After the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates Thursday, Republicans are celebrating the court’s 6-3 ruling blocking President Biden’s mandate for private businesses with more than 100 employees.
Because of the other decision to allow the mandate for federally-funded healthcare centers, the reactions vary.
“So the Supreme Court just made the entire country mad,” said national radio host Todd Starnes. “They should’ve thrown out the entire mandate. It’s flat-out unconstitutional.
The Job Creators Network, the first organization to file a petition at the Supreme Court requesting a stay, said the court stood up for small businesses.
“The Supreme Court has stood up for small businesses by staying this illegal employer vaccine mandate,” Alfredo Ortiz, president and CEO of JCN, said in a statement. “The court has confirmed what JCN has long argued: OSHA does not have the authority to implement this sweeping regulation that will burden American businesses, including many small businesses, with new costs and exacerbate the historic labor shortage. By Issuing this stay, the Supreme Court has freed small businesses to focus on bringing the economy back to its pre-pandemic peak.”
First Liberty Institute, which represents three prominent national religious ministries –the American Family Association, Answers in Genesis, and Daystar Television Network – in related challenges to the mandate, celebrated the mixed opinon.
“We’re pleased that the Supreme Court is preventing this unconstitutional mandate from going into effect, but we hope the court will strike it down to avoid a Constitutional crisis,” said Kelly Shackelford, President, CEO, and Chief Counsel for First Liberty Institute. “President Biden is not a king. He cannot federalize the nation’s workforce and force employers to violate the conscience rights of their employees. We will continue to fight on behalf of our clients and the American people to protect them from this illegal, dangerous expansion of government power.”
Former Vice President Mike Pence said, “Today, Freedom WON and SCOTUS blocked the mandate” on Twitter, referring to the employer mandate.
Harmeet Dhillon also celebrated the ruling and thanked President Trump for the conservative majority on the court.
“Great day for our client @realDailyWire, which our firm was honored to represent jointly w/ @ADFLegal in the 6th Circuit and the Supreme Court. Workers able to choose for themselves,” she tweeted.
“If you’re working for a woke company forcing you to get vaccinated even though you might have valid personal reasons not to (religious, medical, existing immunity, low risk) — you now have choices thanks to the wise ruling from SCOTUS,” Dhillon added.
“Today is a nother day to thank Mitch McConnell,” Mike Cernovich tweeted. “I can’t imagine the SCOTUS justices that would have been appointed but for this cantankerous Senator who is usually wrong but whatever he got some W’s. Big ones…”