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Parson readies litigation to fight Biden vaccine mandate

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Gov. Mike Parson on Friday vowed to sue the Biden administration over the president's newly announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Parson in a news release said the mandate impacting private U.S. businesses with more than 100 employees is unconstitutional. In a Sept. 9 speech, Biden said he would direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to craft a rule requiring those employees to receive vaccines or face mandatory weekly testing.

"Missouri will not be a pawn in this publicity stunt that seeks to force Missourians to disclose private health care decisions and dictate private business operations," Parson said in the release.

The mandate, according to the Parson administration, would infringe on Missouri's constitutional authority and exceed the scope of authority granted to the president and OSHA.

The release included supporting voices from Missouri House of Representatives Speaker Rob Vescovo and Senate President Pro -Tem Dave Schatz.

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry separately issued a statement opposing Biden's mandate.

“The Biden administration’s new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate is the wrong approach for business. As always, the Missouri chamber will stand against attempts to place new government mandates on our employer community," said Dan Mehan, president and CEO of the chamber, in the statement. "In contrast with [the] Biden administration’s approach, we believe the federal government should instead cooperate with the employer community to encourage vaccination and support employers that exercise their legal right to require vaccination."

In his speech last week, Biden additionally mandated shots for health care workers, federal contractors and the vast majority of federal workers.

“We’ve been patient,” Biden said. “But our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.”

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Wayne Humbyrd

As he should! There is NO logical OR medical reason to shoot this non vaccine into your body! You literally cannot make up the insanity surrounding these experimental gene therapy shot?! As of Sept 6, according to VAERS (CDC’s own site) that we are averaging 70 vaccine related deaths per day!? Its not a “vaccine” if it doesn’t provide immunity. I know that just last week they conveniently changed the definition of “vaccine” ? Thats how stupid they think we are. That’s just all the more reason to not trust this lying corrupt illegitimate regime. THINK!

Monday, September 13
Molly

So tired of the whining about vaccines. The anti-science approach to running the nation proved deadly. It's time for Parsons to stop getting in the way of getting our lives back. How much money and time and energy is he going to waste in his pandering to a defeated ex-president?

Thursday, September 16
Randal Hankins

Thanks, Governor for spending our tax money on needless litigation. You need to spend your time and our money encouraging people to get vaccinated so we put a stop to the spread of COVID.

Saturday, September 18
Wayne Humbyrd

Take your time Gov. People are only losing their homes and careers over forced vaccinations with an experimental non vaccine and a 99.87% survival rate! The most evil attack against humanity in my 63 year life. I’m just talking about what Fauci and his Communists partners in China have done to us! Add the illegitimate Biden regime and the corrupt teachers unions to the mix and we are living in unprecedented times folks. This has moved way past “politics”. This is about Communism vs America as our brilliant Founding Fathers intended!

Thursday, October 7
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