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Bipartisan Protest of Biden Ordering Workers to be Vaccinated Grows; Gov DeSantis Seeks to Pass State Legislation Against the Mandate

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WASHINGTON, DC, Nov 9 — The COVID pandemic is a nonpartisan threat to life and, it turns out that resistance to President Biden’s strong-arm vaccine command also crosses party lines.  In fact, 26 states, the majority of which are Republican, have filed lawsuits against his administration’s attempt to force America’s workforce to be vaccinated against the coronavirus by January 4, 2022. 

Alternatively, workers may choose to get tested for the disease on a weekly basis but doesn’t say who will pay for those tests.  Apparently, either the companies or the employees themselves would have to shoulder that financial burden.    

The president’s order covers companies with 100 or more workers, but over the weekend, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy would not rule out forcing smaller businesses to adhere to the mandate, as well. 

At least one state, Florida, has decided to pass a law that might supplant President Biden’s mandate directive.  Governor Ron DeSantis [R-FL] announced on Monday that he will be calling a special session of Florida’s legislature to enact a law that prohibits vaccine mandates to be implemented by businesses in his state.

Also, over the weekend, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a ruling temporarily blocking the mandate.   Its decree states that “Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate, the mandate is hereby stayed pending further action by this court.”  Of course, the administration will challenge that ruling.  But President Biden jumped the gun and doubled down on his mandate and dismissed the court’s decision, ordering American businesses to “move forward” with ordering their employees to be vaccinated.

Mr. Biden’s Justice Department sided with him, saying that he “clearly has the authority to protect workers and actions announced by the president are designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.”  Whether he does have the authority to contradict a federal court ruling is arguable at best.  But White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says, “If OSHA can tell people to wear a hard hat on the job, to be careful around chemicals, it can put in place these simple measures to keep our workers safe.”

Meanwhile, anti-mandate workers across the country have been protesting “forced vaccinations,” and this week, it is expected that hundreds of thousands of workers will participate in a nationwide walkout. 

One of the organizers of the walkout, California attorney Leigh Dundas, told the Epoch Times that, in addition to those Republican states fighting the mandate in court, workers, regardless of their political persuasions, will join the anti-vaccine walkout.  He said that “BLM, gay, straight, Jewish, Muslim, Native American, Asian, Latino, Christian, atheist—all groups—are coming together for this one historic moment in time—to trumpet not just to our own government, but indeed to the watching eyes of the world, that vaccine mandates will no longer be tolerated. That in this country, we are the government, because our founding fathers knew this truth: a truly free nation is a nation of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

Brandon Trosclair, owner of a Louisiana-based grocery chain that operates 15 supermarkets, is protesting the mandate by joining a group of remote workers from Texas in a federal lawsuit challenging Mr. Biden’s decree.  They call the mandate “illegal.”  In a statement he issued, Trosclair declared  the Biden Administration’s COVID strategy is this: circumvent Congress, ignore the Constitution, then threaten and bully millions of Americans to get vaccinated against their will. It’s an assault on the U.S. Constitution, which the President has sworn to uphold.”

Trosclair was particularly angry that the president was overplaying his hand by telling him how to run his business and ordering him to make personal “medical decisions” — decisions that his employees have a right to make themselves.  “I am faced with an incomprehensible choice imposed upon me by the federal government: force these workers, whose dedication and skills have fueled my business’s success, to take the COVID vaccine—or show them the door.” 

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Robin Walter Boyd
14 days ago

Something other than concern over citizens safety is going on. Otherwise, any immigrant entering the U.S. would be required to be vaccinated, and they are not. Usually when this sort of strong arm tactics are used it has to do with money. In this case, vaccines are being paid for with tax payers money, and pharmaceutical companies are being paid for every vaccine administered. My guess is that a part of that cost for vaccines is being redirected back to Socialist Democrats as well as the many politicians who have financial interests in the pharmaceutical companies. There is no way this is not a scam of some sort. Hopefully, there are not more diabolical reasons for government entities wanting to inject drugs into as many citizens as possible.

Mark L
26 days ago

Go man go!
You and many others are the ones with the opportunity to fight these ridiculous mandates in fact I think many suits against the mandate should paralyze it from being implemented.

James D Mele
26 days ago

Where is the “my body my choice”crowd? Does that apply only to killing babies in and out of the womb,another double standard by the communist Democratic Party. I hope and pray that the much talked about Red Wave washes away these enemies of our United States and their globalists conspirators. God bless the United States and bring President Trump in to clean up The Biden Harris unlawful disaster.

Jon
25 days ago
Reply to  James D Mele

Agree like your comments

James D Mele
26 days ago

If this make believe President is so concerned about protecting the people from COVID-19 why is he allowing unvaccinated illegal aliens to be flown all over the United States. This man is the definition of a domestic enemy and must be impeached and sent to prison along with his son and brother. My belief is he wants to have Covid spread so he and his communist party can mandate more freedom killing rules.

Jeffrey T
26 days ago

Can it possibly get any more clear(?) Biden authoritarianism like over-reach is massive and We The People will not tolerate same.

Hal
26 days ago

I knew he Biden was as if not more UNPRINCIPLED than any President that has ever served! I knew this long before he was elected with fraudulent help in November of 2020!

Ryans Dad
26 days ago

I believe that Biden has ignored his oath to “Protect and defend The Constitution,” and therefore, should be removed from office! Unfortunately, the Constitution does not provide such a remedy!

Maybe we should look at providing such a remedy.

Who would have thought that Americans should have elected such an unprincipled man to the highest office II the land?

Oh! Wait a minute! They didn’t!!

