Brnovich wrote to Biden after the president pitched his plan to boost the vaccinated population.
“Now we need to go community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood and often times door-to-door — literally knocking on doors, to get help to the remaining people protected from the virus,” 바이든이 말했다.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also referred to the “door-to-door” effort while listing the five objectives of Biden’s COVID response earlier in the day at Tuesday’s White House briefing, 인용 “targeted community door-to-door outreach” ...에 “get remaining Americans vaccinated by ensuring that they have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”
Brnovich, who is running for the U.S. Senate and has launched a number of legal challenges and efforts to push back against what he sees as federal overreach and policies that impact Arizona, expressed concern about what he saw as potential government intrusions into Americans’ health care privacy.
“나는, along with many Arizonans, was greatly alarmed by your White House indicating that it might be in possession of medical records revealing the contact information for Americans who have not been vaccinated,” the Republican said in the letter to Biden, Fox News에서 획득. “만일이 경우라면, this is a severe breach of privacy, and I will not tolerate such intrusions within Arizona.”
Brnovich said the COVID vaccines have “been a great breakthrough” but warned that Americans “do not trust government intrusion or the politicization of the health care process.”
“If Americans are on the fence about taking the COVID-19 vaccine, it would be most inappropriate for bureaucrats to single them out — regardless of motives or intentions,” 그는 말했다.
While the White House has not indicated that it will have medical records specifically, Brnovich’s concern is one of a number of Republican criticisms of the plan — fearing what the federal outreach could lead to.
“Door to door to vaccinate Americans this year… door to door to confiscate guns next year?” 대표. 로렌 보 버트, R-Colo., 트윗.
“How about don’t knock on my door,” 대표. 그리고 Crenshaw, R- 텍사스, 트윗. “You’re not my parents. You’re the government. Make the vaccine available, and let people be free to choose.”
폭스 뉴스’ Joseph Wulfsohn contributed to this report.