Green Bay Packers future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers torched President Biden over his pandemic posturing in an interview that was published on Friday.
Rodgers’ rebuke came in response to Biden’s jokingly telling a young Green Bay fan last month while during tornado damage in Kentucky to “tell that quarterback he’s gotta get the vaccine,” in reference to the NFL great’s decision to not be vaccinated for COVID-19.
In an interview with ESPN, Rodgers said that Biden and his administration are “not helping the conversation” by pushing all Americans to get the COVID vaccine without sharing both the benefits and potential side-effects of the shot.
“When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes,” Rodgers said.
“And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that’s not helping the conversation,” he added.
The Packers signal-caller contracted the virus in November though he had previously said he was “immunized.” He has since been widely criticized for that, but he refused to back down in his ESPN interview.
“When in the course of human history has the side that’s doing the censoring and trying to shut people up and make them show papers and marginalize a part of the community ever been [the correct side]?” Rodgers said. “We’re censoring dissenting opinions? What are we trying to do? Save people from being able to determine the validity on their own or to listen and to think about things and come to their own conclusion?
“Freedom of speech is dangerous now if it doesn’t align with the mainstream narrative? That’s, I think first and foremost, what I wanted people to understand, and what people should understand is that there’s censorship in this country going on right now,” he continued.
“Are they censoring terrorists or pedophiles? Criminals who have Twitter profiles? No, they’re censoring people, and they’re shadow-banning people who have dissenting opinions about vaccines,” Rodgers added. “Why is that? Is that because Pfizer cleared $33 billion last year and Big Pharma has more lobbyists in Washington than senators and representatives combined? Why is the reason?
“When you censor and make pariahs out of anybody who questions what you believe in or what the mainstream narrative is, that doesn’t make any sense,” Rodgers said.