Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is said to be “looking at all legal options” available to him once the OSHA rule President Joe Biden is using as his backstop to mandate vaccinations is published.
“He’s looking at all legal options, but I don’t have anything concrete yet,” stated Christina Pushaw in a text message to The Floridian. “After it’s published it will be possible to challenge in court.”
President Biden’s executive order mandating vaccines was a quick 180-degree turn from his December 2020 declaration that he would not make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for Americans once he was sworn into office.
But Biden had a change of heart, and as the Delta variant spread, the president decided that mandating vaccines would help end the pandemic.
“This is not about freedom or personal choice,” President Biden stated. “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. We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers. 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.”
While most congressional Democrats have been tight-lipped about the new mandate, labor unions have shown widespread skepticism, and Republicans have condemned the edict, of course.
It’s not just COVID mandates. You’re talking to someone who has libertarian leanings – I’m not a fan of mandates period,” said Republican Rep. Byron Donalds. The role of the government should be to inform its citizens, then let them make their own decisions.”
Florida Congresswoman, Kat Cammack, who recently stood alongside Gov. DeSantis in Gainesville to thank First Responders, said that Floridians have “the right to their own health decisions.”
“I’m proud to stand beside Governor DeSantis, AG Moody, CFO Patronis, and other local leaders in standing up to these unconstitutional, tyrannical government mandates. We will keep fighting to ensure every Floridian has the right to their own health decisions,” said Rep. Cammack