Even the Democrats have begun to turn on President Biden’s outrageous vaccine mandate – with one Dem Governor vocally opposing the measure.
Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said in a statement, “Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration. While I appreciate the intention to keep people safe, a goal I share, I don’t believe this directive is the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.”
“States have been leading the fight against COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic. It is too late to impose a federal standard now that we have already developed systems and strategies that are tailored for our specific needs,” she continued.
Biden’s mandate directed all private companies with 100 employees or more to enforce a vaccine requirement starting Jan 4.
On Saturday, however, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted an emergency stay of the vaccine requirement by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Republican Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the action stops Biden “from moving forward with his unlawful overreach.”
“The president will not impose medical procedures on the American people without the checks and balances afforded by the constitution,” a statement from Landry said.
Kelly, however did not fully rebuke vaccine mandates altogether – looking to retain power in typical democrat fashion – saying she will “seek a resolution” on vaccine mandates that “continues to recognize the uniqueness of our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-a-century crisis.”
Kelly is up for reelection next year. GOP challenger Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s campaign team hit back in a statement on Kelly’s remarks, saying she has remained quiet on Biden’s vaccine mandate for two months, while Schmidt has been fighting the mandate.
“Attorney General Schmidt has been fighting Joe Biden’s mandates since the moment they were announced. After two months of silence, Laura Kelly has now voiced her concerns some 36 hours after her party suffered defeat in blue state Virginia – words accompanied by no action. Kansans are smart, and can see which candidate is acting on principle defending their livelihood and which is making a desperate political ploy to save her own job,” Schmidt’s campaign manager CJ Grover tweeted Friday.
When it was initially announced in Septmeber, Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses was hit by a rabid amount of pushback, particularly by Republicans who blasted the measure as being “unconstitutional.”
Republican Rep. Rober Aderholt said, “This is unconstitutional. 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.”
Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert said of the mandate which also applied to federal employees, “All 9 million federal employees should consult with their doctor and make a personal, informed decision about taking the vaccine. Instead, Sleepy Joe says take it or else… You don’t lead by coercion. Biden has failed as a leader in every way.”
More recently, red states have also filed individual lawsuits looking to challenge the mandate as they continue to fight for the medical freedoms of Americans despite Biden’s apparent attempt to go down in history as the most tyrannical American president of all time.
Author: Julian Ward