The tumultuous news cycle and political process in this country has an odd way of delivering the good with the bad. While it’s true that Biden’s vaccine mandate for private workers was ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, which is huge victory for freedom, it’s also true that Biden is destroying the country in other ways.
However, it’s important to celebrate the victories and conquer the evils as they come.
On Tuesday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) formally withdrew Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on private businesses, which would have affected over 85 million workers across the country.
In a January 25 statement, OSHA announced the withdrawal of the vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard, which it issued on November 5, 2021. In its statement, it pitched the mandate as a means to “protect unvaccinated employees of large employers with 100 or more employees from workplace exposure to coronavirus.”
Now from federal register filing, following SCOTUS ruling earlier this month:
"After evaluating the Court’s decision, @OSHA_DOL is withdrawing the Vaccination and Testing ETS as an enforceable emergency temporary standard."https://t.co/8kbQisKtw1 https://t.co/8ptzh59ppF pic.twitter.com/4lHnn2JjWd
— Alexander Tin (@Alexander_Tin) January 25, 2022
Joe Biden famously demanded a vaccine mandate in September during a fiery speech in which he scolded, dehumanized, and ridiculed unvaccinated Americans.
WATCH: President Joe Biden to Americans who remain unvaccinated against COVID-19:
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) September 9, 2021
His inflammatory speech ended with an announcement to require vaccinations or weekly tests for private employees as well as federal and healthcare workers. The mandate on healthcare workers was allowed to remain per the SCOTUS ruling.
Under OSHA’s rule, the burden of the cost of testing would remain on the unvaccinated employee, essentially amounting to a work tax. The rule would have affected roughly 84 million workers across the country.
However, the Supreme Court this month blocked the mandate in a 6-3 decision, although Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the liberal justices in keeping the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) mandate on healthcare workers, although the Court explicitly acknowledged that the CMS mandate still exempts workers who object to the vaccine for religious or medical reasons.
The Supreme Court’s rejection of Biden’s OSHA mandate came over a year after Biden, who was then president-elect, said he “wouldn’t demand” mandatory coronavirus vaccines.
Throwback to President-elect Joe Biden in Dec. 2020 on a possible vaccine mandate: “No, I don’t think it should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory.” pic.twitter.com/3jnkf9Q580
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) January 13, 2022
Top congressional Democrats, most notably House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, famously said vaccine mandates “are not within the role of the federal government.”
Their change of heart is staggering.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth