President Biden again praised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for continuing to encourage GOP-leaning men to get the coronavirus vaccine — as the White House declined to say if it asked the top Republican to do so.
The commander-in-chief made the comments on Tuesday afternoon while speaking to reporters at a White House event marking the 150 millionth COVID-19 vaccine administered in the US, after being asked what his administration was doing to combat vaccine hesitancy.
Biden responded that there were two groups that were seemingly hesitant, the first included people who were “not sure that they’re being told the truth” due to “past wrongs that had been done to them, like experimentation.”
“But then there’s another group that seems, to me, to be — I probably shouldn’t characterize it, but Mitch McConnell keeps speaking to them, which I give him credit for,” he continued.
Biden was responding to McConnell’s comments on Monday during a presser he gave from his home state in Kentucky.Getty Images
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