The Republican National Committee (RNC) intends to launch a lawsuit against the federal government regarding Joe Biden’s recently announced vaccine mandates for all federal employees and multiple millions of employees in the private sector.
According to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC Chairwoman, “Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied.”
McDaniel continued onwards to note that numerous families, workers, and small businesses across the nation “will pay the price” for Biden’s dishonesty. She also added that she is “pro-vaccine” and “anti-mandate,” similar to many other Americans.
McDaniela also observed that several workers and small businesses simply do not have the legal resources or the funds to combat “Biden’s unconstitutional actions,” which is why “when his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
On Thursday, Biden announced strict vaccine mandates that will impact upwards of 100M workers in the United States. Biden also added that he will instruct the Labor Department to implement rules that require businesses with at least 100 employees, as well as businesses that offer healthcare services, to require either COVID vaccines or weekly COVID testing. Entities that do not comply are subject to fines of up to $14,000 per violation.
Moreover, Biden also signed an executive order on Thursday that requires all federal employees to receive the COVID vaccine. Unlike the private sector, these employees do not have the option to subject themselves to weekly COVID tests instead. The only exceptions will include individuals who have religious or medical reasons that bar them from receiving the vaccine.
The White House insists that these mandates will help ensure that “every available tool” is being used “to combat COVID-19 and save even more lives in the months ahead.” In addition, the mandates will also help protect the economy from additional lockdowns and keep schools safe and open, according to the Biden administration.
However, in 2020, Biden declared to reporters, “I don’t think [the vaccine] should be mandatory; I wouldn’t demand it to be mandatory.” He continued on to say that he would mandate masks and do “everything in [his] power … to encourage people to do the right thing.”
Furthermore, in March, Psaki proclaimed that the federal government would not push a “centralized universal federal vaccinations database,” nor would it require “everyone to obtain a single vaccination credential.”