Republican governors and other lawmakers are seriously thinking of filing legal cases against President Biden after the latter announced a nationwide vaccinate-or-test requirement for businesses with at least 100 employees on Thursday.
Many Republican officials and other lawmakers were not happy with the order of Biden since it could affect two-thirds of American workers.
In issuing the vaccine mandate, Biden said that the Labor Department will force those businesses to require staffers to get inoculated against COVID-19 or be tested weekly for the disease.
Biden added that businesses that don’t follow the new rule will be subject to hefty fines.
“This is not about freedom, or personal choice,” Biden said.
“It’s about protecting yourself and those around you — the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you love … We cannot allow these actions to stand in the way of protecting the large majority of Americans who have done their part, who want to get back to life as normal,” Biden added.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in a tweet chided Bide for issuing such an order since it violates their freedom.
“In South Dakota, we’re going to be free and we’re going to make sure that we don’t overstep our authority. So we will take action,” Noem said.
My legal team is already working, and we will defend and protect our people from this unlawful mandate,” Noem added.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp also criticized Biden for issuing such an order.
“I will pursue every legal option available to the state of Georgia to stop this blatantly unlawful overreach by the Biden administration,” Kemp said.
Moreover, in Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey decried what he called Biden’s “dictatorial approach” as “wrong” and “un-American.”
“COVID-19 is a contagious disease, it is still with us and it will be for the foreseeable future,” Ducey said.
“President Biden’s solution is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way … How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined?” Ducey added.