Arizona’s attorney general is expressing concern that President Joe Biden’s administration is breaching Americans’ privacy.
Attorney General Mark Brnovich, a Republican, says the White House seemed to indicate this week that it might possess medical records containing contact information for Americans who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine when officials outlined plans to send teams door-to-door to encourage more people to get a shot.
“If this is the case, this is a severe breach of privacy, and I will not tolerate such intrusions within Arizona,” Brnovich said in a letter to Biden (and below), a Democrat.
The attorney general, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat, added that it would be “most inappropriate” for officials to single out Americans who have not gotten a vaccine.
The White House did not immediately return an inquiry. A spokeswoman for Brnovich told The Epoch Times via email that the administration has not yet responded to the letter.
Biden and White House press secretary Jen Psaki separately detailed the new plans on Tuesday.
“We are continuing to wind down the mass vaccination sites that did so much in the spring to rapidly vaccinate those eager to get their first shot—and their second shot, for that matter, if they needed a second,” Biden said in remarks delivered in Washington.
“We need to go to community by community, neighborhood by neighborhood, and oftentimes, door to door—literally knocking on doors—to get help to the remaining people [to get them] protected from the virus,” he added.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
Psaki said in a briefing that the targeted door-to-door effort would focus on making sure people who have not gotten a jab “have the information they need on how both safe and accessible the vaccine is.”