Biden Admin. Doubles Down On Vaccine Mandate

The Biden administration refuses to back down on their vaccine mandate despite a recent court order restricting the rule. During a briefing on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked if Biden will still require employees at large companies to get the COVID jab.

“Let me be very clear, our messages to businesses right now is to move forward with measures that will make their work places safer and protect their work forces from COVID-19,” she stated. “That was our message after the first day, issued by the Fifth Circuit, that remains our message and nothing has changed.”

This question came after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they will not implement or enforce the rule due to ongoing legal battles. According to Psaki, however, the White House still wants businesses to enforce vaccines, adding this doesn’t change anything.

“We are still heading towards the same timeline,” she contined. “The Department of Justice is vigorously defending the emergency temporary standard in court and we are confident is OSHA’s authority.”
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