Thanks to Manchin’s support, Senate could soon pass bill banning Biden’s vax mandate

In its relentless pursuit of pushing needles into the arms of every possible American it can, the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates are taking constant losses in courts across the country.

According to Fox News, the administration might soon take its most devastating loss to date as the Senate prepares to vote on a bill that would ban the mandate President Joe Biden announced earlier this year for businesses that employ over 100 workers.

While one would presume that in a 50-50 split Senate, with Vice President Harris as the tie-breaking vote, such a bill could never pass, it’s only thanks to moderate Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (WV) that it likely will, as he’s already gone on record of claiming his support for the measure.

The challenge to the vaccine mandate, led by Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), falls under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). That particular maneuver will allow Congress “to officially disapprove of an executive branch regulation via a resolution passed through each chamber,” Fox noted.

Not long after a vote last week, Manchin made crystal clear that he’s not in favor of Biden’s mandate that would negatively effect hundreds of thousands of American businesses.

“I do not support any government vaccine mandate on private businesses,” the moderate senator from West Virginia stated. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who has also shown some sense of moderate legislative thoughts, could also reportedly support the measure.

Though the bill only needs a simple majority to pass in the upper chamber, Republicans will likely run into trouble in the House, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will likely round up enough Democratic troops to ensure that it doesn’t pass in the lower chamber.

Going further, should House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) manage to pull off a win in the House and get the resolution passed, it would then go to Biden’s desk for a signature that will never happen.

While the bill faces long odds of officially going on the books, it’s still seen as an important, symbolic protest against the vaccine mandates at the highest level, and will only further embarrass an embattled administration.