Bob
26 days ago

Good luck getting a needle into my arm. Last time I checked I was part of a Nation that believed in God, the Rights in the Constitution, and this Country! We as a people, united, need to voice our opinions and take this Country back from those who seek to destroy it!! If we don’t come together soon it will never be the same for us, our children, or our grandchildren!!

VoterAnn
26 days ago

My son-in-law works for a large health provider in TN. As soon as the mandate was formally announced, the company sent an email to its several thousand employees (some of whom still work from home!) that all are expected to be “shot” by January 4th. Some have to do this by Dec 8. If they do not comply, they will be “terminated.” There is no testing option. There is no religious exemption/accommodation, BUT the worker is given a month in which to reconsider getting “shot” before being terminated. Any protest or even conversation between employees guarantees instant dismissal. This is disgraceful- AND discrimination on the basis of religious beliefs. Needless to say, my son-in-law is brushing up his IT resume and looking for work to support my daughter and their four young children.
P.S. If you have an insurance policy with Blue Cross/ Blue Shield of TN, please consider looking for another provider.

HocasPocas
25 days ago
Reply to  VoterAnn

A lot of people should do exactly what your son in law is doing. I’m sure that there are employers out there who allow their employees to choose their own health care.

Todd Jaffe
26 days ago

And they called Trump a Fascist? This President makes Jimmy Carter look absolutely stellar!

CaRepub
26 days ago
Reply to  Todd Jaffe

At least Carter was aware of his surroundings and what he was saying when he spoke. And Mr. Carter never gave the impression he didn’t care about the American people. No Carter fan for sure, but I always believed he attempted to do what was right. Just in way over his payscale. Now the current Clown in Chief, that’s a different story. From dereliction of duty, to breaking laws, to just being a general asshole, easily impeachable offenses. But if you think it couldn’t get worse, just imagine rightfully impeaching the Clown and having Kameltoe in charge…..yikes! Everybody talks about the midterm coming up, but can we honestly afford to have these people in charge until 2024? I shutter to think the damage they will do.

Hal
26 days ago

Biden is quickly laying claim to the most anti-American POTUS in the history of this Nation.

Rick Hall
26 days ago

This current Federal, progressive, socialist, leftist administration, which was sworn in to uphold our Constitution, has now become an administration that has & is doing everything that it can to destroy our Constitutional law one step at a time until we are no longer a Constitutional government.
 
This is basically a treasonous act deliberately made by the Democrats in power & should be treated as such & they should be charged in a court of law & legal procedures followed to bring them to trial in accordance with our Constitutional law! 

Then if they are found guilty of treason, the full weight of the law should be followed in the final judgment of our court and it should be carried out in accordance with that law!
This will serve to purge & cleanse our nation of those who would destroy our nation from within!

Kyle Buy you some guns,and learn how to shoot
26 days ago

You Dems. and Progressives just dontbelieve in a take over do you. ??? Revolutions in other countries,so why not here. ?? I’t can certainly happen. Kyle L.

Hal
26 days ago

If Biden’s actions aren’t classic actions of a Communist dictator, then the sun will start rising in the West. Joe Hidin’ Biden thinks he was elected God!!!! He is increasing his personal safety and life by continuing with his idiocy, and as much as I despise his character, I would hate to see him grievously harmed. It’s time for the Demoncraps to usher him out of the POTUS, and (holding my nose) move Camel Hairs up. The biggest enemy this Nation has is sitting in the White House now.

Hal
26 days ago
Reply to  Hal

PS: typo in above ..He is increasing his personal danger (not safety) and risking his life.

Becky
26 days ago

Interesting how, when Trump was President, the Commie Party shut down everything he tried to do with corrupt judges blocking EOs. And yet, with this Fascist, a court told him to stop. And Biden Thumbs His Nose at the judge. Who is right.
No one can FORCE an American to stick an untested RNA into THEIR body.
This admin needs shut down. Now.

Wanda
26 days ago
Reply to  Becky

It needs to be removed.

Hal
26 days ago
Reply to  Wanda

From day one!!!

Garye
26 days ago

Corrupt joebama,the lying democrats are traitors.
Throw them out!
Cannot believe ANY real America Citizen would support or accept these marxist,racist, and destructive failures.

Sheila
27 days ago

Healthcare workers don’t have to Jan 4th. They have to December 5th as it takes about a month to be “fully vaccinated” as the term means now. May mean something else in 6 months. If we haven’t had one dose of the experimental gene therapy shot by then…no job. Xiden calls it holding healthcare to a higher standard. What it will bring about is the high healthcare standards one sees in socialist/communist countries everywhere. BYOB, bring your own bedpan.

Meanwhile, illegal immigrants do not have to be injected against their will.

HocasPocas
25 days ago
Reply to  Sheila

Don’t work for those healthcare companies that are going along with the charade. I’m sure if all the healthcare workers who don’t wish to comply would form their own health system without receiving money from government that you would get patients. We need to rise up against these tyrants

JJ Johnson-Smith
27 days ago

Businesses big AND small, are the ones who can end this nonsense, by standing UNITED against this violation of the Rights of the People. The PEOPLE, are the ones tasked with boycotting the businesses and corporations that comply with the Biden Administration . And Employees of these businesses, must walk out and not return until the mandates are ended. This insanity affects ALL of us, and it will take ALL of us to end it.

Janet Savoy
27 days ago

Hey karma is a bitch..the Demorats are doomed!!!!

Mohican
27 days ago

fa Q biden

Cass
26 days ago
Reply to  Mohican

Agreed! Let’s go Brandon

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