Republicans Eye Government Shutdown Over Vaccine Mandates

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Republican lawmakers are reportedly mulling a government shutdown if the next government funding bill includes money for federal vaccine mandates.  

Background: The Supreme Court recently knocked down President Biden’s vaccine mandate for private employers. Last year, Biden announced that private employers with 100 or more workers would have the receive the Covid-19 vaccine.  

The current funding for the federal government will expire on Feb 18th, meaning Congress will have to pass a continuing resolution or appropriations legislation.  

Numerous American cities, including Washington, D.C. have already enacted their own vaccine mandates.  

What Happened: Republican lawmakers led by Texas Rep. Chip Roy are signing a letter stating their intention to pull support from proposals that include funding for federal vaccine mandates.  

“Most Republicans say that vax mandates are tyrannical and foolish, but will they unite before government funding expires on Feb. 18 to pledge not to fund enforcement of these mandates?” Roy asked.  

“Will at least 10 of the 19 GOP senators who voted to punt last time now stand up for health care workers or not?” he continued. “We’re going to find out.” (per Fox News)  

What Comes Next: Republicans plan to tell House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, that their party is reaching another crossroads where they “must once again decide whether they will vote to fund a federal government that is enforcing tyrannical COVID-19 vaccine mandates on the American people.” (per Fox News)  

Republican lawmakers will have until Friday to sign on to the letter.  

Who’s Included So Far:  

-Rep. Chip Roy, Texas  

Rep. Scott Perry, Pennsylvania  

Rep. Clay Higgins, Louisiana  

Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona  

Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado

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3 months ago

That would be the BEST thing to happen to the GREEDY Parasites. Demo Demons don’t care what happens to anyone else as long as they get what they Want. Even if they can STEAL it , BERBI for it , Cheat for it , or Rig everything to get a Head.

3 months ago

Why don’t we really ask eve Yes to put down who the voted for in 2020 ? Then do our own tally ?

3 months ago
Reply to  Seb26

Why not hold our own poll and see who really won 2020.
Copy and paste your answer here and share.
I voted Trump 2020
Sally Bergmoser ,Venive , Fl

3 months ago

Look at VAERS, the Vaccine Adverse Reporting System. Vaxed patients are contracting strange new neurological ailments, cardiovascular damage, and even dying. Does this Government hate America and despise Americans that much?

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