Imagine that: Members of Congress are exempt from Biden's nationwide vaccine mandate
· Sep 11, 2021 ·

You may find Joe Biden's unilateral nationwide vaccine mandate a nuisance, a bother, a worry, a profound violation of your constitutional rights. But you know who doesn't? Members of Congress, none of whom have to follow it!

Biden issued two executive orders on Thursday requiring vaccination against COVID for federal workers and contractors who work for the federal government. He also asked the Department of Labor to issue an emergency order requiring businesses with more than 100 employees to ensure their workers are vaccinated or tested on a weekly basis.

However, Biden's order on federal workers applies to employees of the executive branch. The House of Representatives and the Senate belong to the separate legislative branch, and the courts to the judicial branch of the federal government.

How convenient! Why do you think Congress was left out of the testing/vaccination mandate? Is it because congressional representatives and senators are magically immune to SARS-Cov-2? Are they superhuman virus destroyers before which the coronavirus trembles in abject fear?

Or maybe it's because Joe Biden simply lacks the statutory or constitutional authority to issue a mandate that covers Congress. That sounds about right.

But then consider how odd it is: Joe Biden apparently cannot dictate the medical decisions of members of Congress, but he can do so for the tens of millions of Americans that elected them. Does that make much sense to you?

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