Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-14 16:42:19 –
Columbia, South Carolina (WSPA) — South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster opposes President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Vaccine.
Biden announced last week that it would require companies with more than 100 workers to have the COVID-19 vaccine or provide employees with weekly tests.It led McMaster to say on Twitter he would fight “Gates of Hell” To protect the freedom and livelihood of all South Carolinas.
On Tuesday, McMaster told reporters after a groundbreaking event at the Riverbanks Zoo in Colombia that he expected a legal challenge to the president’s mission.
“The question is, what authority does the federal government have to have to issue orders it has never seen before,” McMaster said. “I don’t know what they look like or how they plan to implement them.”
The governor said people should not be forced by the government to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“I don’t think the president or government has the constitutional power to require people to be vaccinated,” he said. “I think it will be an unprecedented use of law.”
McMaster said he opposes the mandate but believes that vaccination is the right thing to do. South Carolina hospitals state that the majority of hospitals currently admitted with COVID-19 are not vaccinated.
The governor urged unvaccinated people to receive injections as needed. The Department of Health and Environment said that nearly 50% of eligible South Carolina residents, or about 2.1 million people, have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
South Carolina lags most states in terms of COVID-19 vaccination.
“We can get people informed, tell them what works and what doesn’t, and let them make the best decisions for their lives,” McMaster said. ..
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