President Biden’s vaccine mandate has been met with overwhelming criticism, even by his supporters. Kansas Governor, Laura Kelly, a Democrat says she doesn’t agree with Biden’s mandate and seriously doubts it will be effective and will surely be difficult to implement.
The Daily Wire reports:
“Yesterday, I reviewed the new vaccine mandate from the Biden Administration,” she said. “While I appreciate the intention to keep people safe, a goal I share, I don’t believe this directive is the correct, or the most effective, solution for Kansas.”
“States have been leading the fight against COVID-19 from the start of the pandemic,” she continued. “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. 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.”
On Saturday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit halted the mandate.
Before the court is the petitioners’ emergency motion to stay enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard (the “Mandate”) pending expedited judicial review.
Because the petitions give cause to believe there are grave statutory and constitutional issues with the Mandate, the Mandate is hereby STAYED pending further action by this court.
Last week, the Biden administration announced that the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA would begin requiring businesses with over 100 workers to be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing.