24 states threaten legal action against Biden’s vaccine mandate health News
Two dozen states on Thursday threatened legal action against President Joe Biden’s recent vaccine requirements if his administration does not change course.
one in Letter Addressing President Biden, 24 Republican state attorneys general urged the president to reconsider his decision to require companies with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated and frequent coronavirus testing for workers, calling the plan “devastating and counterproductive.” ” said.
“Mr President, your vaccination mandate is not only a threat to individual liberties, but a public health disaster that will displace vulnerable workers and exacerbate a nationwide hospital staffing crisis with dire consequences for all Americans,” the letter reads. .
The letter follows Biden’s sweeping announcement Vaccine requirements Last week, that included an emergency rule from the Labor Department requiring private sector companies with more than 100 employees to ensure workers are vaccinated against the coronavirus, or weekly before going to work. faced trial. In the days following the presidential announcement, several GOP leaders pushed back Against Biden’s plan, several cases threatened legal action.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the requirement an “attack on private businesses”, while Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts called it a “surprising violation of personal liberty and an abuse of the power of the federal government”. South Dakota Gov. Christie Noem tweeted that her state would “stand up to defend freedom,” telling Biden, “See you in court.” And Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said the group would sue the Biden administration “to protect Americans and their liberties.”
Biden responded to reporters last week about the possibility of legal action, telling those protesting “it’s on.”
But widespread support exists for the president’s new requirements, according to a poll released earlier this week. three out of five Americans Supporting mandatory vaccines in the federal government and large businesses. Still, while support among Democrats is high, only 30% of Republicans agree.
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