White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain caused some buzz on social media Thursday after retweeted a post that appeared to praise the Biden administration for ending its vaccine mandate plan.
The post concerned President Joe Biden's announcement Thursday of a federal COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
The original tweet in question was from MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle, who stated, "OSHA, which fulfills this Vaxx mandate as an emergency policy for workplace safety, is the ultimate solution for the federal government to require vaccinations."
The OSHA, which fulfills this Vaxx mandate as an emergency safety rule in the workplace, is the ultimate solution for the federal government to require vaccinations.
– Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) September 9, 2021
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The president announced new rules that would require employers in the private sector with 100 or more workers to require full vaccination or undergo weekly tests.
Companies that fail to comply with the new mandates would face a fine of up to $ 14,000 per incident.
In his address, Biden described it as a "new action plan" being enforced by the OSHA.
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Ruhle described the handover of the mandate to the Federal Office for Occupational Safety as a “workaround”.
The New York Times claims that OSHA has the authority to issue what is known as the Temporary Emergency Standard "if it can demonstrate that workers are at serious risk and that the rule is necessary to address that hazard." . The regulation must also be enforceable for employers. "
However, the mandates will almost certainly end up in court.
Nothing the federal government pushed forward – masks, bans, school closings, or vaccines – has stopped COVID. Nothing @JoeBiden said last night will have any impact on saving lives or stopping COVID.
Biden's actions have nothing to do with public health or safety … https://t.co/O6mDeiDXml
– Tony Shaffer (@T_S_P_O_O_K_Y) September 10, 2021
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Republican governors vow to fight back
While Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared to be making fun of Klain for accidentally leaving the Biden government's true feelings out of the bag, several Republican governors said they would not stand up for what they believe to be illegal and illegal hold unconstitutional in their states.
Stupid RT from the WH chief of staff. He said the quiet part out loud.
The Biden admin knows it's likely illegal (like the eviction moratorium) but they don't care. https://t.co/AlfmYtuvhp
– Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 10, 2021
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves stated,
“The president has no power to require Americans to self-inject for being employed in a private company. The vaccine itself is life saving, but this unconstitutional move is terrifying. This is still America, and we still believe in freedom from tyrants. "
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte said, “President Biden's vaccination mandate is illegal and un-American. We are committed to protecting the freedoms and freedoms of the Montaner from this gross violation of the federal government. "
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem was direct and to the point: “South Dakota will stand up to defend freedom. @JoeBiden see you in court. "
South Dakota will rise to defend freedom. @JoeBiden see you in court.
– Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) September 9, 2021
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Biden snaps back
During a visit to a middle school Friday morning, Biden expressed "disappointment" with GOP governors who have said they will legally fight the vaccine requirement.
Biden said, "You did it." Accusing GOP governors of being “cavalier” with child health, he added, “We are really playing here and this is not a game and I don't know of any scientist in the field who does I don't think so it makes sense to do the six things that I suggested. "
During his speech on Thursday, Biden spoke of "elected officials and states that are undermining you and these life-saving measures". He added an interesting admonition: "If they don't help – if these governors don't help us defeat the pandemic, I'll use my power as president to get them out of the way."
Biden also said of the new mandates: "This is not about freedom or personal choice."
I guess Ron Klain is fed up with your anti-Vaxxers. pic.twitter.com/tn6LiuFVsd
– LadyGrey (@TWLadyGrey) September 9, 2021
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