Ron Klain retweet spurs court to slam brakes on Biden vaccine mandate

Ron Klain retweet spurs court to slam brakes on Biden vaccine mandate


White House chief of staff Ron Klain’s itchy Twitter finger helped derail the Biden administration’s latest vaccine mandate in court.

A Sept. 9 retweet from Klain was cited as a key piece of evidence in the blistering ruling issued Friday by the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, which paused President Biden’s “staggeringly overbroad” rule forcing COVID-19 vaccines on millions of American workers.

In a footnote, the three-judge panel pointed to Klain’s retweet of a post from MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle, who praised Biden’s mandate — enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration — as “the ultimate work-around” to avoid sticky constitutional challenges.

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Circuit Judge Kurt Engelhardt characterized the retweet as a White House “endorsement of the term

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