U.S. Representative Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-09) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 185, legislation terminating the outdated and unnecessary requirement imposed by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for proof of COVID-19 vaccination for foreign travelers.
“In two short years since Mr. Biden took office, six million unvaccinated illegal aliens have walked across our southern border. Not a single one of these lawbreakers is required to get the COVID-19 shot. Worse, the Biden administration released tens of thousands of COVID-positive illegal immigrants into our communities with nary a care. Yet Joe Biden continues requiring tourists visiting our country to be vaccinated prior to their arrival. The hypocrisy is palpable.
Joe Biden likes to say that pandemic is over. And it is. Life has returned to pre-COVID normalcy. It makes no sense to block travelers from entering the United States, legally I might add.
I also object to forcing people to get an experimental shot or mandate they wear a mask. I have said this from the beginning, wear a mask if you want to or get a shot and as many boosters as you want. However, in no circumstance should any government force people, citizens or visiting tourists to violate their body autonomy with unproven, risky and largely unnecessary actions,” concluded Congressman Gosar.