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The losses keep piling up for President Joe Biden and his vaccine mandates with the U.S. Senate now voting to repeal the highly controversial measure that would force businesses to require employees to be jabbed or face severe financial penalties.
On Wednesday, the Senate voted 52-48 to eliminate the mandate under the “Congressional Review Act” which allows Congress to overturn certain federal agency rules. Biden had tasked the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with enforcing his decree on companies with over 100 employees to compel workers to get vaccinated.
It was yet another blow to Biden’s embrace of an authoritarian form of governance to coerce mass vaccinations as, last month, a federal appeals court blocked the brazen executive overreach from going into effect.
The White House has subsequently suffered two additional court defeats over its mandates with the legal battle destined for the Supreme Court where the future of medical freedom in America will likely be decided.
The resolution was unanimously backed by Republicans with two Democrats crossing party lines to rebuke their own president’s egregious abuse of power, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana voted to protect the rights of Americans against the coercive actions of the Biden administration.
Once Tester, who called the mandate a “burdensome regulation,” was onboard, the resolution’s passage was a done deal although it faces an uncertain future in the House where Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Democrat majority vote in lockstep, with the possibility of peeling off renegade Republicans. Although, with public sentiment against the un-American orders from the White House growing and the midterm elections looming, it is unclear how many would cast their fate with Biden.
Even if the House does vote to rescind the employer mandate, Biden will almost certainly veto any bill that reaches his desk.
Republican Sen. Mike Braun, who spearheaded the effort, took to Twitter to spike the ball, writing, “Tonight, the Senate voted to overturn President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.”
“This bipartisan vote is a crystal clear message to the @WhiteHouse: Back off, and stop this crazy federal overreach immediately,” added the Indiana senator.
Tonight, the Senate voted to overturn President Biden's vaccine mandate for private businesses.
This bipartisan vote is a crystal clear message to the @WhiteHouse: Back off, and stop this crazy federal overreach immediately.
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) December 9, 2021
Other Republican lawmakers also took to Twitter after the vote.
“The Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate is clearly unconstitutional. That is why I voted to overturn it in the Senate,” wrote South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham.
The Biden Administration's vaccine mandate is clearly unconstitutional.
That is why I voted to overturn it tonight in the Senate.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 9, 2021
Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa encouraged vaccinations while blasting the “heavy handed” mandates that will further harm businesses that are already dealing with a shortage of workers.
I encourage Iowans 2 get vaccinated +I voted 4 resolution to reverse Biden Admin’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate &cut red tape for workers/biz Heavy handed govt mandates on biz are last thing we need w a worker shortage The fed vaccine mandates erode American freedom
— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) December 9, 2021
Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming wrote, “The president’s unconstitutional mandate on private businesses is government overreach at its worst. It turns employers into the vaccine police.”
Today the Senate rejected @POTUS‘ vaccine mandate. This was a strong, bipartisan vote. The president’s unconstitutional mandate on private businesses is government overreach at its worst. It turns employers into the vaccine police.
— Sen. John Barrasso (@SenJohnBarrasso) December 9, 2021
Manchin issued a statement expressing support for mandatory vaccines for federal employees and the military but that private businesses are off-limits and that, when it comes to vaccinating their employees, there should be incentives rather than punishment.
My statement on the bipartisan vote on my bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses: pic.twitter.com/QdnRPLoDV5
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) December 9, 2021
Biden stunned the nation in September when, after months of begging for holdouts to obey orders, fall in line and roll up their sleeves, he announced the unprecedented employer vaccine mandate, angrily lashing out at those who have declined to be jabbed while making it clear that his patience has run out and that he doesn’t give a damn about personal freedom, particularly when it comes to health decisions.
President Biden: "We must increased vaccinations among the unvaccinated with new vaccination requirements…the time for waiting is over…this is not about freedom or personal choice. It's about protecting yourself and those around you." pic.twitter.com/OKlkHn8QLF
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 9, 2021
Biden and the “experts” who comprise the national health bureaucracy continue to go full speed ahead on pushing for mass vaccinations using the new Omicron variant to gin up fear and push booster shots, opening the door to a future of endless jabs and the likelihood that a return to pre-COVID normalcy will never be allowed as long as Democrats are in total control of the government.
The new data from Pfizer on vaccine effectiveness against Omicron is encouraging. This reinforces what my medical advisors have been emphasizing: that boosters give you the highest protection yet.
Anyone who is eligible and has not been boosted should go get a booster today.
— President Biden (@POTUS) December 8, 2021
Biden’s mandate was slated to go into effect on January 4, 2022.
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