Biden’s plans of forcing mass vaccination on the American public have come to a screeching halt thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision to block the Biden administration’s emergency rule that would have forced large employers to vaccinate or regularly test their employees.
Supreme Court decision which was issued on Thursday is a major victory for critics of the tyrannical mandates and the Americans which they affected.
“OSHA’s COVID–19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard, 86 Fed. Reg. 61402, is stayed pending disposition of the applicants’ petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and disposition of the applicants’ petitions for writs of certiorari, if such writs are timely sought. Should the petitions for writs of certiorari be denied, this order shall terminate automatically. In the event the petitions for writs of certiorari are granted, the order shall terminate upon the sending down of the judgment of this Court,” the court concluded in a 6-3 decision.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published an emergency temporary standard on November 4 ordering all companies with at least 100 employees to ensure that all their workers are either vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested weekly for the illness.
States, private companies, and others immediately responded by challenging the questionable demand with a flurry of lawsuits.
The court’s progressive justices attempted to justify the mandates by going as far as citing false data about COVID-19 and its variants in making their points.
Justice Sonia Sotomayor made at least a couple of misleading false statements, claiming that 100,000 children in the U.S. are currently in “serious condition” because of the virus and that the Omicron variant is just as virulent as the delta.
The Supreme Court’s decision stays President Joe Biden’s order at least until the Sixth Circuit can reach a decision on the case.
President Biden released a statement on Thursday afternoon following the court’s ruling, urging private employers to ignore the fact that his mandate was just rendered useless and implement their own vaccine mandates instead.
“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law,” Biden said.
“This emergency standard allowed employers to require vaccinations or to permit workers to refuse to be vaccinated, so long as they were tested once a week and wore a mask at work: a very modest burden.”
“As a result of the Court’s decision, it is now up to States and individual employers to determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees, and whether their businesses will be safe for consumers during this pandemic by requiring employees to take the simple and effective step of getting vaccinated,” Biden continued.
“The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans’ health and economy. I call on business leaders to immediately join those who have already stepped up – including one third of Fortune 100 companies – and institute vaccination requirements to protect their workers, customers, and communities.”
Author: Jackson Meeter