Why would Biden do this?
In a scathing criticism of President Joe Biden, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) accused the President of being a “hypocrite” regarding the federal government’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak, which recently included the distribution of monoclonal antibody treatments.
Appearing on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle,” Scott discussed his views on President Joe Biden’s management of the recent Omicron variant outbreak. Echoing what Florida’s Surgeon General, Dr. Joseph Ladapo said in a letter to HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra earlier in the week, Scott mentioned his frustration about the changing approach to federal intervention.
“First he says, ‘no federal solution,’ but then he wants these mandates, and then they pick and choose where they want to send these treatments,” Scott said referring to the recent decision by the federal government to pause treatments from Regeneron and Eli Lilly as they are believed to be less effective against the omicron variant.
The Biden administration also announced earlier in the month that it would be limiting the distribution of monoclonal treatments to 7 states –– including Florida –– as they used 70% of the nation’s supply.
Commenting on the change of how monoclonal antibody treatments are allocated, the Florida Republican said that whether the administration was referring to testing or monoclonal antibodies, all states “should be treated exactly the same.”
The Senator added that he didn’t understand President Biden and the Democrats, saying that the President and the party wanted to “tell you how to lead your life” but failed to offer any assistance. He then stated that the administration should get out of the way to allow states like Florida and Texas to create appropriate solutions.
Yet, he pointed out that although Biden said there wouldn’t be a federal solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, he seemed to be contradicting these statements by controlling all the treatments, deciding “where all the treatments go.”
Scott also added that the government buys “the vaccines up,” which gives them control over many aspects, including the number of vaccines each state gets and which states get the vaccines.
But Scott’s greatest gripe with the administration is that it prohibited health practitioners from suggesting suitable treatment options, as the state would not have enough monoclonal antibody treatments to supply demand.
He added that Floridians didn’t want to get COVID, yet they needed “good information,” so that if they got sick, the state would have all available treatment options.