The city’s sole Republican in Congress blasted as an illegal “overreach” President Biden’s mandate that forces private businesses as well as the federal government to require their workers to get COVID-shots or be tested weekly.
“Just like Mayor de Blasio has, President Biden is inappropriately mandating businesses to serve as his vaccine police force, requiring that they mandate their employees be vaccinated, tested weekly or face hefty fines,” Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, who represents Staten Island and portions of southern Brooklyn, said Friday.
“This mandate as a condition of employment in both the public and private sectors is wrong, infringes on the rights and freedoms of Americans and strays from the government’s role of informing, educating, and encouraging.”
She noted that Biden said last Dec. 4 that he would not impose a vaccine mandate.
“He lied. This overreach is a step into the dystopian