The spokeswoman for the White House recalled Tuesday, October 12 that the federal law "
" over the laws of the American states, after Texas decided to oppose the vaccine obligation chosen by Joe Biden for millions of employees.
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Federal law prevails over the law of the
federated states," said Jen Psaki, when asked about the initiative by Republican governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. US President Joe Biden, after refusing for a long time to take binding decisions, said a month ago that vaccination against Covid-19 would become mandatory for some 100 million workers, federal government officials and employees in the private sector.
However, the Biden administration has still not published the rules that will frame the practical application of this obligation in the private companies concerned, those with more than 100 employees. "
There is not really any historical precedent for (this vaccine obligation in companies) and we want to do well
", justified the spokesperson for the White House, when asked about this implementation deadline.
Jen Psaki also considered that the decision of the governor of Texas was above all "
When you make a choice that goes against existing public health information and data, which is not based on the interests of the people of whom you are the governor, then it may be in your own political interest
," she criticized.
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The announcement of the vaccine requirement sparked an uproar among Republicans, who see it as a violation of individual freedom.
Greg Abbott, known to have been fiercely opposed to being required to wear a mask, tested positive for Covid-19 in August, after attending a public indoor event.
The governor is fully vaccinated.