Republican Senator Mike Braun, Photo Courtesy Of Itsriz
Senator Mike Braun is leading 49 other senate republicans in a challenge against Biden's vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act. Braun hopes to gain a majority vote for a joint resolution of disapproval, invalidating the vaccine mandate.
"Today, my Republican colleagues and I will formally challenge this federal overreach, and I urge the Senate to vote in favor of this disapproval resolution when it comes to the Floor for a filibuster-proof, simple-majority vote in early December," Mike Braun.
The mandate requires all employers with more than 100 employees to track and enforce vaccination of all workers or pay substantial fines up to $13,500 per unvaccinated person. In addition, per OSHA rules, unvaccinated employees will be required to wear masks and submit to weekly or (possibly) daily testing.
The new OSHA rules overrule any state or local "laws regarding a ban or limit an employer's authority to require vaccination, masks, or testing," White House officials stated.
"President Biden's vaccine mandate is an unconstitutional invasion of what should be a personal medical decision for every American and an affront to the rights of 80 million American workers," -Mike Braun.
The Biden Administration argues that time wasted on not implementing the vaccine mandate could "cost dozens or even hundreds of lives per day," referring to death rates due to the delta variant.
However, Judge Kurt Englehardt claims, "The public interest is also served by maintaining our constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions."
Braun calls for the American people to speak up and let representatives know what they want. "I encourage Americans to make their voice heard to their representatives on this issue, and we welcome any Democratic member of the Senate to join us in overturning this unconstitutional mandate causing turmoil across the country."
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