Ashley Moody vows fight against Joe Biden vaccine mandate

Ashley Moody
Moody is among a handful of Republican leaders to rebuke the mandate.

Attorney General Ashley Moody vowed Friday to take “any and all action” against federal plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for more than 80 million Americans working in the private sector.

“Joe Biden does not have the legal authority to force vaccines on millions of Americans,” Moody tweeted Friday morning. “His proposal is outrageous and unlawful. I will be closely watching these developments and taking any and all action within the authority of my office to stop this unprecedented power grab.”

Moody’s pledge comes a day after President Joe Biden lashed out against unvaccinated Americans. They, Biden charged in a White House address, are causing “a lot of damage,” fueling the resurgent pandemic and must be addressed.

Biden’s plans may affect as many as 80 million Americans including private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors.

Under the new rules, companies with more than 100 employees must require vaccinations or offer a once-a-week COVID-19 test as an alternative.

Health care workers at facilities and hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid, meanwhile, will be required to get vaccinated.

Employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government will also be required to get vaccinated — with no option to test out.

“We’ve been patient, but our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” Biden said.

Moody is among a handful of Republican leaders to rebuke the mandate.

“The role of the government is to be transparent and provide information,” Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott tweeted. “Americans know how to make smart decisions, and we know the government has no business dishing out mandates.”

Republican state Rep. Anthony Sabatini called for a Special Session to “nullify” the vaccine mandate. Notably, Biden referred to the new rules as “requirements” rather than mandates during his address.

“Any federal official attempting to impose them should be arrested on the spot and prosecuted under Florida law,” Sabatini tweeted.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 75.3% of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

In addition to the vaccination requirements, Biden plans to double federal fines for airline passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights or to maintain face covering requirements on federal property.

Jason Delgado

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40 comments

    • PeterH

      September 10, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Thanks for the Heritage link!

      Reply

    • Jerry

      September 10, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      It will be decided by the Supreme Court.

      And no, never has a president in the history of this nation mandated a injection through executive order. There is no way, no way, SCOTUS will let this pass. The 10th amendment doesn’t allow the President of the United States to unilaterally force every citizen to take a vaccine. That is insane.

      This is not a dictatorship. He does NOT have those kind of powers. This mandate isn’t even approved by congress or any legislative body in this nation!

      Reply

      • PeterH

        September 10, 2021 at 4:27 pm

        Actually Businesses are in favor of this new executive order! This mandate gives businesses legal cover to force employees to get vaccinated. Government DOES HAVE the power to mandate vaccination. Schools REQUIRE up to six vaccines for children to attend school. Americans who travel to areas of Africa ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF of Yellow Fever etc vaccination in order re-enter the USA.

        Further ….. under OSHA REGULATIONS the president is COMPELLED to provide a safe work environment for all workers!

        White House officials believe the emergency authority provided by Congress under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 is a legitimate and legal way to combat the coronavirus pandemic. But they acknowledge that the law’s emergency provisions, which were employed in previous decades to protect workers from asbestos and other industrial dangers, have never been used to require a vaccine.

        See you in court. Oh the irony that the most COVID impacted red states are the ones whining for their individual FREEDUMBS!

        Reply

        • phil

          September 17, 2021 at 4:41 pm

          Hey, Ever Read Title 42, USC? Sec 300aa.26 (d) Have you seen the “vaxx” published in the federal register? Has a Vaccine Information Statement been issued? And, btw
          https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-00912-9/figures/1 That shows the patent interlacing. So, by accepting the “vaxx”, your body may become the property of those who own the patent. Look up Monsanto and GMO

          Reply

      • Alex

        September 10, 2021 at 4:44 pm

        He”s not forcing vaccines moron.

        He’s banning unvaccinated people from doing things that endanger other people.

        You need to put down the Fox Bong boy.

        Reply

      • C. Fountain

        September 14, 2021 at 11:46 am

        If you read the link above, you will see that the president DOES have the authority to do what is necessary to protect the health and welfare of people of this nation, as shown in the example in the article above of a man who was arrested for refusing to get a small pox vaccine. Would you want to be surrounded by people with small pox? Or diphtheria? Or malaria? Or any other communicable disease? Why is this one an exception? Because radical right has turned this from a health issue into a political issue. Listen to the doctors, watch what’s happening in countries around the world who are also trying to protect their citizens with laws. Educate yourself! Read the Heritage article posted above and read what authority and power the president actually has when it comes to protecting the health and security of this nation.

