CNN Huffs Conservative Justices Skeptical of Vaccine Mandate Overreach

Nicholas Fondacaro | January 13, 2022
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In a 6-3 decision along ideological lines, the Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on employers with 100 or more employees through OSHA was unconstitutional (although a mixed 5-4 allowed the mandate on healthcare workers to proceed). This just ruling ruffled the feathers of those live on CNN Newsroom when the story broke, growing prickly at the fact conservatives are naturally skeptical of federal power.

The first sampling from the majority opinion offered to CNN viewers came from co-host Victor Blackwell reading, “It is not our role to weigh such tradeoffs. In our system of government, that is the responsibility of those chosen by the people through democratic processes.” He immediately wanted to know how the justices came down on either side.

A few moments later, co-host Alisyn Camerota tacitly admitted conservatives weren’t against democracy by saying the ruling was “not surprising” because “as we all would expect, in terms of conservatives thinking that it should be up to elected officials and states.”