There is one sure way to get around President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate: Be part of either the legislative or judicial branches of the federal government.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said the mandate does not apply to members of the House, according to Newsweek.
“She’s saying she cannot force Members to be vaccinated, which is true,” a statement from Pelosi’s office said.
The New York Times reported that the vaccine edict issued by Biden does not apply to the federal court system either.
The vaccine mandate has triggered howls of protest.
Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York said Biden exceeded his executive authority with the mandate, which relies upon a liberal interpretation of the rule-making powers of the Department of Labor.
“Just like Mayor [Bill] de Blasio has, President Biden is inappropriately mandating businesses to serve as his vaccine police force, requiring that they mandate their employees be vaccinated, tested weekly or face hefty fines,” she said Friday, according to the New York Post.