Several hours after President Joe Biden announced the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for companies with more than 100 employees on Thursday, Sept. 9, the Republican National Committee (RNC) informed that it intends to sue his administration for the unconstitutional order.
Addressing the nation on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden said that his administration “is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to ensure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.”
“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden said. “It’s about protecting yourself and those around you—the people you work with, the people you care about, the people you love. My job as president is to protect all Americans.”
His statement is aimed at denouncing those who have yet to get vaccinated.
“The bottom line: We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers,” he said. ”We’re going to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America.”
Biden revealed that the vaccine requirements in his plan would affect about 100 million Americans in total or two-thirds of all workers.
The RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel issued a press release in a swift response, explaining that Biden had lied because he “told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates.”
McDaniel was referring to a Biden’s remark on Dec. 4, 2020, when he replied to a reporter that, “I don’t think [vaccines] should be mandatory. I wouldn’t demand it be mandatory…”
McDaniel wrote that “When his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
Several Republican figures have also announced they are planning legal action against Biden over his vaccine and testing mandate.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem tweeted that, “My legal team is standing by ready to file our lawsuit the minute Joe Biden files his unconstitutional rule. This gross example of federal intrusion will not stand.”
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey also tweeted that his state “must and will push back” against forcing businesses to ensure their employees are vaccinated.
“This is exactly the kind of big government overreach we have tried so hard to prevent in Arizona—now the Biden-Harris administration is hammering down on private businesses and individual freedoms in an unprecedented and dangerous way. This will never stand up in court,” Ducey tweeted.
Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor also released a statement announcing that he and his team are “preparing litigation” to defend residents in the state from “overreach of the federal government.”
“We respect the right of Oklahoma businesses and individuals to make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families,” O’Connor said. “My office will vigorously oppose any attempt by the federal government to mandate vaccines. We are preparing litigation to stand up for our rights and defend the rule of law against the overreach of the federal government.”