July 19, 2024

Democrat Governor Speaks Out Against Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The Epoch Times | by Jack Phillips | November 5, 2021

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, said she opposes President Joe Biden’s requirement that businesses with 100 or more employees get the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to regular testing.

Kelly, who is up for reelection next year, said that she believes Thursday’s mandate unveiled by the Department of Labor wouldn’t be the “most effective” move.

“It is too late to impose a federal standard now that we have already developed systems and strategies that are tailored for our specific needs,” she said in a statement online. “I will seek a resolution that continues to recognize the uniqueness of our state and builds on our on-going efforts to combat a once-in-a-century crisis,” the governor continued.

During a Kansas City-area event hosted Thursday, Kelly said she supports encouraging people to get the vaccine rather than imposing requirements. It’s not clear if she will take legal action.

Kelly’s disapproval of the mandate comes as numerous Republican governors and attorneys general said they would file lawsuits to block it.

On Friday, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and 10 others filed a lawsuit against the mandate for private businesses, arguing that the federal government lacks the authority and only the states possess such powers. News website The Daily Wire also filed a lawsuit against the challenge in a federal court on Thursday.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Thursday his state would join a lawsuit filed by Alabama, Georgia, and private plaintiffs seeking to nullify the rule.

Read the rest of the article here, Democrat Governor Speaks Out Against Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate (theepochtimes.com)

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