Folks, this is just not Joe Biden's month.
This week the Senate voted bipartisan to repeal the White House's nationwide vaccine mandate for businesses:
The Senate voted Wednesday to repeal a President Biden-backed federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private businesses.
The final vote was 52-48. Moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana joined Republicans to vote in favor of the repeal.
Admittedly, the measure is unlikely to see any action in the House, let alone pass President Biden's veto. Yet at the very least it's a political body-blow to the administration, particularly after it has suffered multiple setbacks on the vaccine mandate front already:
A federal judge on Tuesday issued a nationwide injunction against a vaccine mandate for federal contractors, ruling that President Joe Biden probably exceeded his authority by imposing the requirement.
Judge R. Stan Baker, who's based in Georgia, temporarily blocked implementation of the administration after a lawsuit from numerous states and a trade group argued that letting the mandate take effect on Jan. 4 would cause "irreparable injury" to workers who could be forced out of their jobs.
But that's not all, folks!
Last week, two different judges temporarily blocked separate mandates requiring millions of workers to get vaccinated against Covid-19. A federal judge in Louisiana halted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from enforcing its mandate for health care workers, while a federal judge in Kentucky issued an order blocking the administration from enforcing the requirement for government contractors in three states.
In early November, a federal appeals court issued a stay freezing the administration's efforts to require workers at U.S. companies with at least 100 employees be vaccinated.
The full picture: