Utah leaders respond to Biden vaccine mandate

Senate President J. Stuart Adams and House Speaker Brad Wilson, Attorney General Sean Reyes and State Auditor John Dougall released the following joint statement in response to the Biden administration’s sweeping new vaccine mandate:

“The mandate the Biden administration issued is a blatant attempt to exceed well-established limitations on federal authority and infringes upon the rights of private businesses and employees. Biden continues to be tone-deaf to a majority of Americans who oppose mandates.

“Utahns have made it clear they expect the state to oppose this heavy-handed overreach, and each of us will act in our capacities to do so. We will not stand down while Biden disregards the rights of the people and we will continue to stand for civil liberties and freedom in our state.”