House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), merely four months ago, admitted that the federal government cannot require an individual to be vaccinated — a stark contrast from the Biden administration’s recent moves, forcing private businesses to implement vaccine requirements for employees.
During an April 29 press conference, a reporter asked the 81-year-old California lawmaker why she would not consider “something like requiring that everyone be fully vaccinated.”
“There’s been some pushback from both the right and the left about requiring social distancing and fully masked participants last night,” the reporter asked.
“Why not consider something like requiring that everyone be fully vaccinated? Why require masks at a time when public health officials want the message to be about vaccination?” she continued.
“So – so here is the thing. We are – we cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do. It is a