Fired NYC teacher rips Mayor Adams for keeping vaccine mandate: 'Why are you holding onto this?'

A former New York City teacher slammed Mayor Eric Adams after she was fired over her vaccination status, calling the move "personal" as the city fires school employees in

droves over the COVID-19 mandate. Rachelle Garcia, who taught in Brooklyn for 15 years, joined "Fox & Friends First" Tuesday amid reports nearly 2,000 school employees

have lost their jobs over the mandate. Garcia was let go after her religious exemption request was denied. "He's not governing the city as he should," Garcia told co-host

Carley Shimkus. "So why is Eric not doing his job? Why is he not letting the city workers back to work? You have teachers willing to go back to work, firefighters, so many city

workers are impacted by this greatly." NYC PUNISHES DOZENS OF EDUCATORS OVER ‘FRAUDULENT’ PROOF OF VACCINATION "People getting homeless," she continued. "Why are you

holding on to this? It's like, do you have a personal vendetta against us? Because we chose we made our decision… What is the problem at this point? And it seems

personal." Garcia's comments come after the president declared the "pandemic is over" during an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" over the weekend.  "The pandemic is

over," Biden said during the interview. "We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lot of work on it."  Despite this, New York City is still requiring the

vaccine for city workers. "It has impacted my family a great deal psychologically, emotionally," Garcia said. "My career was taken away. I went to school for this. I studied

for this. It wasn't just given to me, so the way it was taken from me, it was harsh. It was cruel."