictions to curb record-setting numbers of daily coronavirus cases that have made D.C.'s new daily case rate higher than that of any state in the nation this week.
After reinstating an indoor mask mandate, announcing a forthcoming vaccine requirement for government workers without a test-out option, and introducing at-home rapid antigen tests for residents, Bowser’s latest measure will require thousands of businesses to check that patrons are vaccinated.
As Senator Tom Cotton and Congressman Andy Biggs pointed out, vaccine mandates typically require people wishing to enter certain businesses to present a photo ID in addition to their vaccine card.
DC is now forcing a vax mandate. Unreal, but not surprising.— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) December 22, 2021
Only Liberals can make sense out of forcing proof of ID to eat at a restaurant but not to vote. https://t.co/dk0BzmHPnJ
The same liberals mandating ID and three vaccine shots to eat food claim that it's racist to require ID to vote.— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) December 22, 2021
Democrats are notorious for labeling Republican lawmakers who promote commonsense voter ID laws as racists due to unsubstantiated (and frankly, racist) claims that Black Americans and other minorities lack the ability to obtain a free government-issued photo ID. While nonsensical claims about states enacting racist voter ID laws are commonplace on the national news, anchors on CNN and MSNBC have been silent on the very real discriminatory impact these vaccine mandates have on minorities. Currently, over half of African-Americans in D.C. are unvaccinated. These D.C. residents will essentially be excluded from society once the mandate is implemented.
The Democrats’ new vaccine mandate in D.C. would ban up to 53.6% of D.C.’s Black residents from restaurants, gyms, entertainment facilities, and other indoor venues.— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) December 22, 2021
Joe Biden supports this. pic.twitter.com/sIa7iuifpx
DC's vaccinated rates - there are a LOT of people who can no longer eat at restaurants and go gyms or venues in Washington DC. pic.twitter.com/U6HdKGGUtv— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) December 22, 2021
The D.C. mandate is also being implemented at a time when crime rates have risen dramatically in the city, but, naturally, not as much attention is being given to that issue by the Left.
the unvaxxed can't participate in society in dc anymore but the criminals robbing people at gunpoint, throwing bricks at babies, and stealing your car in broad daylight can roam freely.— Samantha Bullock (@SamLBullock) December 22, 2021
liberal utopia for you.
DC has had a weekly avg of 1 Covid death since May…FOUR people were killed due to crime in just the past 24 HOURS. U hold an emergency mask press conference but choose to ignore the rampant crime on our streets that are killing people??? .@MayorBowser https://t.co/utOdm6Zj7u— Maggie Howell (@Mar__G_3) December 20, 2021
D.C.'s vaccine mandate is peak Leftist hypocrisy. Democrats like Mayor Bowser are using COVID-19 to enact draconian measures, typically enforced by photo ID, while ignoring the negative effects that these mandates will have on the everyday lives of minorities who live and work in their cities. To make matters worse, all of this is taking place during a crime epidemic that is only worsening by the day.