“I think it’s a great milestone, a great day,” Biden said in remarks from the White House. “It’s been made possible by the extraordinary success we’ve had in vaccinating so many Americans so quickly.”
Biden urged those who have not yet gotten the shot to do so as soon as possible and to wear a mask until they been fully vaccinated.
“It’s going to take a little more time for everyone who wants to get vaccinated to get their shots. So all of us, let’s be patient with one another,” Biden said.
Earlier Thursday Biden said the FBI continues to believe that the Russian government was not behind the cyberattack that led to the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline but that “the criminals who did the attack are living in Russia.” In remarks from the White House, Biden also urged U.S. motorists not to panic amid fuel shortages and predicted a return to normalcy this weekend.
Biden also convened an Oval Office meeting with six Republican senators as he continues to try to build support for a sweeping infrastructure package.