Daily US Times: President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19 is running into a wall of strong resistance from Republican leaders, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina says he will fight “to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.”
Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota, a 2024 presidential candidate hopeful, says she is preparing a lawsuit. And J.D. Vance, a conservative running for a Senate seat in Ohio, is calling on businesses to ignore Biden’s vaccine mandates and described it as Washington’s “attempt to bully and coerce citizens.”
Vance says; “Only mass civil disobedience will save us from Joe Biden’s naked authoritarianism,”
President Biden is hardly backing down from his mandate. In a visit to a school Friday, the US president accused the governors of being “cavalier” with the health of young Americans, and when being asked about foes who would file legal challenges against his vaccine mandates, he retorted, “Have at it.”
The opposition follows President Biden’s announcement on Thursday of a major plan to tame the Covid-19 as the highly contagious Delta variant drives 1,500 deaths and 150,000 cases a day.