Recently, Psaki brazenly doubled down on the White House’s mandate, going so far as to claim that the Biden administration is confident that it will be able to “legally” mandate the COVID vaccine to all Americans.
“We are confident in our ability, legally, to make [these mandates] happen across the country.” [Source: Townhall]
So, while Americans will not be forcibly injected with the vaccine, they really do have no choice but to take it. If they’d like to retain their job, that is.
Needless to say, such a situation does not sit well with many Americans, which is precisely why Representative Jeff Duncan is currently leading an effort with 150+ other Republicans to overturn the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
“We are concerned that if the Biden Administration moves forward with their vaccine mandate for medical personnel, the resulting staff shortages could actually cost lives instead of saving them …
I initially brought up this concern in September in a letter to President Biden, but it is evident the Biden Administration has not considered the practicality, efficacy, and morality of a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff within all Medicare and Medicaid-certified facilities.” [Source: Fox News]
In other words, Duncan has tried to work with the Biden administration for multiple months, only to be rejected on repeated occasions.
Additionally, given that the Biden administration barely gave any thought at all to the “practicality, efficacy, and morality” of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, where the United States had been at war for nearly two decades, it is no surprise that a similar lack of consideration was given to sweeping, invasive vaccine mandates.
Meanwhile in the Senate, Rand Paul is widely promoting SJRes29, a legislative agenda designed to overturn the COVID vaccine mandate issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) on private companies.
Similar to Duncan, Paul is also invoking the Congressional Review Act, and he has ample justification to do so.
“This is a special situation, what we call a privileged motion. It is a real bill and it would be a law but it has to be signed by the president. We can do this any time that there’s a regulation or a rule put out … This resolution, which we’re going to pass today, all 50 Republicans will vote for it and the word is that … Manchin will join us. So we will end up winning this vote.” [Source: The Blaze]
“Special situation” is one of the nicest ways to describe it.
After all, how else would one define an upside down scenario in which the United States government has become a wannabe authoritarian regime overnight, courtesy of the hapless hands of Biden and Kamala?
What a pair …
Despite the likelihood of the bill passing the Senate, Paul also cautions conservatives that the bill is extremely unlikely to pass the House. Moreover, even if the bill does pass the House, it is highly likely that Biden will veto it.
Nonetheless, Paul points out that the passage of the bill will send a remarkably clear message to the Biden administration about the disunity it’s promoting, especially since the entirety of the Republican Party is opposed to vaccine mandates.
“There is some symbolism to this … But it shows you that the Republican Party is entirely united against mandating or firing people who choose not to get vaccinated.” [Source: The Blaze]
Even if the House ultimately disappoints with overturning the vaccine mandate, the House did pass legislation that limits presidential authority. Though the legislation had been originally inspired by the Trump administration, the House passed the bill anyway, which is an intriguing development.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi loudly extolled the virtues of the bill, underscoring its necessity for “safeguarding democracy.”
“Disturbingly, the last administration saw our democracy in crisis with a rogue president who trampled over the guardrails protecting our Republic … Now, Congress has the solemn responsibility and opportunity to safeguard our democracy, ensuring that past abuses can never be perpetrated by any president of any party.” [Source: The Washington Examiner]
“Disturbingly,” it’s a shame that a similar resolution is not available to keep lifelong politicians, such as Pelosi, in check …
Author: Ofelia Thornton
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