President Joe Biden said that the authority to enact a nationwide mandate is “still a question,” but the White House clarified that the Biden administration is not exploring that authority “at all.”
Following his speech entitled “Laying Out the Next Steps in Our Effort to Get More Americans Vaccinated and Combat the Spread of the Delta Variant,” President Biden took questions from reporters, including one about vaccine mandates.
Biden expressed support for local, state, and other vaccine mandates, and said the Department of Justice has determined those mandates are legally sound, but added that the legality of a national mandate is an open question:
Q Why not push for vaccine mandates in states, private companies, schools? Do