Hawley Sarcastically Calls Biden ‘Mr. Unity’ After His Remarks on States Lifting COVID Restrictions

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is mocking President Joe Biden for suggesting state leaders who have lifted COVID-19 restrictions are engaging in “Neanderthal thinking.”

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Thursday, host Brian Kilmeade noted Missouri is one of the states without a mask mandate.

He asked Hawley, “Do you have archaic thinking?”

The senator replied, “What a uniter Joe Biden is. You know, this is Mr. Unity, and yet, if you disagree with him you’re a Neanderthal. This guy has also called people who disagree with him Nazis. I mean it’s unbelievable.”

He continued, “There’s nothing wrong with actually following the science and allowing people to make their own decisions.”

Hawley explained he believes Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) has done a “good job” by “giving local counties the ability to make their own decisions.”

“If Joe Biden really wants to do more, why doesn’t he focus his COVID relief package on vaccine distribution and actually put the brunt of the package there,” Hawley argued.

He added, “Instead he’s spending hundreds of millions of dollars on stuff like abortion providers and environmental justice. That shows you where his priorities are.”

Watch the video below:

The president was asked by reporters on Wednesday what his message is to states who are lifting mask-wearing mandates, as IJR reported.

“I think it’s a big mistake. Look, I hope everybody’s realized by now these masks make a difference. We are on the cusp of fundamentally changing the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in peoples’ arms,” Biden replied.

He went on, “And the last thing, the last thing, we need is Neanderthal thinking that ‘in the meantime everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it.’ It still matters.”

Texas and Mississippi on Tuesday separately issued executive orders to lift mask mandates and reopen businesses at full capacity.

Responses

  1. Oh good lord… what an absolute baby. And Republicans are NOT interested in letting individual counties make their own decisions. There are several Red states untroducing bills making it illegal for even businesses to require masks on their own property to protect their own employees.

    Also, getting vaccines to states hasnt been the issue. It is the complete lack of oversight or guidance once it gets to a state that has been the issue. No where have i seen lack of funding being the problem for vaccines.

    1. “There are several Red states untroducing bills making it illegal for even businesses to require masks on their own property to protect their own employees.” Phoenix

      This is a clear example of what I mentioned, below.

    2. Josh Hawley is one of the many R’s that either wants us to believe he is an idiot or HE BELIEVES his supporters are idiots. Being Hawley was valedictorian of his prep school class, a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, it is hard to believe HE is an idiot. Therefore one must conclude that he is going after the support of actual idiots. 52% of Republicans believe Trump won in 2020. It is a large pool Hawley is going after.

      1. “52% of Republicans believe Trump won in 2020. It is a large pool Hawley is going after.” Phyllis

        So, are you saying that the US is living out the movie “Idiocracy” in realtime, now? Because it sure feels like Steelers Wheel’s lyrics for “Stuck In the Middle” got it right.

  2. The American Fascist Party is good at “unity”, especially if what they want to do will harm the American people. They are really good at doing that.

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