One GOP governor is not jumping in front of the vaccine mandate train and has decided to instead take the stance that they can find employment elsewhere.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R) has made her decision on private business while also banning the mandates for government workers
According to The Daily Wire:
Republican state Reps. Jon Hansen and Scott Odenbach are trying to null businesses mandating their employees to get vaccinated against Covid-19 through the “COVID-19 Vaccine Freedom of Conscience Act.”
Noem claims such legislation is a slippery slope that could lead to other dictates toward businesses Republicans might not like. “If we mandate one thing, are we setting a precedent for what we are telling businesses they have to do far into the future?” Noem posed.
The Republican governor has, though, banned vaccine mandates for employees in state and local government in SD.
She has also argued that employees of private businesses opposed to a vaccine mandate can go work elsewhere.
While most governors try to make political statements by dictating to businesses what they can and can’t do, Noem recognizes that one party is not forever in power and what may be positive now could have disastrous effects down the road. Think a business having to pay for abortions.