Members of the GOP are super pleased with the Supreme Court decision that was made to block President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large companies, which he has tried to enforce via the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
“OSHA has never before imposed such a mandate – nor has Congress,” the conservative justices stated in an unsigned ruling released on Thursday. “Indeed, although Congress has enacted significant legislation addressing the COVID–19 pandemic, it has declined to enact any measure similar to what OSHA has promulgated here.”
The House Republicans Twitter account referred to the ruling as a “massive win for the American people.”
“RT to agree → The Supreme Court BLOCKING Biden’s authoritarian and unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate is a MASSIVE WIN for the American people,” the tweet said.
The House Judiciary GOP tweeted out a single word: “VICTORY.”
While Democrats might claim a 6-3 conservative edge in the Supreme Court was biased, Texas GOP AG Ken Paxton noted his state’s lawsuit got the same result in the 5th Circuit.
“SCOTUS VICTORY! Private employers are now free from an illegal, unconstitutional OSHA vax mandate. Very happy to see the mandate blocked again after we got the same win in the 5th Circuit last month,” his tweet said.
Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa., vowed to pick up the continued fight in the lower courts, writing a statement to Newsmax.
“The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to stop President Biden from implementing his authoritarian vaccine mandate on American workers. This is the outcome we expected — with the Court asserting that President Biden lacks the constitutional authority to unilaterally dictate federal law,” the statement said.
While the case now returns to the lower courts, I will continue my efforts to permanently eliminate this unconstitutional mandate under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). Our CRA resolution has the unanimous support of the entire House Republican Conference, and our team has held productive conversations with House Democrats who recognize how disastrous President Biden’s mandate would be if enacted,” it continued.
“I am hopeful that this ruling will inspire more House Democrats to join us to force a vote on the Floor and eliminate this egregious mandate once and for all,” the statement concluded.
Former Vice President Mike Pence posted, “Earlier this month, @AmericanFreedom filed an amicus brief asking SCOTUS to block Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate. Today, Freedom WON and SCOTUS blocked the mandate.”
A post from Rep. Dan Crenshaw read, “BREAKING: The Supreme Court BLOCKS Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate on businesses. But it upheld his vaccine mandate on healthcare workers. We can’t stop fighting until the ENTIRE vaccine mandate is thrown into the garbage heap of history where it belongs.”
This is definitely good news. No one should be forced against their will to take a vaccine they don’t want, especially one like the COVID vaccine that has not been tested for long term side effects.