It was unusually quiet on the Democratic Party side of the aisle on Thursday in response to the U. S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. On the other side of the aisle, the Republican Party was boisterous.
The Court ruled that OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) lacked the authority to impose a mandate because the law that created OSHA “empowers the Secretary to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures.” That job, said the Supreme Court, is for Congress to do.
“Although COVID-19 is a risk that occurs in many workplaces, it is not an occupational hazard in most,” the Court found in a 6-3 decision. “COVID–19 can and does spread at home, in schools, during sporting events, and everywhere else that people gather. That kind of universal risk is no different from the day-to-day dangers that all face from crime, air pollution, or any number of communicable diseases.”
Today’s Supreme Court decision is a win for hardworking employees, and will ensure they don’t needlessly lose their jobs due to the heavy hand of government. 1/ https://t.co/urIJqRTezY
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) January 13, 2022
US Supreme Court affirmed what Republicans have been saying all along: Biden and OSHA lack the authority to enforce a vax mandate on private employers. I’ve introduced several bills to fight these mandates. Glad to have a little freedom restored! https://t.co/zxdmtrS4Uq
— Andy Biggs (@andybiggs4az) January 14, 2022
My statement on today’s SCOTUS ruling. 👇 pic.twitter.com/0zRdDJDrtN
— Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS (@RepGosar) January 13, 2022
The Supreme Court confirmed what we all know, that Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private sector companies is blatantly unconstitutional. https://t.co/5jM1EfFvNK
— Rep. David Schweikert (@RepDavid) January 13, 2022
Great news from the Supreme Court!
To help those that didn’t fall under this ruiling, I dropped a bill today in Arizona that requires them to accept antibody test results as an equivalent to any vaccine requirement. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/g1msOxFr42
— Rep. Leo Biasiucci 🇺🇸 (@Leo4AzHouse) January 13, 2022
🚨 Huge win for freedom! 🚨
The Supreme Court has BLOCKED President Biden’s tyrannical Occupational Safety and Health Administration vaccine mandate! https://t.co/oddFACVEQl
— Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (@RepDLesko) January 13, 2022