For weeks on end, the agitation of the American people has been focused fairly squarely in one direction: President Biden’s laughably tyrannical vaccine mandate.
The move would require not only federal employees to be vaccinated, but it also imposes mandates on any private business with more than 100 people on payroll. This overreach has been lambasted by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and now the Senate has issued a stunning rebuke of the draconian declaration.
The Senate voted Wednesday to repeal a President Biden-backed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses.Advertisement - story continues below
The final vote was 52-48. Moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana joined Republicans to vote in favor of the repeal.
This may just be a symbolic gesture, however.
Even with Senate approval, the GOP-backed resolution is unlikely to overturn the mandate. The Democrat-controlled House is not expected to take up the measure and President Biden would likely veto the bill if it cleared Congress.
Republicans brought the repeal to the Senate floor under the “Congressional Review Act,” which allows Congress to review presidential executive orders. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., who sponsored the resolution, said the mandate was an example of the “heavy hand of government” hurting businesses.
Just a day after the vote took place, Twitter users took to the platform to again express their distaste for the mandate, causing #DoNotComplyEVER to trend briefly.