(JustPatriots.com)- The conservative outlet the Daily Wire obtained a leaked audio recording of former National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins that all but proves Collins isn’t the nonpartisan, non-political guy he pretended to be.
In the audio, from a private event at the University of Chicago last October, Collins attacked former President Trump over his COVID response and took delight in the idea that people should have their livelihoods threatened to coerce them into getting vaccinated.
The October event was hosted by Russell Moore from Christianity Today for the Institute of Politics, a left-wing organization founded by former Obama advisor David Axelrod. The purpose was to address vaccine resistance among evangelical Christians.
During his talk, Collins declared that the federal government does have the authority to force people to get vaccinated “if there is an outbreak that is threatening people.” He argued that “it’s just not about you;” it’s about the people who will get infected by you.
He said mandates will convince people to get vaccinated “especially if it means losing your job.”
Collins found it amusing that forcing people into getting the vaccine by threatening their job works, adding that it makes him feel like “their resistance was not maybe quite that deeply seated.”
During his talk, the non-political Collins blamed former President Trump for the COVID deaths early on in the pandemic while sparing Joe Biden from any blame for overseeing even more COVID deaths than occurred during Trump’s presidency.
Collins criticized Trump for shifting the blame to him and Dr. Anthony Fauci which he said damaged their reputations.
Calling Trump “self-involved and misguided,” Collins said, “great harm was done to the country.” He claimed under Trump, hundreds of thousands of Americans died who shouldn’t have, concluding that this was why Trump tried to shift the blame.
In the recording, Collins also defended his support for the NIH-funded experiments involving harvesting body parts from full-term babies and grafting infant scalps onto lab rates. While he wouldn’t say whether or not he was pro-abortion, the “confessing Christian,” told the audience that aborted fetal tissue is valuable in scientific research and it’s a shame to let it go to waste.