President Joe Biden refused to take any questions after announcing new COVID-19 vaccination mandates that will affect millions of workers.
After announcing the new COVID-19 vaccination mandates, the president turned and left the podium without taking any questions.
However, reporters still attempted tried to get in a question.
One reporter shouted, “Is this Constitutional?”
Watch the video below:
Joe Biden walks away from the podium without taking any questions while one reporter shouts:
"Is this Constitutional?" pic.twitter.com/RiEtjYRhtl
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 9, 2021
On Thursday, Biden announced COVID-19 requirements for millions of federal and private-sector workers, as IJR reported.
“Many of us are frustrated with the nearly 80 million Americans who are still not vaccinated, even though the vaccine is safe, effective, and free,” he said, adding, “What more do you need to see? We’ve made vaccinations free, safe, and convenient. The vaccine is FDA approved. Over 200 million Americans have gotten the shot. We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us.”
As CNN reports, “At the center of Biden’s new plan is directing the Labor Department to require all businesses with 100 or more employees ensure their workers are either vaccinated or tested once a week, an expansive step the President took after consultation with administration health officials and lawyers. Companies could face thousands of dollars in fines per employee if they don’t comply.”
Additionally, he is requiring all federal employees to get vaccinated and eliminating the option for them to get tested weekly for the virus. That new requirement also applies to federal contractors.
The president also said he will require 17 million healthcare workers in facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid to be vaccinated.
Several Republican governors and the Republican National Committee (RNC) said they will challenge the mandate, which they described as a “power grab.”
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