Here is what Gov. Noem, Rep. Johnson and Sen. Thune had to say about the vaccine mandate ruling
Johnson, of Mitchell, called the Supreme Court decision "a win for federalism and individual freedoms"
South Dakota state leaders weighed in on the U.S. Supreme Court decision to block President Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States.
Today’s Supreme Court decision to block President Biden's OSHA vaccine mandate is a win for federalism and individual freedoms.— Rep. Dusty Johnson (@RepDustyJohnson) January 13, 2022
I believe in this vaccine, but I don’t believe in sweeping federal mandates – the Supreme Court made the right call. (1/2)
The court acted after hearing arguments last Friday in the legal fight over temporary mandates issued in November by two federal agencies aimed at increasing U.S. vaccination rates and making workplaces and healthcare settings safer.
Today’s ruling sends a loud and clear message to the Biden administration: In this country, the unlawful use of the heavy hand of the federal government will not be tolerated. The federal government should not have the authority to force private citizens to get the vaccine.— Senator John Thune (@SenJohnThune) January 13, 2022
In related news, President Joe Biden on Thursday said he will deploy more military health workers to six U.S. states beginning next week, and give Americans free masks and more free tests to tackle the fast-spreading Omicron variant around the country.
My FULL statement on #SCOTUS blocking the OSHA vaccine mandate:— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) January 13, 2022
Our nation was built on freedom, on the belief that our rights come from God, not from government. Any infringement on our rights risks breaking the constitutional republic that we hold so dear. (1/3)