Fox News reports that a small-business advocacy group is planning to sue the Biden administration for violating its coronavirus vaccine requirements.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced that businesses of a certain size will be required to administer weekly COVID-19 testing and require employees to get vaccinated. Biden gave the task to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration of writing and implementing this rule.
The Job Creators Network prepared legal action in response to OSHA’s plans.
“President Biden’s vaccine mandate on small businesses is unconstitutional and a dramatic overreach of federal authority,” said Alfredo Ortiz, CEO and president of the Job Creators Network. “To hold the Biden administration accountable and stand up for small businesses, Job Creators Network plans to file a lawsuit to block the implementation of this order.”
“Small businesses are already contending with a historic labor shortage and this order will add expensive new barriers to finding and keeping employees,” Ortiz said. “The federal government doesn’t have the power to require small businesses to carry out its de facto national vaccine mandate. JCN’s lawsuit intends to block this federal power grab.”
JCN is not the only lawsuit filed or likely to be filed. Other news sites have reported earlier today that 24 attorneys general representing GOP states had threatened legal action against the Biden administration.
”We are not a country that rules by edict and if President Biden’s power grab goes unchecked, it will have dire consequences for our nation,” said Alan Wilson, South Carolina attorney general and chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association.
Fox News reported Thursday, that 99.5% of all COVID-19-related deaths in June were unvaccinated. A total of 14,115 Americans died as a result if breakthrough cases (or COVID-19) occurred in unvaccinated individuals. 70% of these people were over 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have noted that there is no COVID-19 vaccine that is 100% effective against this virus.