DeSantis says Roberts and Kavanaugh lacked ‘backbone’ in ruling on vaccine mandate for health care workers

DeSantis says Roberts and Kavanaugh lacked ‘backbone’ in ruling on vaccine mandate for health care workers

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis knocked Supreme Courtroom Justices John Roberts and Brett Kavanaugh for missing a “spine” in their conclusion on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for certain health care employees. 

The Supreme Courtroom on Thursday permitted the health care employee mandate to go into outcome but blocked enforcement of the Occupational Protection and Overall health Administration’s (OSHA) mandate for enterprises with 100 or far more workforce. Justices Roberts and Kavanaugh sided with the liberal justices on the health treatment employee mandate. 

DeSantis slammed them the two throughout a guest visual appearance on the well-liked conservative podcast “Ruthless” that aired Friday. 

“On the nurse mandate and the physician mandate, Roberts and Kavanaugh joined with the liberals to allow the nurse mandate,” DeSantis stated to a booing group.


Gov. Ron DeSantis in a November 2018 file photo. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis in a November 2018 file picture. 
(REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)

“So here’s what is going on, imagine about how insane this is,” he continued. “Now, in Florida, we safeguarded the nurses, so we have people today that are functioning. But in other states, they fired nurses who were not vaccinated.”

DeSantis noted that some hospitals, these kinds of as in California, are so limited-staffed that they are now allowing vaccinated but COVID-optimistic employees to go back to do the job. 

“So they have COVID-beneficial persons back again on, meanwhile the unvaccinated, possible immune by prior infection, healthy nurses are on the sidelines fired,” the Sunshine Condition governor continued. “How crazy are these insurance policies?”

Chief Justice John Roberts sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021. 

Main Justice John Roberts sits in the course of a group image of the Justices at the Supreme Courtroom in Washington, D.C., on April 23, 2021. 
(Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Photographs)

“But truthfully, Roberts and Kavanaugh did not have a spine on that selection,” DeSantis also stated. “Which is just the base line.” 

DeSantis also vowed to enforce Florida’s protections for nurses amid the wellbeing treatment worker vaccine mandate.

DeSantis lauded his administration’s reaction to the vaccine mandates in his “Ruthless” visual appeal, declaring his point out “didn’t essentially hold out for the courts” when pushing back versus Biden’s vaccine mandate for American companies with over 100 staff.

“I identified as a specific session of the legislature in November and we furnished protections so that, in Florida, you are not likely to shed your position above these pictures,” DeSantis stated in the podcast. “You have the ideal to function.”

The Florida governor termed the OSHA vaccine mandate ruling a “no-brainer” and claimed that “anybody who’s not a much-still left jurist was likely to appear out that way.”

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The OSHA mandate experienced long gone into impact on Monday and experienced expected companies with at minimum 100 workers to require personnel to be vaccinated versus COVID-19 or dress in a mask while going by weekly tests.

The court ruled that OSHA lacked the authority to impose such a mandate since the regulation that made OSHA “empowers the Secretary to established place of work safety benchmarks, not wide general public wellness actions.”

Fox Business’ Ronn Blitzer and Tyler O’Neil contributed reporting.