Congressman Mark Green (R-TN-07) sent a letter to President Joe Biden that called on the president to revoke his vaccine mandate executive orders.
According to Green, the two orders from Biden violate the law and should be removed after action taken by the judicial branch.
“I’m disappointed in the disregard for U.S. law that these executive orders display. The application of these executive orders flagrantly ignore multiple federal courts that have blocked them. These orders must be rescinded,” Congressman Green said in a statement.
Multiple federal judges have sought to block the broad mandates from Biden.
Most recently, U.S. District Judge Stan Baker halted one order that required contractors working with the federal government to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Opponents of the mandate argued that it is unconstitutional because it violates the Tenth Amendment.
Other rulings stopped the order for federal employees.
However, Green notes not every judicial ruling applies across the country. Therefore, the rulings have resulted in discrepancies across the U.S. where some federal employees and contractors are subject to comply with these measures and others are exempt.
“Simply put, if there are employees in some parts of the country still working without being vaccinated, how can you claim that nationwide mandates are necessary under an emergency process? The unequal application of justice and blatant inconsistencies of these orders are in stark contrast to both the letter and the spirit of U.S. law. I commend the judges who stood firm in their understanding of American jurisprudence,” Green wrote in his letter.
“As a physician and member of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, I am confident that there is a way to support public health while staying true to our principles. I respectfully urge you to rescind these orders effective immediately.”
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