Senator Chuck Grassley came out in support of vaccine employer mandates last week during his Capitol Hill Report. He also expressed extreme confidence in the COVID vaccine itself.
“Well, number one, we know vaccination works, so if you haven’t been vaccinated, get vaccinated,” he said. “I’ve been vaccinated. My wife has been vaccinated. I think most of my staff has been investigated — vaccinated, I should say. And, and you know of the 164 million people that are vaccinated, less than one-tenth of one percent have been infected with the virus and .001 percent have died according to data from the CDC. So get vaccinated.”
Grassley called it a personal choice and said he is not in favor of the government mandating vaccination. But then he said that he knows President Joe Biden is proposing federal employees be vaccinated.
“I think as an employer, whether it’s private or public, you can do that,” Grassley said. “But I’m not going to vote for any amendment that would make everybody be vaccinated.”
Grassley said he doesn’t believe there will be a shutdown because they learned from the lockdown of March of 2020 they made a lot of mistakes. Instead, he believes decisions will be made by the state government and not the federal government.