President Joe Biden said on Thursday that he was “disappointed” over the Supreme Court’s ruling against an OSHA vaccine mandate that would have forced employers with 100 or more workers to require COVID-19 vaccines.
“I am disappointed that the Supreme Court has chosen to block common-sense life-saving requirements for employees at large businesses that were grounded squarely in both science and the law,” Biden said in a statement.
The Supreme Court ruled 6 to 3 against the OSHA vaccine mandate.
BREAKING: Supreme Court blocks the Biden administration’s vaccine-or-test rule for U.S. businesses, but allows a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for most health care workers. https://t.co/pvrYiiUU41
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 13, 2022
In a second case, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding a vaccine mandate for health care workers.
Justice Brett Kavanaugh, a Trump appointee, sided with the three liberal judges in a 5-4 decision that will require health care workers to receive vaccines for COVID-19.
Biden has now called for states to implement their own vaccine mandates instead.
“The Court has ruled that my administration cannot use the authority granted to it by Congress to require this measure, but that does not stop me from using my voice as President to advocate for employers to do the right thing to protect Americans’ health and economy,” he said.
The Supreme Court win for many Americans comes with gladness, but a disappointed Biden continues to push for unlawful measures against citizens through government overreach.