BISMARCK, N.D. (JAN. 13, 2022) – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Biden administration did not have authority to impose a vaccine mandate on private businesses with 100 or more employees.
“Today’s ruling reaffirms what we’ve said from the beginning: This misguided vaccine mandate was blatant federal overreach by the Biden administration,” Burgum said. “Vaccines and boosters remain the best defense against COVID-19 severe illness, hospitalization and death and are readily available to all North Dakota residents, and we encourage those who haven’t been vaccinated to consult with their trusted medical provider.”
The Supreme Court upheld 5-4 a separate vaccine mandate on employers who receive funding through federal Medicare or Medicaid programs, affecting an estimated 17 million health care workers. Burgum expressed his disappointment that hospitals and long-term care facilities won’t be allowed to make their own vaccine decisions as private employers.
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) issued the following statement in response to recent legal victories against the Biden Administration’s radical, totalitarian agenda:
“Our Republican leaders, like Governor Burgum, Republicans in the North Dakota legislature, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, are working seamlessly together to carry out what North Dakotans have elected them to do: to defend our freedoms. Washington may be broken with radical ideas designed to change the country we love, but we are grateful to have Republican leaders who never stop fighting to protect us,” said Schafer.
He continued: “Attorney General Stenehjem has, in particular, taken the fight to the Biden Administration in court, challenging their unconstitutional vaccine mandates for large employers, federal contractors, and medical workers. In just the past week, Attorney General Stenehjem’s efforts have led to the enjoinment of all of these un-American mandates. Voters should know that our leaders haven’t just shown up for them – they’ve gone and beyond to keep North Dakotans free.”
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party released the following statement in response to the passage of the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better spending bill:
“It is outrageous that at a time when North Dakotan families are hurting because of inflated energy and food prices – thanks to the Democrats’ endless spending – that Joe Biden would have the audacity to pass yet another trillion-dollar disaster. The so-called ‘Build Back Better’ plan will make America worse. It not only adds to the deficit, but also funds AOC’s socialist schemes like the Green New Deal and gives taxpayer-funded payouts to illegal immigrants. This vote yet again underscores the importance of taking back the House of Representatives in 2022 and protecting our conservative leadership here in North Dakota. Thank you to Congressman Kelly Armstrong for taking a strong stand against this shameful piece of legislation.”
BISMARCK – Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) applauded North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenejhem for challenging the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandates in three different lawsuits, including a challenge to the mandates for large businesses, federal contractors, and healthcare workers:
“Since Joe Biden took office nearly a year ago, he has declared war on our individual liberties and civil rights. North Dakotans should know, however, that Attorney General Stenejhem has been challenging this Administration in court all along the way. In the last few weeks alone, Stenejhem has relentlessly defended the people of our great state against the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate overreach with respect to our businesses, federal contractors, and healthcare workers. No one should ever have to choose between a job that puts food on the table for their families and a personal medical decision, and we are grateful to have an Attorney General who understands that well.”
Today, Perrie Schafer, Chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party (“NDGOP”) praised Governor Burgum’s continued efforts to hold President Joe Biden accountable for inconsistent policies at the northern and southern borders that have hurt North Dakota’s economy and endangered the safety of all Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced the RNC’s intention to sue the Biden administration on their unconstitutional mandate:
“Joe Biden told Americans when he was elected that he would not impose vaccine mandates. He lied. Now small businesses, workers, and families across the country will pay the price. Like many Americans, I am pro-vaccine and anti-mandate. Many small businesses and workers do not have the money or legal resources to fight Biden’s unconstitutional actions and authoritarian decrees, but when his decree goes into effect, the RNC will sue the administration to protect Americans and their liberties.”
BISMARCK, N.D. – Gov. Doug Burgum released the following statement in response to President Joe Biden’s plan released Thursday to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
BISMARCK – “Joe Biden has not only failed to “shut down this virus” – as he promised to – he has also gone back on his campaign promise against vaccine mandates.
The NDGOP stands in full support of Governor Burgum and our congressional delegation in their opposition to this outrageous abuse of federal power, in addition to the Republican National Committee and its lawsuit against the Biden Administration’s assault on our freedoms.”
Perrie Schafer, NDGOP Chairman
While we could not be more fortunate than to live in North Dakota under great conservative leadership, the same cannot be said for the backwards, haphazard decision-making coming from Washington, D.C. Whether it’s the catastrophic and tragic situation in Afghanistan or the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline on Day 1, Joe Biden is proving to be worse than we could have ever imagined.