Sen. Ron Johnson to Newsmax: ‘Disappointed’ SCOTUS Didn’t Stop Healthcare Mandate

It was disappointing that the Supreme Court left President Joe Biden’s COVID 19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in place while blocking the OSHA-implemented rule for private businesses Sen. Ron Johnson said on Newsmax Friday. 

“The OSHA [mandate] was an unconstitutional overreach,” the Wisconsin Republican said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “I’m glad that the court affirmed that.”However, the mandate for healthcare workers should also have been stopped, said Johnson, because “mandates at this point make no sense.”

“I’m not anti-vax in any way, shape, or form, but let’s face it, the vaccines are not working,” Johnson said. “They’re not as effective or safe as we all hoped and prayed they would be, now that we know that even fully vaccinated, even boosted individuals, can get COVID. They can transmit COVID.”The mandates for the healthcare sector are a problem, said Johnson, because there is already a severe shortage of healthcare workers, which has resulted in Biden sending out military medical personnel to help. 

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