Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-16 18:24:52 –
Twenty Republican Attorney Generals warned the White House on Thursday that legal action would be imminent if the proposed coronavirus vaccine requirements for 100 million Americans came into effect.
A prosecutor, led by Attorney General Alan Wilson of South Carolina, wrote in a letter to President Joe Biden that “your plan is disastrous and counterproductive.” “If your administration does not change that policy, the signed state attorney-at-law will hold you accountable and seek all legal options available to uphold the rule of law.”
The letter is Biden’s latest Republican opposition to clearing new federal vaccine requirements for private sector employees, health care workers, and federal contractors earlier this month. This requirement is enacted through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and is part of a full effort to curb the proliferation of COVID-19 delta variants.
OSHA regulations, which cover nearly two-thirds of the private sector workforce, last for six months and then need to be replaced with permanent measures. Non-compliant employers can face fines of up to $ 13,600 for each breach.
According to an introductory book by law firm Fisher Phillips, when it comes out, the rules will come into effect in 29 states under the jurisdiction of OSHA. In other states that have federally approved workplace safety agencies, such as California and North Carolina, it can take up to 30 days to adopt equivalent measures.
Republican leaders, and some union leaders, also said Biden was overkill in trying to afflict private sector and workers.The first to speak was Governor Henry McMaster of South Carolina, who was on Twitter. Fight the “Gates of Hell” To protect the freedom and livelihood of all South Carolinas. “
Wilson warned that the court had fully upheld only one of the ten emergency temporary OSHA standards in recent decades, as the vaccine wrote to Biden that “the edict is also illegal.”
The prosecution also warned that “the edict is unlikely to win the heart and mind. It will simply drive further skepticism about the vaccine.”
“Your vaccine obligations are not only a threat to personal freedom, but also drive out vulnerable workers, exacerbate the national hospital staffing crisis and have serious consequences for all Americans. It represents a public health disaster, “they write.
Prosecutors suggested that instead of reporting directly, instead of vaccines and weekly testing requirements, employees could work remotely.
In addition to Wilson, South Carolina, this letter states Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana. Signed by lawyers in the states, Nebraska, New Hampshire, and North Dakota. Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming.
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