Tom Leonard calls on AG Nessel to oppose federal overreach
DeWitt, MI – Former prosecutor and assistant attorney general Tom Leonard today called upon Attorney General Dana Nessel to stand with Michigan businesses and oppose federal rules mandating vaccines for employees.
President Joe Biden announced in September that his administration would require employers with more than 100 workers to mandate the COVID-19 vaccination in order for employees to keep their jobs. Today the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) officially filed rules for this requirement. At least 24 state attorneys general have raised concerns about this requirement and several have now officially filed lawsuits on behalf of their constituents.
“This is one of the largest power grabs by the federal government in our nation’s history,” said Leonard. “I applaud state AGs who are standing up for working people worried about their future and local businesses trying to stay open, saying enough is enough. It’s time for Dana Nessel to stop covering for Joe Biden. She must stand up against this dangerous usurping of the Constitution.”
Now that federal rules are in place, MIOSHA is required to sufficiently adopt the federal rules within 30 days. Michigan businesses have a short time frame to prepare for compliance. The Biden administration has said they will have until just after Christmas.
“The Biden administration is attempting to use independent businesses to implement its own policies,” said Leonard. “That is a dangerous road to go down and we should all be asking where it ends. What other policies does Joe Biden believe he can force our hardworking business owners to implement for him? Whether you choose to get vaccinated or not, whether a business chooses to require it or not, this power grab should concern you.”
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