Biden Meets His Match, Federal Judge Squashes His Top Agenda

A federal judge in Georgia has given a nationwide stay on President Biden’s mandate this week in the newest victory for the GOP effort to stop the requirement.

United States District Judge Stan Baker gave the ruling on Tuesday afternoon, joining with two more federal court rulings blocking Joe Biden’s mandate from going into effect. The Biden White House seeks to require vaccinations for every federal employee and federal contractors.

“Abuse of power by the Biden White House has been stopped cold yet again,” GOP South Carolina A.G. Alan Wilson told reporters this week. Wilson joined the lawsuit against Joe Biden’s mandate along with Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Indiana, Utah, South Carolina, and West Virginia, according to Reuters.

The first partial stay of Joe Biden’s mandate came November 29 from U.S. District Judge Matthew Schelp from Missouri, who gave a temporary injunction for enforcement while the bigger question of the mandate’s legality was then litigated. That injunction affected 10 states.

United States District Judge Terry Doughty from Louisiana expanded this injunction the next day. The two decisions objected to the enforcement using federal Centers for Medicare and Medical Services (CMS). The center attempted to require over 10.3 million of its connected healthcare employees across the nation to get two doses of COVID-19 over two months. The policy would have came into effect on Nov. 5 and forced healthcare workers to get a first dose by December 6 and a second dose by January 4.

The decisions also blocked Joe Biden’s effort to force businesses with over 100 employees to enforce a mandate on their employees.

“In addressing the geographical scope of this preliminary injunction, because of the nationwide scope of the CMS Mandate, a country wide injunction is needed because of the need for more uniformity,” said the court papers given by the United States District Court for The Western District within Louisiana.

Baker’s ruling this Tuesday blocks the final part of the Biden White House’s mandate, which are connected to federal contractors.

This comes at a time when more and more Americans are saying enough is enough in response to Democrats’ increasing demands for more vaccinations.

Author: Steven Sinclaire