If there was one thing that came out of the 2020 Presidential Election, it was the fact that a huge swath of Republicans in Name Only (RINOs) have been exposed. You can tell who they are by their voting with Democrats (Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Senators Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)) and that don’t do much else but flap their lips and not show up when it really matters.
An amendment that would have essentially ended the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates, failed in the Senate when four Republican Senators, didn’t bother to vote at all.
The four Senators – Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jim Inhofe (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC), ensured the amendment didn’t pass, letting down the Senate Republicans who are fighting to defund the remainder of Biden’s vaccine mandates.
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was the one to introduce the amendment to the continuing resolution (CR), and if Romney, Graham, Inhofe and Burr weren’t so busy avoiding their public service, the amendment would have had a chance to pass.
The measure failed 46-47. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) had set the vote threshold to a majority, that would have given a victory if the four extra votes could have been added.
After the vote, Senator Lee shared a video of his floor speech in Senate, demanding that Biden’s vaccine mandates be defunded, and stating that the mandates are immoral.
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) voted in December for a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to defund the private employer vaccine mandate.
But in typical Democrat style, Manchin and Tester both voted no on Lee’s amendment.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) vaccine mandate was blocked by the Supreme Court, which would have forced large employers to require a vaccine from employees to work in their business. The federal government, however, can still enforce the other four mandates, which target medical workers, military personnel, federal employees and federal contractors.
Senators Mike Lee, Roger Marshall (R-KS), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Mike Braun (R-IN), Rand Paul (R-KY), and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have all led the fight together to defund Biden’s tyrannical vaccine mandates.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said in reaction to the failed vote on Twitter, “Missing R’s keeping vax mandates alive? Romney (UT), Inhofe (OK), Burr (NC), & Graham (SC). No excuses – they should all be ashamed. Now – EVERY @SenateGOP should be held accountable for voting to fund this government. Watch, count the votes, then act.”
Senior editor at the Blaze, Daniel Horowitz said, “Imagine Burr, Inhofe, Romney and Graham thinking that they had something more important than defeating sickening mandates on human bodies. If they don’t want to be there for the most important votes they should resign.”
And resign they should. There is no room for traitors in the People’s House and the RINOs who were seemingly too busy to turn up to do their job – that taxpayers pay them to do – should be voted out when their next campaign rolls around again. Elected officials have a duty to serve their constituents, not themselves.