Friday, September 17, 2021

More than half of US states pledge to fight Biden’s vaccine mandate

Twenty-seven Republican governors or attorneys general have vowed to fight the latest executive order issued by President Joe Biden that mandates more than 80 million private employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly testing, or fined their employer Will go

The executive order directs the US Department of Labor’s Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to require that private businesses with more than 100 employees require that their employees receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing. Non-compliance will result in a fine of $14,000 per violation.

Governors who have expressed their opposition include Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina. people are involved. , South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

Republican attorney generals from states with Democratic governors who have vowed to fight include Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and Louisiana AG Jeff Landry.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, with whom Biden has disputed the mask mandate and vaccine passport, said Florida would fight back.

“When you have a president like Biden who issues unconstitutional orders against the American people, we have a responsibility to stand up for the Constitution and fight back, and we are doing that in the state of Florida,” he said. “This is a president who has admitted in the past that he has no authority to impose this on anyone, and that this order could result in millions of Americans losing their jobs.”

Texas, which is already embroiled in several lawsuits with the Biden administration, has vowed to sue. Texas Governor Greg Abbott, after hearing Biden’s announcement, said that “Texas is already working to prevent this power grab” and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Texas was “very soon” on the Biden administration. will sue.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said, “OSHA cannot dictate individual health care decisions for Missourians. Missouri is not under the OSHA state plan, and Parsons is allowed to use state employees to enforce this unconstitutional action.” will not give

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster vowed to fight Biden, saying, “The American dream has turned into a nightmare under President Biden and radical Democrats. They have declared war on capitalism, turned their noses at the Constitution, and went abroad.” We have empowered our enemies in the U.S. Rest assured, we will fight them to the gates of hell to protect the freedom and livelihood of every South Carolinian.

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said, “Governors don’t report to Joe Biden. Governors don’t report to the federal government, states have made up the federal government, and Joe Biden is out of their reach,” Ducey said. These mandates are outrageous. They will never stand in court. We have to push back and move forward.”

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita indicated that he was working with a group of AGs to file the lawsuit. “My team and I, along with other like-minded attorneys general, are reviewing all legal action taken by the Biden administration on how to stand against these authoritarian actions,” he said in a statement.

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The Republican National Committee also announced that it is suing “to protect Americans and their liberties” if the proposed rule change is to take effect.

In response to Republican pushback, senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond, a former Democratic congressman from Louisiana, told CNN that the White House expected opposition.

He said, “… the governors who are standing in the way, I think, it was very clear from the tone of the president today that he would run on them. And that’s important. It’s not for political purposes. It’s for the American people.” To save lives. And so, we won’t let one or two people get in the way. We will always err on the side of protecting the American people.”

by Bethany Blankle

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This News Originally From – The Epoch Times

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