On Thursday, President Biden unveiled his new Covid-19 action plan. His six-pronged approach includes forcing millions of employees to get the jab and now Republicans are furious with this government overreach. According to President Biden’s new plan, any employer with more than 100 workers must require them to be vaccinated or test employees weekly.
Fox News reports:
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey says he plans to challenge Biden’s oppressive mandate.
“This is exactly the kind of big government overreach we have tried so hard to prevent in Arizona — now the Biden-Harris administration is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way,” Ducey wrote. “This will never stand up in court.”
“This dictatorial approach is wrong, un-American and will do far more harm than good,” Ducey added in another tweet. “How many workers will be displaced? How many kids kept out of classrooms? How many businesses fined? The vaccine is and should be a choice. We must and will push back.”
In a statement to Fox News, Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., who serves as one of only a few practicing physicians in Congress and is a member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, said he is against government vaccine mandates, saying the decision should be made by patients who have consulted with their doctors.
“As I have repeatedly said, the decision about whether or not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, like every other medical decision, is one that should be made between a patient and a doctor,” Murphy said. “The government does not know what is best for each patient, nor do they have the authority to dictate patient-doctor health care decisions.”
This is blatantly unconstitutional!
The decision to get vaccinated lies between you and your doctor – NOT the federal government.
We must fight back against medical tyranny that dangerously violates Americans' individual freedoms. https://t.co/uGBfPZCGfT
— Rep. Barry Moore (@RepBarryMoore) September 9, 2021
I will be introducing legislation to block this egregious assault on Americans' freedom and liberty.
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) September 9, 2021