Sen. Braun, colleagues challenge Biden’s vaccine mandate

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) speaks to members of the press at the U.S. Capitol October 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats and Republicans are working on the next steps before a vote on the debt limit after reaching a deal earlier in the day that will temporarily raise the debt limit through early December. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCTOBER 07: U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) speaks to members of the press at the U.S. Capitol October 7, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 6:28 PM PT – Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Indiana Sen. Mike Braun (R) takes the lead to challenge Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for businesses.

Braun led an official challenge against the federal vaccine mandate for businesses across the nation, a law he said is a “vast overstep of authority by the federal government.” Backed by 40 other Senate Republicans, Braun announced the initiative Wednesday in D.C., asking all his fellow senators to join him in disapproving and nullifying Biden’s vaccine mandate under the Congressional Review Act.

The vaccinated businessman said he believes getting the shot should be a personal medical decision for every American and hopes this action will help protect the liberties of millions of Americans in the private sector workforce.

Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan (R) voiced his concern over the unfavorable law after encouraging businesses not to terminate employees who refuse to comply with the order. Sullivan previously sent a letter to the White House asking the Biden administration to clarify potential flexibility on the Dec. 8 deadline and is determined this initiative led by Braun is a step closer to getting rid of the federal law.

The White House is officially expected to issue a rule this week to mandate vaccination requirements for businesses with more than 100 workers, which may spell trouble for the estimated 80 million Americans who have not yet gotten their first shot.

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