September 13, 2021 |
The rebellion against Joe Biden’s nationwide vaccine mandate on businesses with more than 100 employees is running into political and legal challenges.
Among the states pushing back, Wyoming, where Republican leaders in the legislature say they will stand behind Governor Mark Gordon in saying, not now, not ever.
Gordon is among governors who have vowed to fight the White House over the executive order. Legislative leadership Friday said they have the governor’s back. Senate President Dan Dockstader, Speaker of the House Eric Barlow, Senate Majority Leader Ogden Driskill, House Majority Leader Albert Sommers, Senate Vice President Larry Hicks, House Speaker Pro Tempore Mike Greear and House Majority Whip Jared Olsen issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s proposed federal vaccine requirement:
“Our republican form of government leaves decisions of this gravity to the states. We believe the Biden Administration’s federal vaccine requirement is arbitrary and likely unconstitutional.”
Leadership said the governor has the legal authority to sue the Biden Administration to prevent enforcement of the mandate.