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Biden's Vaccine Mandate Is Only a Press Release, It Doesn't Actually Exist

Get the COVID shot, Joe Biden demanded a few weeks ago.

Each business with over a hundred employees must see that each worker gets the jab, he said.

You must get the shot, Biden reiterated. You must, you must, you must.

Immediately, companies complied. If you’re a nurse and you’ve been a hero through the pandemic, you will be required to get the vaccine. Sorry, if you don’t want to get the shot, you won’t have a job. Bye.

Same to you if you are a police officer, a firefighter, or a member of the military.

You must get the shot — no exceptions.

Wait a minute, some objected. The president can’t just issue an executive order like that. It’s unconstitutional, illegal, immoral, and un-American.

These people are right. Biden cannot issue an executive order of this nature.

According to Bloomberg Law, “Biden this month told the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to write a rule requiring that companies get workers vaccinated or show that the employees test negative for Covid-19 each week.”

Sonia Zeledón, Hershey Co.’s associate general counsel and head of ethics, compliance and data privacy, told Bloomberg, “It’s a lot easier for us to say that OSHA spells it out this way, and we have to comply. All the companies are looking forward to see how OSHA defines the mandate for us to then follow.”

He isn’t even issuing the order himself — other than in speeches.

The vaccine mandate is nothing more than Joe Biden posturing. In reality, it’s dictatorship by news release, according to an insightful analysis by Joy Pullmann, executive editor of The Federalist.

The Biden administration has said enforcement of vaccine mandates would be by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. But “[t]he White House, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Department of Labor haven’t released any official guidance for the alleged mandate. There is no executive order. There’s nothing but press statements,” Pullman wrote.

So, there’s no mandate. This is why almost two dozen Republican attorneys general who said they would file suit against the mandate have done nothing so far.

Here’s the game Pullmann said the Biden administration is playing: They’re using an obscure procedure known as an emergency temporary standard.