WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Joe Biden signed executive orders mandating executive branch employees and contractors with the federal government receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
This, after Biden said in December that he would not implement a mandate.
The order for federal employees, however, only applies to the executive branch. This means that members of Congress, and their staff, who are in the legislative branch, and federal judges in the judicial branch are safe from the mandate.
“Here he comes from Washington DC instituting an unprecedented mandate, even his own people acknowledged is unconstitutional. That’s not leadership. The problem I have with Joe Biden is-this guy doesn’t take responsibility for anything. He’s always trying to blame other people.” pic.twitter.com/ZAhN1mva6o
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) September 10, 2021
According to Biden’s “action plan” website to combat COVID-19, “Building on the President’s announcement in July to strengthen safety requirements for unvaccinated federal workers, the President has signed an Executive Order to take those actions a step further and require all federal executive branch workers to be vaccinated.
“The President also signed an Executive Order directing that this standard be extended to employees of contractors that do business with the federal government. As part of this effort, the Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service, and the National Institute of Health will complete implementation of their previously announced vaccination requirements that cover 2.5 million people.”
Nancy Pelosi said in April that she “could not require” members of Congress to get vaccinated.
In fact, what she said was, “So—so here is the thing. We are—we cannot require someone to be vaccinated. That’s just not what we can do. It is a matter of privacy to know who is or who isn’t.
“I can’t go to the Capitol Physician and say, ‘Give me the names of people who aren’t vaccinated, so I can go encourage them or make it known to others to encourage them to be vaccinated.’ So we can’t—we can’t do that.”
HOW IS THIS CURRENTLY ON JOE BIDEN'S CDC'S WEBSITE?!
"No. The federal government does not mandate (require) vaccination for people." ⬇️ https://t.co/DgiUHs60n8
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) September 10, 2021