President Joe Biden is cracking down on unvaccinated Americans in a broad attempt at exerting executive power over private businesses. His sweeping new mandates will now require vaccination for not only federal employees and any contractors who do business with the federal government, but also private companies and their employees.
“The Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to insure their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week,” Biden said during a speech on Thursday.
One out of every four Americans who is eligible to be vaccinated still hasn’t gotten the shot, and the president clearly took aim at them, blaming those U.S. citizens for the current state of the pandemic.
“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin and the refusal has cost all of us,” said Biden.
Some Republican lawmakers and union chiefs immediately pushed back against the new mandates, calling the president’s actions unconstitutional. Several governors are also already threatening legal action.
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