ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis is tearing into President Biden’s strategy to mandate vaccines for millions of workers.
Biden announced sweeping vaccine mandates Thursday, including requiring private businesses with 100 or more employees to have staff vaccinated or be tested weekly.
Companies who do not comply could face thousands of dollars in fines.
Less than 24 hours after Biden’s announcement, DeSantis said the president’s actions are unconstitutional and threaten the jobs of people in his state.
“I’m standing for them, we are going to protect their jobs from federal overreach,” DeSantis said. “Here he comes from Washington D.C., instituting an unprecedented mandate even when his own people have acknowledged in the past is unconstitutional. That’s not leadership.”
Biden’s order is without a doubt raising longstanding legal questions over mandates and the challenges are expected to come soon.
DeSantis is not alone. Several Republican governors have threatened lawsuits, with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster saying he will fight Biden to the “gates of hell.”
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