Barletta statement on Biden’s unconstitutional, job-killing vaccine mandate

The Biden administration has released the details of the vaccine mandate on American employers, which forces employees of companies with 100 workers or more to be vaccinated or risk losing their jobs.

Former mayor and congressman Lou Barletta, the leading Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, today issued the following statement:

“Joe Biden doesn’t have the authority to impose this unconstitutional mandate on people, requiring them to inject something into their bodies against their will or face unemployment. Biden’s failed policies have already crushed the economic recovery that was underway when he took office, and this mandate will make things even worse. Further, while he claims to ‘follow the science,’ his mandate fails to recognize the natural immunity of people who have already recovered from Covid, which studies have shown is just as effective as, or stronger than, the vaccine.

“People should get vaccinated if that is their personal choice, but the government has no business ordering people to do it. Josh Shapiro no doubt supports this unlawful exertion of federal power, proving that he is even more unqualified to be governor of Pennsylvania than we previously thought.”