Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis mentioned Supreme Court justices John Roberts and Brian Kavanaugh lacked “backbone” for not placing down the Biden administration’s well being care employee vaccine mandate.
In two choices Thursday, the nation’s prime court docket struck down the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for big companies, however upheld its mandate for many healthcare staff.
Roberts and Kavanaugh sided with the court docket’s liberal justices, upholding the the well being care-worker vaccine mandate, 5 to 4.
“Honestly, Roberts and Kavanaugh did not have a backbone on that decision. That’s just the bottom line,” DeSantis mentioned on an episode of the right-leaning podcast Ruthless.
DeSantis has mentioned Florida won’t implement the healthcare-worker vaccine mandate, which he believes would sideline nurses who’ve pure immunity to COVID-19.
The Supreme Court dominated towards the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for big companies, however upheld the mandate for healthcare staff.Erin Schaff/The New York Times by way of AP, Pool, File
“In other states they fired nurses who are not vaccinated. Many of them have natural immunity from prior infections. So they’re actually bringing back to work nurses who are COVID-positive. They are vaccinated but we know that’s not stopping it … Meanwhile the unvaccinated, likely immune from prior infection, healthy nurses are on the sidelines, fired?” DeSantis mentioned.
DeSantis claimed that Kavanaugh and Roberts “did not have a backbone on that decision.”Erin Schaff/The New York Times by way of AP, Pool
DeSantis additionally fired a shot on the president’s chief medical advisor, Anthony Fauci, who initially denied to Congress that the National Institutes of Health had funded gain-of-function analysis on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China, earlier than later admitting and defending it.
“Fauci funded them at the Wuhan lab and he lied about it. And why is he not being prosecuted for lying to Congress?” DeSantis requested.