Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Monday called on the U.S. to “ban vaccine mandates,” days after President Joe Biden outlined his intention to require certain members of the private sector to be vaccinated for the Chinese coronavirus.
“Ban vaccine mandates,” Blackburn said, later adding that vaccine mandates “have no place in the U.S.”:
Ban vaccine mandates.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 13, 2021
Vaccine mandates have no place in the U.S.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) September 14, 2021
Her remarks follow President Biden’s divisive coronavirus speech last week, in which he scolded unvaccinated Americans while announcing sweeping mandates applying to federal workers, federal contractors, certain healthcare employees, some members of the private sector.
“Tonight, I’m announcing that the Department of Labor is developing an emergency rule to require all employers with 100 or more employees, that together employ over 80 million workers, to