President Biden said emergency responders should be mandated to receive the Covid-19 vaccine and possibly risk losing their job if they refuse.
"I'm wondering where you stand on that should police officers emergency responders be mandated to get vaccines and if not, should they stay at home or be let go?" CNN's Anderson Cooper asked the President.
"Yes, and yes," Biden said matter-of-factly.
Biden noted that he held out before going all-in on mandatory vaccines, but the scientific data ultimately forced his hand.
"I waited until July to talk about mandating. I tried everything else possible. The mandates are working," he said.
The President went on to note that there are two angles regarding the vaccine that bother him in particular.
"One, are those who just try to make this a political issue," he said, adding, "The second one is the gross misinformation that's out there."