This past Thursday evening, Democrat President Joe Biden has officially put forth a statement that advises private employers to go ahead and implement their own vaccine mandate policies in the wake of the Supreme Court blocking his federal vaccine-or-test mandate on any business with over 100 employees.
“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law,” stated Biden. “This emergency standard allowed employers to require vaccinations or to permit workers to refuse to be vaccinated, so long as they were tested once a week and wore a mask at work: a very modest burden.”
“As a result of the Court’s decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of getting vaccinated,” continued Biden. “The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans’ health and economy. I call on business leaders to immediately join those who have already stepped up – including one third of Fortune 100 companies – and institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, customers, and communities.”
As recently reported by The Daily Wire, this decision was a massive win for critics of these federally mandated mandates, which included the outlet as they spent resources to spearhead a lawsuit against the Biden administration back in November. Those involved took the stand to appeal to the Supreme Court in order to place a block on the president’s order in the wake of the Sixth Circuit lifted a stay put in place by a judge in the Fifth Circuit.
“OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, is stayed pending disposition of the applicants’ petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and disposition of the applicants’ petitions for writs of certiorari, if such writs are timely sought. Should the petitions for writs of certiorari be denied, this order shall terminate automatically. In the event the petitions for writs of certiorari are granted, the order shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court,” ruled the court in a vote that ended up ending as a 6-3 split.
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