The Supreme Court came in today with a decision blocking the Biden administration’s OSHA mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees requiring that employees be vaccinated or tested weekly. The Court ruled they didn’t have the unilateral power to impose such a mandate. A mandate to immunize workers in federally funded healthcare facilities was allowed by the Court.
The Court rejected Joe Biden’s attempt to force his will upon private companies. Justice Neil Gorsuch reserved some words for White House Chief Of Staff Ron Klain.
When the Biden team initially announced this idea of the OSHA mandate back in September, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle took note suggesting how clever it was that they found the “ultimate work-around” to imposing a national mandate. Klain then tweeted it.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) January 13, 2022
As I noted the next day — along with Sen. Ted Cruz and law professor Jonathan Turley — that was a bad move that was likely going to come back on Klain and Biden. Indeed it did, then later in November, when the 5th Circuit upheld the stay on the vaccine mandate, noting what Klain had said, noting Biden was against mandates before he was for them and didn’t have any explanation as to why they were trying to impose this now when it clearly wasn’t emergent earlier in the pandemic.
Now, in an example of how stupid Klain’s retweet was and how tweets can come back to haunt you, Klain was nailed for it when Gorsuch, in his concurrence, took note of what Klain had done. Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas and Gorsuch were also present. Gorsuch referenced the 5th Circuit in noting the “ultimate work-around.” “It seems, too, that the agency pursued its regulatory initiative only as a legislative ‘work-around,’” Gorsuch wrote.
It @LJCenter @PelicanInstPetition to the 5th Circuit, submitted Biden Chief Of Staff @RonaldKlainThis is a retweet of the #OSHAmandat being the “ultimate workaround” to allow Fed govts to issue vax mandates.
Both the 5th circuit’s stay & the Gorsuch concurrence took note. 😉 pic.twitter.com/UMeFQu0mpo
— Liberty Justice Center (@LJCenter) January 13, 2022
Ron Klain: It’s not a good idea to brag on Twitter about your intelligence, while also revealing unconstitutional intentions.
Ron Klain does not respond well to his questions. He needs to be told by someone that he should quit Twitter immediately before getting into even more trouble with Biden.
What is the situation at Biden White House?
Ron Klain is reposting polls showing that the overwhelming majority of Americans don’t approve of Biden’s job. pic.twitter.com/E6nxCsIoRk
— Francis Brennan (@FrancisBrennan) January 13, 2022
We did not impose any vaccination requirements before August. The Court’s decision to stay the current one was announced in September. After persuasion and incentives (100 dollars to obtain a vaccine), these requirements were put in place. FDA approval was also obtained. https://t.co/fHiM9Fvz0S
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) January 13, 2022
Ron, the bottom line is that you had telegraphed what was to come. SCOTUS sent you a clear message — you are not a king and you don’t get to impose your illegal will by stomping all over the Constitution. And saying something akin to “They didn’t listen to us so that’s why we had to act illegally” is also not a good look. You might wonder, Joe Biden’s approval is only 33%