Republicans nationwide are tearing into President Joe Biden on Thursday after he announced he’d use an emergency order to force businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccines or weekly COVID testing.
‘Forcing this and coercing people, I don’t think is the right decision. I’d imagine that you’re gonna see a lot of activity in the courts if they try to do that through an executive action,’ Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said during a press conference Thursday.
The Republican National Committee says that it intends to sue to block Biden’s order from taking effect, and several House Republicans plan to introduce legislation to negate the order.
‘Joe Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied,’ said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who added that she was ‘pro-vaccine and anti-mandate’.
‘Many small businesses and workers do not have the money or legal resources to fight Biden’s unconstitutional actions and authoritarian decrees, but when his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties,’ said McDaniel.
Biden on Thursday announced an aggressive new plan to get 100 million employees across the federal government and private sector vaccinated against COVID as the case rate continues to rise due to the Delta variant.
Other Republican governors are also mounting a defense against Biden’s aggressive new order and vowing to fight it through state laws and lawsuits.
Arizona, Montana, Indiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Georgia and South Carolina were all among the Republican-led states that threatened legal action.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem appeared to threaten legal action against the Biden administration on Twitter, telling Biden: ‘See you in court.’
She was joined by fellow Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, who wrote ‘I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration’ on Twitter Thursday evening.
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Source: Daily Mail