(by Kyle Becker | Becker News) – White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has a track record of providing spoiler alerts for the Biden administration’s coming authoritarian policies.
At a Monday press conference, Psaki once again played coy, while saying that “nothing is off the table” when it comes to a vaccine mandate for domestic travel.
In regards to an interstate travel, CNN’s Kaitlin Collins asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki: “Is he now considering mandating vaccinations to fly domestically?”
“Well, I think what you heard the President say — I think — it was hard to hear the question, so I think this was a question that was asked, but was that he wasn’t taking any options off the table, but he’s going to rely on that advice of his health and medical experts,” Psaki responded.
The problem with this response is the United States is designed to take government options “off the table.” The right to travel is implied by the Fifth Amendment, and has been upheld in numerous Supreme Court precedents. It is also widely recognized as a fundamental human right. (It is unclear why U.S. cities have not been sued for issuing ‘vaccine passports’ on such grounds.)
There have been numerous signs that the Biden administration is poised to issue a vaccine mandate for interstate travel, even though it would be blatantly constitutional.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief of the NIAID and Biden’s top medical adviser, is typically the messenger the administration sends out to prime the public for extreme Covid measures. Fauci earlier supported a vaccine mandate for interstate travel.
“I would support that. If you want to get on a plane and travel, then you should be vaccinated,” Fauci said in an interview on the Skimm This podcast in mid-September.