Republicans with their eyes on the White House wasted little time ripping President Joe Biden’s executive order mandating the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, saying he overstepped his constitutional authority and is attempting to distract Americans from Afghanistan.
In tweets, statements, and television interviews, governors and senators mulling a 2024 presidential bid unloaded on Biden on Thursday and Friday following his announcement that companies with 100 or more workers would be required to enforce coronavirus vaccinations and testing. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem responded within minutes of the president’s remarks, tweeting her state “will stand up to defend freedom. @JoeBiden, see you in court.”
Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas chimed in Friday, tweeting : “Biden issued his unconstitutional, ineffective mandate because his poll numbers are down.”
Last month, the president’s job approval ratings plunged amid a messy U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan that critics charged was chaotic and mismanaged — especially with American citizens and allies in the