Joe Biden’s mandate push took yet another blow on Friday.
A US Appeals Court upheld the decision to stall the vaccine mandate from being enforced.
This is now the second defeat this administration has suffered on this front.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals cited the broadness of the vaccine mandate as the main reason for backing the hold.
The Biden administration defended the mandate by claiming not putting it in could lead to unnecessary mass deaths.
The court, however, disagreed.
The opinion stated, “The mandate is staggeringly overbroad.
“The mandate is a one-size-fits-all sledgehammer that makes hardly any attempt to account for differences in workplaces (and workers).”
It continued, “The public interest is also served by maintaining our constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals to make intensely personal decisions according to their own convictions – even, or perhaps particularly, when those decisions frustrate government officials.”
Even as the OSHA rule was being crafted, more than a few constitutional experts chimed in that they thought the rule was overreach by this administration.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton celebrated the win, stating, “Citing Texas’s ‘compelling argument’ the 5th Circuit has stayed OSHA’s unconstitutional and illegal private-business vaccine mandate.”
We should also note that a tweet from Biden’s Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, was used as an example of how the administration was trying to work around the rules to get this mandate in place.
This will more than likely wind up on the Supreme Court, but that may work in Biden’s favor.
The Court has now twice ruled not to block mandates, so I would not get overly excited about this ruling just yet.
Fox News breaks it down…