President Joe Biden has rolled out a COVID-19 vaccine mandate affecting about 80 million American workers.

Biden is ordering all businesses and other organizations with 100 or more employees to make sure those employees either become vaccinated or are tested weekly for the disease.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., says he is outraged by what he views as a massive government overreach.

Vaccine mandates “are freedom-robbing,” Johnson says. “They’re unbelievably coercive.”

“I’ve always thought that nobody should be pressured, coerced, or fear reprisal for refusing any medical treatment, including the COVID vaccine,” Johnson adds. “But we’ve just turned our society, our laws, our ethics on their head during this pandemic. It’s time for Americans to reclaim their freedom.”

Johnson joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss what he and congressional colleagues plan to do about Biden’s largest vaccine mandate, as well as to share some stories of Americans who have been affected by side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines.

We also cover these stories:

  • The Biden administration formally announces its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for many private employers.
  • Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Dr. Anthony Fauci get into another heated exchange during a Senate committee hearing.
  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler calls for over $5 million in additional police department funding nearly a year after Oregon’s largest city cut its police budget in response to protests and riots.



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