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Congressman Aderholt Statement on President Biden’s Vaccine Mandates

September 10, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Robert Aderholt released the following statement on President Biden’s plans for vaccine mandates.


“While I am certainly not anti-vaccine, in fact I have been fully vaccinated, I don’t believe the federal government should be forcing employees and contractors of the executive branch to be vaccinated.  And I fail to find anywhere in the U.S. Constitution, or in powers granted to the executive branch by Congress, any authority to mandate that private companies require their employees to be vaccinated.  I expect this mandate to be stopped very quickly by the courts.

 

“These mandates are yet another example of President Biden taking away individual freedoms with the stroke of a pen. Getting the vaccine should be a personal decision. As my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are fond of saying, ‘my body, my choice.’”