WASHINGTON, DC (WJHL) – Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R- Tenn.) Has proposed a measure that would prevent the federal government from requiring COVID-19 vaccines among the private sector and federal employees.
The bill – dubbed the Blocking Joseph Robinette Biden’s Overreaching Vaccine Mandates Act – defines the COVID-19 vaccine as “a vaccination that aims to prevent or mitigate 2019 coronavirus disease (or SARS-CoV-2).
Harshbarger said she was “all in on tackling COVID and keeping Americans safe and healthy,” but said she believed the implementation of immunization mandates could negatively impact staff health of the country.
“I’m all for fighting COVID and keeping Americans safe and healthy, and we should use all available scientific clinical tools and protections,” Harshbarger said. “But the authoritarian vaccine mandates and menacing jobs based on the status of the COVID vaccine – which could have devastating effects on our health care and first responder workforce and other parts of our economy – are not the answer.
“I have, and always will, take a strong stance against forced COVID vaccines and have already introduced the No Vaccine Passports for Americans Act. Now President Biden has made it clear that he is not afraid to violate our constitutional rights to get what he wants. If Biden were serious about COVID-19, he would immediately secure our southern border. I am fighting to keep our civil liberties protected and that the federal government has no place to demand COVID-19 vaccines. “
The full bill is available below: