Arkansas Governor Urges Large Businesses in the State Not to Comply With Biden’s “Oppressive” COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) urged large businesses in the state not to comply with the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, saying employers should not follow the “oppressive” rule hours before the order is set to partially go into effect.
“They should wait until they get the Supreme Court decision, and of course that’s an individual business decision,” Hutchinson told CNN on Sunday (Jan. 9) when asked if large businesses should comply with the mandate, which his state and others are challenging before the nation’s highest court.
“This mandate of (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the federal government, needs to be struck down and that’s why we’re fighting against it,” he said. “I expect the Supreme Court hopefully to rule against the Biden administration on that oppressive vaccine mandate.”
State of Virginia Will Join Fight to Defeat Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
Virginia will join other states and business groups in challenging Biden administration COVID-19 vaccine mandates once GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares take office, the two said in a statement Friday (Jan. 7).
“While we believe that the vaccine is a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19, we strongly believe that the Federal government cannot impose its will and restrict the freedoms of Americans and that Virginia is at its best when her people are allowed to make the best decisions for their families or businesses,” they said in the joint statement.
After their January 15th inauguration the commonwealth they will “quickly move to protect Virginians’ freedoms” and join challenges to components of President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.