Biden reacts to viral video of Tennessee residents protesting against mask mandate

A group of students and teachers protested against a mask mandate being reinstated at a school in Tennessee.

The video went viral on social media.

President Biden said during a new conference Thursday “I saw a video and reports from Tennessee, of protestors threatening doctors and nurses who were before a school board making a case that to keep kids safe, there should be mandatory masks and as they walked out, these doctors and nurses were threatened.”

“Our healthcare workers are heroes” he added. “They were the heroes when there was no vaccine. Many of them gave their lives trying to save others. They’re heroes again with the vaccine. They’re doing their best to care for the people refusing to get vaccinated.”