A Republican Congressman is leading a push to make the Biden administration pay for attempting to force tyrannical vaccine mandates on the American people.
Rep. Chip Roy is calling on his colleagues to put their money where their mouths are and refuse to fund the United States government until Biden ends his pursuit of vaccine mandates all together.
The U.S. government is currently slated to run out of money in February 18, and Roy has put together a letter that he plans to send to Minority Leader Republican Kevin McCarthy— signed by more than a dozen of his colleagues — demanding that Republicans refuse to fund a government that will be turned on its citizens in the name of COVID-19 safety.
Roy pondered in a statement, “Most Republicans say that vax mandates are tyrannical and foolish, but will they unite before government funding expires on February 18th to pledge not to fund enforcement of these mandates? Will at least 10 of the 19 GOP Senators who voted to punt last time now stand up for healthcare workers or not? We’re going to find out.”
“After February 18, 2022, government funding will expire and congressional Republicans must once again decide whether they will vote to fund a federal government that is enforcing tyrannical COVID-19 vaccine mandates on the American people,” Roy’s letter states.
“The Biden administration has unilaterally imposed five separate COVID-19 vaccine mandates, four of which continue to directly impact millions of Americans,” he added.
One of those mandates included the private-sector employer mandate, which was opposed successfully all the way to the Supreme Court. Last week, OSHA announced they would be dropping the rule which would enforce the mandate but would be pursuing other options.
“Currently, medical workers, men and women in uniform, federal employees, and federal contractors face termination if they do not receive a COVID-19 vaccine – even though evidence shows these vaccines do not prevent the spread of the virus,” Roy said in a reference to the Clients of Medicare and Medicaid Services mandate, which SCOTUS upheld as constitutional.
“Moreover, myriad municipalities and states that directly benefit from federal funding have imposed similar mandates,” he added. “This includes Washington, D.C., the American people’s capital city, over which the Constitution grants Congress the complete authority to “exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever.”
Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser began enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate earlier this month which requires nearly every indoor business in the capital to ask for proof of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as photo ID before serving customers.
There are numerous legal challenges to mandates around the country, but as Roy asserted, conservatives are largely relying on the court system to strike down these rules.
“Congressional Republicans cannot continue to abdicate their Article I duties in hopes the judicial branch will rule in favor of the American people,” the letter concludes. “Therefore, we the undersigned refuse to consider supporting any federal government funding vehicle, be it a continuing resolution or an omnibus appropriations measure, that funds the enforcement of COVID-19 vaccine mandates at any level of government.”
Author: Chris Kadre