Joni Ernst's claim about Biden's vaccine campaign leaves Twitter users baffled

Joni Ernst's claim about Biden's vaccine campaign leaves Twitter users baffled
Image via Screengrab

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) left Twitter users scratching their heads after her she argued President Joe Biden's vaccination campaign was nothing more than a "diversion away from 9/11." Social media users quickly turned the tables and made the joke about her.

Speaking to Fox News on Friday, September 10, Ernst railed against Biden's vaccine initiative.

"They are leading by coercion," Ernst said, adding, "And I would agree with the point that is being made by so many of my colleagues that this is a diversion, away from 9/11," Ernst continued. "And away from the 20th anniversary, and away from the debacle that was his Afghanistan withdrawal."

Twitter users quickly shared their reactions to her seemingly puzzling remarks. One Twitter user sarcastically wrote, "Wait… I got so distracted by the pandemic hoo-ha that I completely forgot that 9/11 ever happened! Thank God for Joni the hog-castrating advocate for the truth. If she hadn't reminded me, I never would have remembered that horrific day. Joe Biden, you crafty devil you. I see you."

Some users also noted the 9/11 timeline emphasizing how long it has been since the tragic incident occurred.


Ernst's remarks came shortly after Biden criticized Republican governors continuing to rail against COVID vaccination efforts as he proposed a vaccine mandate. "Look, I am so disappointed that particularly some Republican governors have been so cavalier with the health of these kids, so cavalier with the health of their communities," Biden said.We're playing for real here. This isn't a game.

#story_page_post_article

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.