Greg Abbott Says Biden Is ‘Threatening’ Texans With Outrageous Orders

Greg Abbott Says Biden Is 'Threatening' Texans With Outrageous Orders

( – The CDC recently reported a drop of 11.6% in the 7-day average for reported cases of COVID-19. Similarly, it announced a 13.2% drop in hospitalizations. In the wake of these falling figures, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) issued an executive order on Monday, October 11, prohibiting vaccine mandates by any entity in the entire state of Texas.

Abbott’s order stated governmental overreach by Biden administration officials bullied privately owned entities into “imposing” vaccine mandates. As a result, “workforce disruptions” now threaten the continued economic recovery from the pandemic in Texas.

Abbott’s executive order also noted President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate could force countless Texans to face the grim reality of job loss despite objecting for “reasons of personal conscience” based on pre-existing medical conditions or their religious beliefs regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

It remains unclear whether or not Abbott’s order would prevail over federal vaccination mandates. The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution grants the constitution and federal law precedence over state laws and constitutions in certain areas. It also prohibits the states from obstructing or otherwise interfering in the federal government’s exercise of its lawful powers. Does that apply to rulings from OSHA, which is how Joe Biden plans to enforce his vaccine mandates?

This issue will most likely be resolved in the courts. However, federal courts have gone back and forth regarding Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order in Florida overriding CDC mandates placed on the cruise line industry, so the final ruling is anyone’s guess at the moment.

What do you think? Should state governors have the power to reject federal mandates?

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