The Republicans have finally united around something.
And what a better cause then to prevent Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate, a policy so antithetical to the American way of life it’s almost hard to believe it even exists.
Every Republican senator is expected to challenge the mandate via the Congressional Review Act on Wednesday.
The Congressional Review Act is the official process for Congress to eliminate an executive branch rule.
The mandate, which says that businesses with more than 100 employees must implement a rule by January 4 requiring their workers to get vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19.
We're leading the fight against President Biden's unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private businesses.
Today we have all 50 GOP Senators on board.
Employees at private businesses should never have to choose between getting a vaccine and keeping their job. pic.twitter.com/fOCdKMtDTv
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) November 17, 2021
The resolution would need at least one Democrat to support it in the 50-50 Senate, and it would still need to head to Biden’s desk for approval. At least one Republican aide said, however, that it could at least put pressure on the president.
While the measure seems unlikely, it puts Biden in a politically disadvantageous position if he’s forced to veto forced medical treatment on private businesses while also creating a “work tax” levied on employers who are forced to foot the bill for mandatory testing.
Braun also said that he wanted Americans to speak their thoughts on the vaccine mandate.
The Ohio-based 6th Circuit has been chosen to hear a challenge to the mandate. Two separate court rulings have put a temporary halt on the implantation of the rule and OSHA has followed suit
Forcing Americans to choose between their livelihoods and their freedom is a grotesque abuse of power and no freedom-loving citizen should show support for such tyranny.
Businesses already falthering from pandemic struggles are now forced to incur costs of COVID testing. Not to mention the gross breach of privacy forced upon employers, many of whom would rather not pry into their employees’ medical records.
An appeals court has put a stay on the mandate with a judge arguing that it might not be constitutional.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney