Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican from Ohio, said in an interview that a “common sense and plain reading” of the Constitution by the courts would no doubt toss out President Joe Biden’s employer vaccine mandates.
“I think the Constitution is going to win,” the Ohio congressman said during a conversation on Wednesday’s ”Spicer & Co.” “I think the courts are going to interpret the Constitution in the way anyone with common sense and plain reading would interpret it. So, that’s why you’re seeing so many courts agree with us that this is an unconstitutional mandate placed on the American people.”
Jordan, who is one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus, penned a letter along side a coalition of Tea Party Republicans addressed to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a member of the GOP from Kentucky, on Wednesday, according to a new report from The Hill.
The letter, released publicly on the group’s Twitter account, calls on McConnell to use all available tools at his disposal to deny “timely passage” of federal government funding over the administration’s vaccine mandates.
“The premise is, why should we fund the government that pays people not to work, that won’t secure our border, that’s given us a 31-year high inflation rate, and then attacks our most fundamental liberties with an unconstitutional vaccine mandate,” Jordan went on to say regarding the letter.
The House Freedom Caucus seeks to tie the private sector vaccine mandate to Biden’s ”Build Back Better” (BBB) infrastructure initiative.
The White House announced an employer vaccine mandate on Nov. 4 that requires private businesses of 100 employees or more to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or test regularly.
That order, which was to be carried out by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, otherwise known as OSHA, ended up being temporarily blocked on Nov. 12 by the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals while the regulation is being litigated.
“The House passed the $1.75 trillion BBB act 220-213 on Nov. 19, as reported by CBS. The bill faces hurdles in the Senate, where it is unclear whether centrist Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona will agree to the House provisions,” the Newsmax report said.