THE US Senate on Wednesday (08/12) against the mandatory vaccination against her COVID-19 imposed by their president USA Joe Biden, on his own initiative Republican which, however, is not expected to have a practical counterpart, given the president’s ability to veto.
All their senators Republicans, as well as two of Democrats representing traditionally conservative states, voted in favor of the text specifically targeting the presidential executive order signed by the head of state in September and forcing company employees with more than 100 employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The measure – its implementation is temporarily blocked by American justice – caused outrage among part of the population and the whole GOP. In the land of individual liberties, conservatives often defy central authority.
“The absurd compulsory vaccination (by order) of the president Biden it is an abuse of power, “said their leader Republicans in Senate, The Mitch McConnell.
Like him, many Republicans in favor of vaccines, but against compulsory vaccination.
“What is clear is that I am against any compulsory vaccination imposed by the state and private companies,” he said after the vote. Joe Mancin, her senator West Virginia, one of the two elected Democrats who supported the initiative.
The text, however, has zero chance of going further: it must be approved by House of Representatives, where the Democrats retain a majority of the seats before being transferred to his office Joe Biden, who in this case can veto.
In the midst of the ongoing brawl between government, justice and elected officials, cities decide to impose their own vaccination. Its mayor New York announced on Monday that all private sector workers will soon be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
With over 790,000 deaths due to it COVID-19, the USA is the country that has suffered by far the heaviest blow from the new coronavirus pandemic worldwide.