Following the signing of the Executive Order making COVID vaccination mandatory by U.S. President Joe Biden, several Republican leaders expressed outrage.
The new provision requires employers with more than 100 workers to require vaccination or weekly testing for the presence of the virus, according to Fox News on Sept. 9.
It is estimated that about 100 million citizens would be forced to take the drug; otherwise, they would lose their jobs and their families livelihoods.
“This is absolutely unconstitutional,” said Rep. Thomas Massie, (R-Ky.), in one of his tweets.
Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) said, “This is unconstitutional. The U.S. Constitution does not give the president this kind of authority. Nowhere in Article 2 of the Constitution is there anything that gives the president this kind of power, not even remotely.”
Similar pronouncements were issued by Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey, South Dakota Republican Governor Kristi Noem, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), among others.
Republican governors oppose the imposition of pandemic-derived mandates by COVID, to which Biden responded by saying he will take action against them.
“If these governors won’t help us beat the pandemic, I will use my power as president to get them out of the way,” Biden said, according to a video contributed by Twitter user @Breaking911.
For his part, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz insists that this is a freedom issue where every citizen should be allowed to decide whether or not to be vaccinated.
“We should have no vaccine mandates. We should have no mask mandates. We should have no vaccine passports,” Cruz said in his message.
Along those lines, Twitter user @JohannMaierEck agrees with Cruz, noting that freedom is meaningless if citizens are forced to vaccinate.
“If ‘liberty’ requires me to get vaccinated, ‘liberty’ is meaningless. There is no liberty in Khovidstan. There is only left-wing totalitarian propaganda with more cowbell.”
According to statistics, one of the central points of the controversy is that the vaccine does not eradicate COVID. In addition, specialists seriously warn about the possible long-term adverse effects, still unknown.
Moreover, the number of immediate undesirable reactions greatly exceeds those obtained in the past in similar processes, from which it could be concluded that it is not a matter of political disagreement but of health protection.
Among other contradictions that arise from the increasing obligation to take the jab, hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal immigrants are admitted into the country, a situation noted by the son of former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr.
“In Biden’s America, American citizens who make a personal medical decision that Joe disagrees with are talked down too, segregated from society and not allowed to provide for their families, but all of unvaccinated illegals coming across the border are welcomed with open arms!”