        Reply

        • Phil

          September 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

          POTUS has limited powers. Of course the Constitution by some individuals is a “living, breathing document” Closer to home the FDA did some sleight of hand on the Pfizer approval. Pfizer BioNTech is an experimental product and under 21U.S.C. a person has the right to refuse with no repercussions. See 42 U.S.C. S300aa.26 (d) says a V.I.S. is required to be issued by HCP. It has to go through the Federal Register. We are still waiting…

          Reply

    • BlacksAgainstVax

      September 12, 2021 at 11:54 am

      The vaccine is a failure with breakthrough infections being reported daily. Monoclonal antibodies is a proven treatment that saves lives. Biden keeping this treatment from all Americans and only allowing it for high risk citizens is an absolute crime against humanity. To force a failed vaccine when there is a cure is a blatant disregard of science. Follow the money and where these dictators of vaccines have invested their portfolios. Demand an investigation into covid, the vaccines, the democratic dictators and Big pharma. Sick bastards.

      Reply

      • PeterH

        September 12, 2021 at 12:56 pm

        You are wrong on so many counts:
        1. The vaccine is 95% effective. 5% breakthrough infections are to be expected. No vaccine is perfect and booster shots are on the way.
        2.Biden is not blocking the monoclonal treatment.
        3.There is no cure for Covid.
        4. No one is forcing you to get the vaccine or monoclonal treatment. Your employer has the responsibility under OSHA to keep all employees safe. That law has been around since 1970. Get vaccinated or stay at home …. That is your choice. You have a choice!

        Reply

        • Tom

          September 12, 2021 at 9:18 pm

          You are a pathetic liar Peter H.
          Yes he is forcing it by inference.
          Yes he and his FDA lacking agency/commissioner after 9 months, have not promoted the monoclonal. Two scientists quit from WH interference on the booster.

          You have in your elite and smug manner lectured all to get a shot, wear a mask and social distance. You and all your other Manchurians have never offered the monoclonal. I have complimented Gov and encouraged it only,

          You are a weasel and liar, affiliated with a predator Lincoln organization.

          But you know who has? America’s Governor. He’s the whiz kid, set up a blitz campaign and opened 25 centers in 3 weeks or so. To his credit the monoclonal centers have have served 100,000 Floridians. That’s what leaders do, lead by example and provide solutions.

          Unlike the cheap Manchurians who fill the Florida politics website with awful smears. And like you and rest of them offer nothing.

          This inept WH has not provided any access and has not wanted to promote anything but Pfizer. The WH scientist complimented Gov Ron’s effort in following the science on monoclonal as a short remedy.

          The media refuses to be honest on vaccine concern, as this person has conveyed African American concerns. The last data I saw was bout 70% not wanting to take it. Apparently Biden/Harris are going to take their jobs away.

          You have no clue what you are talking about and should apologize to this person. But you won’t.

          Reply

          • C. Fountain

            September 14, 2021 at 12:06 pm

            You are wrong! 75% have taken the vaccine, but those who won’t take it are keeping this deadly virus going, as well as opening us up to new strains of the virus. 660,000 people have died of it. Every night on the REAL news, doctors and nurses are begging the public to get the vaccine. They are overwhelmed with the 95% of unvaccinated people who are showing up at hospitals around the country. Would you be comfortable sitting in a plane, or in an office or in an elevator full of all unvaccinated, possibly infected people? Use your common sense.

        • PJ

          September 16, 2021 at 7:21 am

          Peter, you are far up Biden’s crack. Hope you find your way out one day. Look for Hunter’s laptop while you’re in there.

          Reply

          • PeterH

            September 16, 2021 at 7:46 am

            Have you seen the Durham Report….. definitely…. Hillary and Obama are going to prison for life! LOL

        • Phil

          September 17, 2021 at 5:02 pm

          By NOT taking the jab one is over 98% sure to recover. Why would one take it? And by taking the jab one has a large chance of “shedding” the c-19 by increasing the resistance to C-19 and, being asymptomatic, passes the C-19 to the uninfected, being vaxxed or not! And, within a few months the vaxxed will be rolling up their sleeves again. Oh, Title 42USC says a Vaccine Information Statement must be presented by HCP after publication in the Federal Register. Haven’t seen it yet! Oh, and The Civil Rights act TRUMPS your 1904 SCOTUS ruling. Also the Anti-Retaliation Program precludes firing of workers(OHSA)

          Reply

        • bebe

          September 18, 2021 at 10:23 pm

          Funny, I found YOU to be wrong in several areas.
          1. Yes, Biden is preventing monoclonal treatments from being sent to several red states. Playing politics as usual.
          2. Several injections needed tells you this is a medical treatment, NOT a vaccine. Ongoing treatment.
          3. OSHA run by federal government. Sell that tonic elsewhere.. And correct, STAY AT HOME IF YOU LIVE IN FEAR! Your choice.

          Reply

      • C. Fountain

        September 14, 2021 at 11:56 am

        Look at what countries around the world are doing. The same thing we are doing! But the political propaganda machine has purposely lied and turned a health issue into a political one. Maybe you are okay with being thrown into a work environment with infected people, or into a hospital with infected doctors and nurses, but rational and clear-thinking people would choose not to…hence laws have to be put into place to protect the majority from the prevailing ignorance.

