Republican lawmakers on Friday criticised President Joe Biden for imposing restrictions on journey from India in view of the sudden surge in COVID-19 circumstances within the nation.
“Proscribing journey to our ally India whereas leaving our border open to Mexico just isn’t rational,” Congressman Tim Burchett mentioned in a tweet, quickly after the White Home introduced Biden’s determination.
“The coverage shall be carried out in mild of terribly excessive COVID-19 caseloads and a number of variants circulating in India. The coverage will take impact on Tuesday, Could 4,” White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki had mentioned on Friday.
One other Republican lawmaker Jodey Arrington additionally criticised Biden for this proclamation on journey.
“Biden enacting an India journey ban whereas preserving the border open is like locking your entrance door, however leaving the again door huge open. I’m wondering if the Left will accuse him of being xenophobic and anti-Hindu,” Arrington requested.
“As Biden bans flights from India, maybe he ought to be reminded of a tweet he put out final yr. Additionally, I assumed journey bans have been xenophobic,” Congresswoman Lauren Boebert mentioned in a tweet.
After the then president Donald Trump had imposed journey ban from Europe, Biden then the Democratic presidential candidate, had opposed it.
“A wall won’t cease coronavirus. Banning all journey from Europe – or another a part of the world – won’t cease it. The illness might influence each nation and any particular person on the planet – and we want a plan to fight it,” Biden had mentioned in a tweet on March 12 final yr.
As Biden bans flights from India, maybe he ought to be reminded of a tweet he put out final yr.
Additionally, I assumed journey bans have been xenophobic. pic.twitter.com/9Dc0Bzl3Ac
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) April 30, 2021
Indian-American Congressman Ro Khanna, nonetheless, supported the journey ban.
“I help the Biden Administration’s journey restrictions from India, which many within the Indian American neighborhood have referred to as for,” he mentioned.
“However what we actually must do is prioritise lives over extra earnings. Pfizer and Moderna must license their vaccine formulation,” Khanna mentioned.
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