White House Jen Psaki hinted at major new vaccine requirements during her briefing Thursday, telling reporters “Yes” when asked if the Department of Labor can compel private companies to impose mandates on employees.
“Can the Department of Labor or anybody else compel major employers, the large employers, to force the vaccine mandates on their employees?” asked one journalist.
“Yes. Stay Tuned,” said Psaki. “More to come this afternoon.”
REPORTER: "Can the Department of Labor or anybody else compel major employers, the large employers, to force the vaccine mandates on their employees?"@PressSec: “Yes. Stay tuned."
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 9, 2021
President Joe Biden is expected to sign an Executive Order Thursday that will require COVID-19 vaccines for all federal employees in an attempt to slow the spread of the deadly Delta Variant in the United States.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 9, 2021
“President Biden will order all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no option for weekly testing for the unvaccinated,” posted CBS News on Twitter.
BREAKING: President Biden will order all federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with no option for weekly testing for the unvaccinated. https://t.co/zeVOJxHeT2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 9, 2021
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) September 9, 2021
JUST IN: Biden is set to sign an executive order requiring all federal employees to be vaccinated — without the option of getting regular testing instead, according to a source familiar with the plans.
— Axios (@axios) September 9, 2021
Just In: President Biden is expected to announce a new COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all federal employees and contractors and remove the option for regular testing, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News. https://t.co/IptKAVI9rG
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) September 9, 2021
“President Joe Biden is expected to announce Thursday evening a new requirement for federal employees to receive the coronavirus vaccine, a source familiar with the matter told NBC News. The executive order will also extend to contractors that work with the U.S. government,” writes NBC News.
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.”
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