After President Joe Biden’s administration rolled out a requirement that employees at many businesses get vaccinated or undergo regular testing for COVID-19, state Rep. Ken Borton, of Gaylord, today issued the following statement reiterating his opposition to vaccine mandates:
“President Biden seems to have copied from Gov. Whitmer’s pandemic playbook. He unilaterally created this new vaccine mandate, without going through Congress.
“Like any other vaccine mandate, President Biden’s new requirement interferes with personal decision-making. This specific mandate not only interferes with families’ decisions, it also burdens businesses across Michigan, forcing employers to implement its strict requirements and fire workers who don’t comply.
“The people of Northern Michigan deserve protection against vaccine mandates. In the Legislature, I co-sponsored a plan to block the state of Michigan and local governments from issuing vaccine passports, and I will push back against this federal overreach. My House colleagues and I will be taking the Biden administration to court over this attack on Michigan workers and their families.”
State Rep. Ken Borton, R-Gaylord, today issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the Biden administration’s emergency mandate requiring workers at large employers to be vaccinated or regularly tested for COVID-19: “The Biden administration’s mandate was flawed from the beginning, and the Supreme Court rightly shut it down. With this unilateral order […]
As talk of temporarily closing schools for in-person classes has grown in recent weeks, state Rep. Ken Borton of Gaylord today issued the following statement repeating his support for Northern Michigan families and emphasizing the importance of keeping schools open: