Quite a few people replied to constitutional scholar Jen Psaki’s defense of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates by reminding us that “federal law overrides state law” by asking, “What law?”
PSAKI: “We know that federal law overrides state law.”
She goes on to say that this legal aspect is “unquestionable.” pic.twitter.com/3NB4Dc5m8c
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 12, 2021
CNN’s Ana Cabrera reports Tuesday night that Southwest and American airlines are going to stick with the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, which they say supersede a conflicting Texas state order banning vaccine mandates.
JUST IN: American and Southwest airlines say they will continue implementing vaccine mandate despite Texas’ move
The two major Texas-based airlines said the Biden admin’s demand that their workforces be vaccinated against the coronavirus supersedes a conflicting Texas order.
— Ana Cabrera (@AnaCabrera) October 12, 2021
“The Biden admin’s demand” … which is all it is, if that.
Is anyone on the left aware there IS no “mandate”, no OSHA rule, no law?
There was a press release from the White House announcing their INTENTION to create a “mandate”.
To this date, it hasn’t been created.
They still don’t even know if it’s Constitutional.
— Me (@Keefer1958) October 12, 2021
— Let’s Go Brandon (@corrcomm) October 12, 2021
— 🔥 #FJBiden 🔥 (@BeanFromPA) October 12, 2021
RIP “American” and Southwest Airlines
— Farrah🇺🇸 (@FarrahsUsa) October 12, 2021
A lot of people are arguing that federal law supersedes state law, but what federal law?
There is no implemented federal mandate. A federal press release does not supersede a state mandate. https://t.co/ACfYPt045o
— Sunny McSunnyface (@sunnyright) October 12, 2021
To be clear, this is a Biden admin demand *as a condition of future federal contracts*. Hard to see how that can supersede the state order, if the state order is lawful.
(They are both bad policy; companies should make these decisions, not politicians.) https://t.co/zQat7U2ich
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) October 12, 2021
Companies should make the decisions and stand by them without pointing to a “demand” from the president.
NOTICE: The word “demand” not EO, not law, not OSHA rules. There is no legal documents demanding vaccination. They are either complicit or being bullied by the dictator Biden. https://t.co/GdPPOeotd5 pic.twitter.com/w2bvbhAHPt
— David (@davidthomas38) October 12, 2021
Dear @AmericanAir & @SouthwestAir – there is no mandate from Biden. When the administration issues something official, then you can choose to follow or not. Until then, YOU are doing this voluntarily. https://t.co/JLDgIMrIJN
— Seamus – Rapidly Becoming Ungovernable (@ff_nerdy) October 12, 2021
These 2 corpstapos have to know there literally is no federal mandate ATM, just a speech by Brandon. There is an actual EO at the state level, which can be challenged, but they have to know that a successful challenge undermines the whole health emergency rule-by-fiat paradigm. https://t.co/l4i0Ez6oRk
— John (@Opposed_Twin) October 12, 2021
Except Biden has no right to make that demand. It’s illegal. So anyone complying is breaking Federal law against discrimination on the basis of health. https://t.co/UXa2Qnyzeo
— Jo Steen (@1027phoenix) October 12, 2021
But if the President banned vaccine mandates by EO and Texas required them, they would insist on following Texas’ mandates. https://t.co/YdscynOhoX
— Josiah Lippincott (@jlippincott_) October 12, 2021
So the grounded aircrafts don’t have anything to do with the weather is what you are saying. https://t.co/xFJl9s7019
— James 2.0 🇺🇲 (@SgtJames13) October 12, 2021
Ana, can you get your hands on a copy of the vaccine mandate issued for companies? OSHA is enforcing the mandate so I bet they have a copy. https://t.co/yRAIVR8MdT
— USA! USA! (@LovesBulldawgs) October 12, 2021
Gosh, it looks like Southwest Airlines may have tried to cover up the MASSIVE anti-mandate sickout that impacted 1000+ flights https://t.co/nZf25C90lW
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 10, 2021