A White House spokesman recalled Tuesday that federal law “prevailed” over U.S. state laws after Texas decided to oppose the vaccine liability set by Joe Biden for millions of employees.
When asked about the initiative by Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, Jen Saki said “federal law is stronger than federal law.”
U.S. President Joe Biden said a month ago that the vaccine against Kovid-19 would be mandatory for nearly 100 million workers, federal government officials and employees in the private sector, after a long refusal to make binding decisions.
However, Biden Administration has not yet published the rules governing the practical application of this obligation in private companies with more than 100 employees.
There is really no historical example for (companies responsible for this vaccine) and we want to do better, a White House spokesman defended when asked about this implementation deadline.
Jen Saki also felt that the Texas governor’s decision was “political” above all else.
“If you choose not to rely on the interests of the people as governor, against existing public health information and data, it could be for your own political interests,” she said.
Announcing the need for the vaccine caused a stir among Republicans, who felt it was a violation of personal liberty.
Greg Abbott, who strongly opposes wearing a mask, tested positive for COVID-19 in August after attending a public indoor event. The governor was fully vaccinated.