“We’re not going to go for their anti-vaxxing. So if you think that’s how we’re going to keep government open, vergeet dit,” Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., aan verslaggewers gesê.
“How do they explain to the public that they’re shutting down government because they don’t want people to get vaccinated?” Pelosi also said. “This is so silly.”
A few Republican senators, including Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Steve Daines, R-Mont., say they’ll use procedural tools to slow consideration of a continuing resolution to temporarily fund government operations if it doesn’t include a provision blocking enforcement of vaccine mandates from the Biden administration.
The House is expected to act on the bill Thursday, which would leave little more than 24 hours for the Senate to usher the legislation through and avert a shutdown. But if Lee, Daines and other Republicans refuse to grant unanimous consent for the Senate to circumvent its regular order, they can delay the passage of the bill potentially until the middle of next week.
“The vaccine mandate is going to shut down our businesses,” Sy. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told FOX Business Wednesday. “If it was a choice between shutting down the government for a couple of days versus shutting down businesses, better off to shut down the government.”
“Republicans want an opportunity to vote to strike down the mandate, and Democrats won’t allow it. If the government shuts down its on them,” a spokesperson for Daines added Thursday.