Justice opposes Biden vaccine mandate, but won’t prohibit business-imposed mandates

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice expressed his disapproval of a vaccine mandate for private businesses announced by President Joe Biden, but would not support state legislation to prohibit such businesses from imposing their own mandates.

“What president Biden is doing right now … making it mandatory … I absolutely think that that is wrong,” Justice said in a news conference on Friday.

Biden announced a new rule on Thursday, which will require private businesses that employ 100 or more people to require all workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or to supply weekly tests for unvaccinated workers. Some Republican lawmakers have threatened legal action against the
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