MSNBC’s Joy Reid launched a scathing assault on the Supreme Court justices who voted to dam one among President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates.
Reid accused the conservative judges of caring extra about “right-wing politics” than protecting individuals alive after they voted down the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) mandate requiring companies with 100 or extra staff to make sure all employees are vaccinated in opposition to COVID or have weekly exams.
The Supreme Court voted 6-3 in opposition to the mandate on Thursday, which was as a result of start on Friday. The six judges who voted in opposition to the proposed plans have been Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas.
Speaking about Thursday’s resolution on her present that night, Reid stated that Biden’s administration had said the mandate would lead to 22 million individuals getting vaccinated and forestall 250,000 COVID hospitalizations.
Reid then requested one among her company, former Acting Solicitor General of the United States Neal Katyal, whether or not the six judges who voted in opposition to the mandate have proven they’re “extra in favor of right-wing politics” proven by individuals akin to Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis than they’re “in favor of saving lives.”
She stated: “They do not actually care if this causes much less individuals to die, clearly.”
In response, Katyal described the choice “as a darkish day for the court docket and for the nation.”
“It’s such a grave menace to public security. And the concept that the Supreme Court is answerable for it. It’s actually arduous to think about,” Katyal stated. “The court docket had a authorized fiction to get round it, they stated it is not an ‘occupational hazard,’ since you might get COVID at work or you might get it in school or a baseball sport.
“Well, by that logic, then OSHA should not regulate hearth prevention plans since you might overlook to show off the oven or your children might be taking part in with matches. I imply, it’s ludicrous.”
Reid additionally stated the Supreme Court judges who voted in opposition to the mandates are extra suited to host right-wing media exhibits than deciding on the legal guidelines of the nation.
“It is tough to think about them as something aside from right-wing ideologues, they need to all simply have right-wing speak radio exhibits,” Reid stated.
“They should not justices within the nice custom of Supreme Court justices, they’re simply politicians. I see nothing about what they’re doing that I can presumably respect. It’s unhappy what was taking place on this nation.”
The Supreme Court has been contacted for remark.