White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki doubled-down on Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for small businesses during her daily briefing Thursday; saying the January 4th deadline remains the goal despite legal battles all over the country.
“OSHA suspended its vaccine implementation… Given this update, is the administration still urging businesses to move forward?” asked one reporter.
“We are still heading towards the same timeline and we are confident in OSHA’s authority,” said Psaki.
.@ShelbyTalcott asks Psaki about OSHA stopping Biden's vaccine mandate and if the WH still intends to force compliance by January 4th.
Psaki: "We are still heading towards the same timeline and we are confident is OSHA's authority." pic.twitter.com/ukrsy4jkN2
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 18, 2021
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration -or OSHA- officially suspended the “implementation and enforcement” of Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate on small businesses this week pending further legal review.
“While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the ETS pending future developments in the litigation,” reads a statement on the organization’s website.
OSHA Reports it ‘Has Suspended’ all ‘Implementation’ and ‘Enforcement’ of Biden’s Vaccine Mandate https://t.co/9M2kIxEp5N
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) November 17, 2021
BREAKING: "OSHA Suspends Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing for Employers with 100 or More Employees"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 17, 2021
BREAKING REPORT: OSHA Suspends Enforcement of Vaccine Mandate After Most Recent Court Ruling…
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 17, 2021
A three-judge panel in New Orleans ruled last week that the President’s mandate exceeds his authority and poses Constitutional threats to private business owners.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
PRESS SEC GOES SILENT: Psaki Dodges When Asked If Biden Will Host First Solo Press Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki continued to deflect questions surrounding Joe Biden Monday; refusing to answer when asked if the President plans to hold his first solo press briefing anytime soon.
“Can you update us on his first press conference?” asked one reporter.
“Ummm, not yet! But we will definitely have one. We’ll schedule it, and you’ll be the first to know!” deflected Psaki.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) March 1, 2021
Watch the Press Secretary’s comments above.
SPIN BEGIN: Jen Psaki Dodges When Grilled Over Kamala’s ‘Abusive’ Work Environment
“Is the White House concerned that some vice presidential staffers reportedly feel like they work in a quote ‘abusive environment?’” Fox News’ Peter Doocy asked.
“Well I would first note that I try not to speak to or engage on anonymous reports or anonymous sources,” Psaki said. “I will say that the vice president is an incredibly important partner to the president of the United States.”
Jen Psaki Responds To Accusations Of VP Harris Running ‘Abusive’ Work Environment https://t.co/8ePwSVru1G
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) July 2, 2021
“She has a challenging job, a hard job, and she has a great supportive team of people around her,” she added. “Other than that, I’m not going have any more comments on those reports.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.