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Gov. McMaster's vaccine mandate comment is 'why we're still in this mess,' says SC rep.

Joe Cunningham / Gov. McMaster. (AP/WCIV)
Joe Cunningham / Gov. McMaster. (AP/WCIV)
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South Carolina representative Joe Cunningham was quick to respond to the governor’s answer to President Joe Biden’s newest vaccine requirements on Thursday.

Gov. Henry McMaster vowed the state would “fight them to the gates of hell to protect the liberty and livelihood of every South Carolinian.” He made the statement in response to Biden’s announcement requiring all employers with more than 100 workers to require those workers to either be vaccinated or be tested weekly for COVID-19.

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McMaster said Biden “and the radical Democrats” have turned the American Dream “into a nightmare” and have “declared war against capitalism, thumbed their noses at the Constitution and empowered our enemies abroad.”

Former U.S. Congressman Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat McMaster as governor in 2022, claimed on Twitter that McMaster’s decisions are “killing our people.”

Republican South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, meanwhile, also weighed in on Biden’s announcement, saying his staff has begun reviewing the law and its legal standing.

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“Our country is facing a constitutional crisis because of Joe Biden’s administration. With a swipe of a pen, Biden radically changed the scope and power of the presidency. He bulldozed the legislative branch and commandeered private businesses,” he said on Twitter.

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