‘Mad Money’ host Jim Cramer is now under fire from conservatives after he went on an on-air rant in which he demanded that President Biden use the military to enforce a nationwide vaccine mandate.
As The Hill reports:
CNBC host Jim Cramer expressed outrage at Americans who have refused to get vaccinated against the coronavirus and suggested the White House consider creating a universal vaccine mandate for all people in the United States.
“So it’s time to admit that we have to go to war against COVID,” Cramer said on his long-running business program “Mad Money” on Monday. “Require vaccination universally. Have the military run it. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, you better be ready to prove your conscientious objector status in court.”
Cramer argued “toothless” requirements from government agencies like OSHA do not go far enough in requiring vaccinations and helping the country’s economy get back on its feet amid record inflation and supply chain issues.
“Nobody wants to be the bad guy, so we’ve allowed a pastiche of uncoordinated health organizations to dictate an on-again, off-again series of measures that mostly just leave us baffled and confused,” he said. “We haven’t ever centralized the issue to the point where the White House seems to take responsibility.”
A federal court blocked the Biden administration’s attempt to mandate the vaccine for healthcare workers who work at facilities that receive federal funds after 10 state sued to stop it.