Democrat Senator Joe Manchin announced that he is going to vote with Republicans to kill Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.

“Let me be clear, I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses,” Manchin said in a statement. “That’s why I have cosponsored and will strongly support a bill to overturn the federal government vaccine mandate for private businesses.”

Manchin added that the government should not be forcing people to do anything and that it should “incentivize, not penalize” private businesses.

The Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution through the Congressional Review Act to kill the mandate forcing businesses with at least 100 employees to ensure their workers to fully vaccinated.

Manchin’s decision will not only deliver a death blow to the mandate it will force other Senators headed into an election year to go on the record. A report on ABC signaled that other Democrat Senators may join Manchin to repeal the OSHA Rule.

From the beginning Republican Senators have vowed to do everything they could to stop the mandate.

“President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private businesses is not a partisan issue: it jeopardizes the freedoms and livelihoods of Americans in all 50 states,” Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said.

“I hope that more Democratic Senators and Representatives will follow Senator Manchin’s strong lead and stand up against this federal overreach that will wreak havoc on our recovering economy and trample on the rights of millions of Americans,” he added.

Braun has also been talking with other Democrat Senators attempting to get them on board.

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