representing Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyOvernight Health Care – Brought to you by Rare Access Action Project – White House not shaken by mandate decision Republican says GOP should freeze government funding on vaccine mandates (R-Texas) called on Republicans in Congress to attempt to block government funding legislation next month in response to the Biden administration’s vaccination or testing requirements it called “unconstitutional.”
The Texan has asked his fellow Republicans to “stand up” and prevent the government from passing a continuing resolution to extend funding beyond Dec. 3 as long as federal vaccine mandates are in effect.
“We need Republicans to stand up and say we are not going to fund the government on December 3 with a continuing resolution if those mandates stay in place,” he told “The Faulkner Focus” on Fox News .
“I therefore call on my colleagues to stand firm and not to finance the government which will make propaganda on our children and put in place these unconstitutional mandates,” he added.
“I call on my colleagues to stand firm and NOT to fund the government that is going to PROPAGANDA on our children and put these UNCONSTITUTIONAL MANDATES in place.”
– Press office of representative Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) November 8, 2021
Debate over the administration’s vaccination mandates has intensified in recent days after the Labor Department issued a rule requested by Biden requiring all companies with 100 or more employees to prescribe COVID-19 vaccinations or tests regular by January 4.
In response, several Republican attorneys general, business groups and religious organizations have filed lawsuits against the administration, saying the requirement to vaccinate or test violates Americans’ civil liberties.
Although a federal court suspended the administration’s policy for business over the weekend, the White House urged businesses to move forward with the tenure with the deputy press secretary Karine Jean-PierreKarine Jean-PierreVideo Illustrating Violence Removed from Representative Gosar’s Account After Backfire Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented by ExxonMobil – Biden Knocks Down Trump on Owl Habitats Biden’s Next Challenge: Selling the Infrastructure Bill MORE saying, “We think people shouldn’t wait.
But Roy’s comments indicate that the federal mandate could pose additional hurdles to the administration beyond prosecution, as the deadline to prevent a government shutdown approaches in about a month.
Biden previously narrowly avoided a shutdown in September after the House and Senate passed an ongoing resolution funding the government until the new December 3 deadline.
In the Fox News interview, Roy slammed Pfizer for comparing children who participated in COVID-19 vaccine trials to “superheroes” in a video posted earlier this month.
“That’s why I said publicly that I wouldn’t take any money from Pfizer,” Roy told Fox News’s Harris Faulkner. “I am not going to take money from a company that is going to engage in this kind of propaganda.”
Big Bird has also received criticism from some Republicans, including Sen. Ted cruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Ted Cruz nicknames Hillary Clinton “Oscar the Grouch” on Big Bird tweet Congressional committee rejects partisanship to protect state votes (R-Texas), after his account tweeted that he received the vaccine over the weekend.