Republican Governors React to Biden’s Federal Vaccine Mandate

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On Thursday, President Joe Biden delivered a tyrannical and imperious speech in which he announced the federal vaccine mandates he had decreed by executive order.

“In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant,” the AP stated.

“Speaking at the White House, Biden sharply criticized the roughly 80 million Americans who are not yet vaccinated, despite months of availability and incentives,” the report stated.

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin,” Biden said. “And your refusal has cost all of us.”

Biden threatened Republican governors who were resistant by saying that he would use his executive power to “get them out the way.”

“Let me be blunt,” Biden stated. “My plan also takes on elected officials in states that are undermining you in these life-saving actions. Right now local school officials are trying to keep children safe in a pandemic while their governor picks a fight with them and even threatens their salaries or their jobs. Talk about bullying the schools.”

“If they’ll not help, if these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I will use my power as president to get them out of the way,” he added. “The Department of Education has already begun to take legal action against states undermining protection that local school officials have ordered.”

Republican governors are now responding to the overreach of the federal government and President Trump’s threats.

“South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom,” Noem wrote. “Joe Biden see you in court.”

Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Governor, also responded to Biden’s comments.

“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Kemp said in a tweet.

The Biden administration repeatedly stated that it will not issue federal vaccine mandates.

Biden, the then-President-Elect, made the declaration in December that he would not make vaccinations compulsory. 

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“I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory,” Biden said at a news conference in Wilmington, Del. “Just like I don’t think masks have to be made mandatory nationwide.”

“I’ll do everything in my power as president of the United States to encourage people to do the right thing and when they do it, demonstrate that it matters,” he said.

Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary, stated that a vaccine mandate is “not the federal government’s role” on July 25. In May, Psaki had effectively stated the same thing.

“President Joe Biden’s administration had no plans to impose a federal vaccination mandate or database, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed at a Friday press briefing,” the Daily Caller reported.

On Thursday, however, the administration will break its promises to the American people by issuing the most comprehensive set of federal vaccine mandates in U.S history. This will affect thousands of Americans and millions of Americans.

“Biden to mandate all employers (100 workers or more) require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly virus tests, affecting as many as 100 million Americans,” PBS reported.

According to a senior Biden administration official, businesses that do not adhere to the new virus policy could face “substantial penalties up to almost $14,000 per violation”.

“In addition, Biden will require health care workers at Medicare & Medicaid participating hospitals and other health care settings to be vaccinated, impacting more than 17 million workers,” PBS added.

It issued an executive overreach that was unprecedented in recent history on Thursday. Let the lawsuits commence.