Senate Republicans tried to stop President Biden’s order requiring businesses with 100 employees or more to mandate vaccines or fire workers who refused the shot and weekly tests to confirm they remain COVID-19 free.
The measure required a supermajority of 60 votes to pass, but failed on a 50-50 vote Thursday along party lines.
Colorado Democrat U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper voted in support of the mandate, which comes as Colorado employers are having a tough enough time of it finding and keeping workers.
It’s an absurd position for the government to take, that one can’t make money to feed and provide for one’s family unless they take a shot they might not even need.
Or they will be harassed with weekly tests, which would be better used along the southern border where millions of illegal immigrants of unknown COVID status are flowing into this country under Biden’s open borders policy.
Just as absurd is Biden’t reasoning for his mandate — people who are vaccinated against the virus aren’t really protected.
“We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated co-workers,” Biden said when he made the announcement. “We’re going to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by increasing the share of the workforce that is vaccinated in businesses all across America.”
Bennet didn’t offer an explanation for his vote. But he did announce his intention today to get rid of the only safeguard against out of control spending in Washington, D.C.
.@SecYellen is absolutely right.
Year after year, the debt limit creates a manufactured political crisis that does nothing but threaten our economy.
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) September 30, 2021
Hickenlooper didn’t offer an explanation, either.
We haven’t even heard from the freshman senator from Colorado in the days since this was posted:
Happy Drink Beer Day! 🍺 One of my favorite things about Colorado is hopping around to all the local breweries and brewpubs that boost our communities. pic.twitter.com/LdL399ofhf
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) September 29, 2021