        Reply

        • PJ

          September 16, 2021 at 7:29 am

          Your ignorance is overwhelming. You completely ignore the billions who have antibodies which give 13 times more protection than the emergency use authorization drug which is still not approved by the fda. They won’t distribute the approved one until 2023. Stupid people want to inject these folks who DON’T NEED IT with a drug that doesn’t work against a virus with a 99.9% survival rate! And kids? Ffs they don’t even die from this virus. Why inject them? Oh it’s cuz they want to sterilize the population. Don’t worry folks, $1.6 million is set aside to study why people are having miscarriages and still births after their injections. Oh and women are now infertile. But in 6 years we will tell you whether the shot is safe or not.

          Reply

  • PeterH

    September 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    From this article:

    “ Attorney General Ashley Moody vowed Friday to take “any and all action” against federal plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for more than 80 million Americans working in the private sector.”

    What the Governor’s office fails to understand is that businesses WANT THE BIDEN MANDATE. Businesses want a viable booming economy and the ONLY WAY to achieve this is by a fully vaccinated America. Businesses WANT THE BIDEN COVER TO FORCE VACCINATION.

    Today’s GQP is living up to Republican Bobby Jindal’s expectations that regulating STUPID POLICIES feeds into the narrative that the Republican Party really is, z…… in his terms ….THE PARTY OF STUPID.

    Reply

    • Jerry

      September 10, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      Hundreds of businesses, employees, labor unions, states, and the entire Republican party have vowed to file tons of lawsuits against Biden.

      The President does not possess the power to unilaterally require every business to mandate vaccines and mandate every citizen to get a vaccine. We are not a dictatorship.

      We will see you in the Supreme Court.

      Reply

      • Alex

        September 10, 2021 at 4:57 pm

        And you just lied boy.

        Reply

        • Tom

          September 13, 2021 at 8:12 am

          Racist you are.

          Reply

        • PJ

          September 16, 2021 at 7:33 am

          Those were actual vaccines. There isn’t a covid vaccine on the market. The fda gave approval for one which is not being distributed currently. It’s marked for 2023 distribution. Even then, it’s not mandated that kids receive those because they have a way to opt out of them. They still get to attend school. Kids should be left alone from the covid mess since they don’t die from it anyway.

          Reply

          • PeterH

            September 16, 2021 at 7:47 am

            All lies!

    • Tom

      September 10, 2021 at 9:32 pm

      Only in your demented hateful mind.
      You are a sick hater. Pure liar.
      Call JD to fight fight for you wimp.

      Reply

  • Professor Emeritus

    September 10, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    Florida has added 17,854 more COVID-19 cases and three additional fatalities connected to the virus in the latest data posted by the CDC on Friday. Looks like the labor day infections are showing up, 17,000 infections could mean 300 deaths.

    Reply

    • PJ

      September 16, 2021 at 7:35 am

      Or only 3 if ivermectin and monoclonal antibodies are given in time
      Oh. But Biden just issued an order to the HHS to slow down production of Regeneron. Bastards.

      Reply

      • PeterH

        September 16, 2021 at 7:49 am

        Another lie!

        Reply

  • Tom Palmer

    September 10, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Party hack.

    Reply

  • FP Monitor

    September 10, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    It’s a big mistake is to respond to anything Tom posts. He’s an ignorant Trumpster hack simply looking for attention. Do yourself and all of us a big favor …… ignore all of his return comments. Maybe the internet troll will go away.

    Reply

    • Tom

      September 10, 2021 at 10:54 pm

      The FP monitor sent Manchurian chief to fight for them. How many times is that possible in a day. How many time can I humiliate you Manchurians.

      Reply

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      September 16, 2021 at 7:37 am

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  • Andy m

    September 13, 2021 at 6:28 am

    Omg. It’s not a mandate !!! You have the option to get tested weekly in lieu of a vaccine… US companies can legally mandate vaccines!!! Supreme Court has ruled on this in 1905!!! Europe and other countries have vaccine passports and mandates. Biden has not gone that far!!! He should however!!! All these republican governors have no issue with telling woman what to do with their bodies . Hypocrites!!

    Reply

    • PJ

      September 16, 2021 at 7:40 am

      Oh my God Andy
      They cannot! They can’t mandate the use of an EUA drug therapy on employees with the authority given to employers to fire them if they don’t comply! It’s unconstitutional. Hold onto your but Andy cuz the Supreme Court will rule on this in the next month. Heads will roll. You’re a guy Andy so stop bringing women’s bodies into this. Freak.

      Reply

    • phil

      September 17, 2021 at 4:50 pm

      Hey, Ever Read Title 42, USC? Sec 300aa.26 (d) Have you seen the “vaxx” published in the federal register? Has a Vaccine Information Statement been issued? And, btw
      https://www.nature.com/articles/s41587-021-00912-9/figures/1 That shows the patent interlacing. So, by accepting the “vaxx”, your body may become the property of those who own the patent. Look up Monsanto and GMO

      Reply

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