White House responds to SCOTUS blocking Biden’s vax mandate
US President Joe Biden said he was “disappointed” with the court’s move to block his vaccination mandate for large companies
The White House has claimed the Supreme Court has blocked “common-sense life saving requirements for employers” by opposing President Joe Biden’s Covid-19 mandate on US businesses.
In a Thursday statement, the president said he is “disappointed” in the court’s decision and claimed his much-contested mandate for businesses with 100 or more employers were “grounded squarely in both science and law.”
Instead of enforcing the federal mandate, states and individual employers will now have to “determine whether to make their workplaces as safe as possible for employees” by separately requiring employees to get vaccinated, he added.
Taking a swipe at the court, Biden claimed that he was denied authority granted to him by Congress, and noted that he would be pushing for employer-imposed individual vaccine mandates regardless.
“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,” he said.
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