Payam Javan: On September 10th, The RNC (Republican National Committee) announced its plans to sue Joe Biden’s Presidential administrations due to their COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate.
This was only one day after the president issued sweeping new federal vaccine requirements in hopes to slow the spread of the Delta variant.
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said on Twitter, “Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied. When his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
She also shared a press release from RNC showing their intention of suing the same administration for an “unconstitutional mandate.”
“Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied. Now small businesses, workers, and families across the country will pay the price. Like many Americans, I am pro-vaccine and anti-mandate…
“Many small businesses and workers do not have the money or legal resources to fight Biden’s unconstitutional actions and authoritarian decrees, but when his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
Biden signed a new executive order demanding that federal workers and employees receive a COVID-19 vaccine, eliminating the option for contractors and employees to refuse vaccination.
Federal employees will have 75 days to get fully vaccinated; although, there will be “limited exclusions for legally recognized reasons such as disability or religious objections,” according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.
Psaki also stated, “Those who fail to comply with the new order could face progressive disciplinary action, however, agencies are going to work with employees to ensure they understand the benefits of vaccination, and how the vaccines are free, easy, and widely accessible..”
Biden announced on Thursday he is directing the DOL (Depart of Labor) to establish a rule requiring vaccines or once-week testing for employees at organizations with more than 100 employees, possibly affecting tens of millions of private-sector and health-care workers in the United States.
The administration’s rule will require “all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work,” affecting over 80 million private-sector workers.Biden didn’t hold back in casting the focus at the 80 million people who haven’t been vaccinated during remarks on Sept. 9, “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us. so please, do the right thing.”
The president went on to state that vaccines provide protection against COVID-19 hospitalizations. pointing out that unvaccinated citizens are “crowding our hospitals”.
“we’re in a tough stretch, this is not about freedom or personal choice it’s about protecting yourself and those around you” he added.
Biden had previously enforced COVID-19 immunization but permitted workers who did not want to get vaccinated to do so as long as they followed tight standards such as social distance, wearing masks, and having their COVID-19 levels checked on a regular basis.
According to the white house, the new restrictions and orders are part of Biden’s “six-pronged, comprehensive national strategy that employs the same science-based approach that was used to successfully combat previous variants of COVID-19 earlier this year.”
“This plan will ensure that we are using every available tool to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead, while also keeping schools open and safe, and protecting our economy from lockdowns and damage.”
Millions of Americans are likely to resist the new regulations, according to a recent Gallup poll, which found that 52 percent of people support employer vaccine mandates but 38 percent oppose them, with 29 percent saying they are strongly opposed.