On Wednesday, President Joe Biden unveiled a new COVID-19 Action Plan.
Sen. Joni Ernst charged Biden with using the plan in order to distract from the 9/11 anniversary.
Biden plans to visit three 9/11 sites in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia on Saturday.
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Sen. Joni Ernst called President Joe Biden’s plan to get more Americans immunized an attempt to distract attention from the 20th anniversary the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Fox News' Iowa Republican and combat veteran, John Biden, accused Biden of "leading with coercion" and challenged the motives behind the plan.
Ernst stated, "I would agree to the point being made by so many my colleagues that this a diversion away 9/11, away the 20th anniversary and away from his Afghanistan withdrawal debacle that was his Afghanistan withdraw."
On Wednesday, the White House announced a COVID-19 plan to address the rising incidence of the Delta variant. This has led to an increase in the number of cases across the US. The rule included a requirement that companies with over 100 employees must mandate the COVID-19 vaccination for their employees, or submit them for weekly testing.
The plan was immediately rejected by Republicans who vowed to fight it. This set up battles between Washington, and GOP-led states.
Saturday marks the 20th anniversary on September 11, 2001. This was when hijackers crashed several passenger planes onto US soil. Nearly 3,000 Americans were killed. This anniversary is also less than two weeks following the chaotic US withdrawal form Afghanistan. It ended with the Taliban returning to power almost 20 years ago.
Ernst is not the only lawmaker who accuses Biden of using his vaccine plan to distract from the task at hand. Mississippi Governor. Mississippi Governor.
Biden and the first woman have an extensive agenda for Saturday's anniversary. Biden plans to visit three sites in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia where the attacks took place.
Last week, he also signed an executive ordering to release documents related to 9/11. This was something that victims' families have been requesting for many years.