The following article, Biden Vaccine Mandates Gets Mauled by Republicans, Many of Whom Threaten Lawsuits, was first published on Flag And Cross.
Over the summer, the White House repeatedly insinuated that the federal government has no place mandating that Americans receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Not only did President Biden suggest such a reality, but White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki similarly suggested that no federal requirement would be coming.
But, as with a great many statements made by Democrats, it only took a few weeks for this to be proven wrong, and with the Commander in Chief announcing on Thursday that all federal workers will need to be vaccinated, and also imposing a mandate for private businesses who employ more than 100 people.
This did not sit well with many Americans, including, predictably, a large portion of the Republican Party.
“This is absolutely unconstitutional,” Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky, wrote in a tweet, attaching a link to the news.
“Mandates are not the answer,” Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., said in response. “Getting the vaccine should be up to you and your doctor — not the federal government.”
“All 9 million federal employees should consult with their doctor and make a personal, informed decision about taking the vaccine,” wrote Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo. “Instead, Sleepy Joe says take it or else… You don’t lead by coercion. Biden has failed as a leader in every way.”
“This is unconstitutional,” said Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Ala. “The U.S. Constitution does not give the President this type of authority. No where in Article 2 of the Constitution will you find anything that even remotely gives the President this kind of power.”
The mandate comes at a time in which President Biden is facing unprecedented scrutiny over his handling of several major US crises, including two humanitarian catastrophes – one on the southern border of the US, and another involving the evacuation of Americans and our allies in Afghanistan – that have completely gutted his approval rating.
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